You can't miss the new Spar store in Tobermory. It is located in a former church building in the harbour area.
It's a good place to pick up items for a picnic, and they also have a small cafe area where you can get hot drinks, soup and filled rolls.
Cafe Fish is located by the ferry terminal, above the tourist information office. Trust me, it is a lot better than the external appearance in my photo might suggest.
They are open for lunch and dinner specialize in locally-caught fish and seafood, though I think meat dishes are also available. At lunchtime they do things like soup and wraps as well as some more substantial dishes, but it's definitely worth going for dinner.
Booking is advisable as this restaurant is very popular!
Favorite Dish: Seafood bisque for starter with homemade bread was good, though I'm not sure why they felt they needed to garnish everything with so much paprika, including the bread!
I had peat-smoked haddock stuffed with squat lobster for main course and it was heavenly.
I still had room for some sticky ginger pudding and ice-cream, though. Very nice, and I'm not a great ginger fan.
An Tobar Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre with art exhibitions and live music performances.
It also has a nice cafe where you can have a cup of proper leaf tea (not bags) and a piece of homemade cake or a light lunch such as soup and a roll.
Soup comes in two sizes, £2.75 for a small bowl and £3.50 for large.
There is free wifi access in the cafe.
Favorite Dish: Broccoli and almond soup was very tasty.
Tobermory Chocolate is a shop selling handmade chocolate and gifts, but on the left hand side as you go in is a cafe where you can have a hot chocolate (or coffee or tea etc.) and a piece of tasty-looking chocolate (or other cake).
There is also free wifi access.
Favorite Dish: Unfortunately they don't provide a complimentary sample of their chocolates with your hot beverage, but you can buy an individual chocolate to try with your drink. I like the violet cream!
Our landlady recommended the Macdonald Arms to us as the pub 'where the locals go'. They do a range of standard 'pub grub' style meals, which are very tasty and filling at a reasonable price. The pub itself is quiet (no loud music or fruit machines) and friendly.
Menu options include: smoked haddock fishcake with chips; chilli con carne with rice; chicken curry; macaroni cheese; pork with black pudding; burger and chips; all at £6.50 per head.
Look out for the stuffed cat.
Favorite Dish: Everything we had was very nice, but I think the fishcake was perhaps the best.
For dessert, the homemade sticky toffee pudding can be recommended!
The fish & chip van on Tobermory harbour is the only such van which has an entry in the 'Les Routiers' directory.
As well as straightforward 'catch of the day' and chips, they also have more exotic options such as scallops and even Thai fishcakes.
Favorite Dish: I had a large haddock and chips, price £5.30, which was excellent.
I needed a good restaurant that was no smoking so my guesthouse hostess recommended Javiers, just down the street. What a find! I had skipped lunch so was very hungry. For an appetizer, I had a pate & baguette - the best pate I think I have ever eaten!! For the main course I had seabass with shrimp and scallops which was garnished with watercress and fresh spring greens. Brilliant!!
The next night, since there wasn't much choice if I didn't want to sit in a smoky pub, I ate at Javiers again. I had schnitzel; it was ok, but nothing like the wonderful meal of the night before.