Best Places To Eat in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

The Best Places to Eat in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 🍽


So you’ve found yourself in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, and hunger strikes? Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

In this blog, I’ll be telling you about all the best cafes, restaurants, and takeaways you can find on the island. So, whether it’s lunch, dinner, or a quick snack, we’ll make sure you don’t starve. I’ll also make sure to throw in our recommendations – so you know what’s good!

So… let’s get right into it! Here are the best places to eat in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.

Please note that during the winter months, some of the local business close or reduce opening hours. It’s always best to check online or phone ahead (you can always rely on the trusty pubs though!)

The Ritz Café 🍦

The Ritz Cafe Millport

Where: 26 Stuart St, KA28 0AJ

What: Retro style, 1950s café with amazing ice cream.

The Ritz Café – a much loved local institution. People who have visited Millport over the years all hold fond memories of this place and it’s an iconic part of the island. It is the perfect place to stop if you’re looking for a quick bite or some lunch.

At the Ritz you can expect filled rolls, toasties, burgers and – best of all – their famous sweet selection. The café serves all sorts of ice creams, milkshakes, even some tasty puddings and cakes.

Our recommendation: It’s got to be the Marshmallow ice. Vanilla ice cream, melted marshmallow and raspberry sauce. You get a thick layer of warm marshmallow which stays melted on the cold vanilla ice cream – too good!


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Brewbaker 🍪

Brewbaker Cafe, Millport

Where: 17 Stuart Street, KA28 0AJ

What: Amazing bakery with fresh, tasty homemade goods.

At Brewbaker, you can expect fresh food that is made with love.

Whether it’s bread, quiche, cookies, cakes, tarts, bagels or muffins – you’ll be sure to find some seriously delicious home baking. The best thing to do is just show up and check the blackboard to see what is fresh out of the oven!

Out with the baking, there’s amazing coffee and some great options if you’re stopping for lunch including their speciality salads. Brewbaker also make their own chocolates and truffles. 🍫

To be honest, they often look too good to eat…

Brewbaker Cafe, Millport

Check out their Facebook page to see some of the recent taste sensations they’ve been baking.

Our recommendation: The famous quiches. They’re undefeated. Wash it down with a Brewbaker Latté.


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Planning your visit to the Isle of Cumbrae?:

This blog post is part of our ‘Ultimate Guide‘ to the island. Check it out by clicking the link below:

Crocodeli 🐊

Crocodeli Millport

Where: 33 Stuart Street, KA28 0AJ

What: A lovely deli and bakery which is open all year round.

Crocodeli is a smahing wee deli serving a variety of fresh baking including pastries, baguettes and a variety of breads.

It’s a fantastic spot for grabbing a coffee, a quick bite or to pack up for a picnic. The produce is always fresh and tasty, and the service is friendly.

They’ve also got a lovely selection of cheeses, biscuits, wines, and craft beers to purchase 🍷 Perfect if you’re planning a night in!

Our recommendation: Anything involving the freshly baked bread – it’s the BEST! Try pairing it with one of their signature salads.


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The Cumbrae Butcher 🥧

The Cumbrae Butcher

Where: 25 Guildford St, KA28 0AB

What: Family run butchers with tasty pies [Takeaway only].

You’ll find The Cumbrae Butcher in the heart of Millport Town, right on the sea front. This shop has been butchers for many years, however has recently opened under new family ownership in February 2022.

They offer an amazing range of fresh meats for all your BBQ and home cooking needs, however they’re also a a fantastic option for a quick bite. Treat yourself to one of their pies or pastries, which are always freshly baked and hot out the oven! Mmmm… golden grown goodness 🥧

Our recommendation: The Steak Pie. Deep filled with thick pieces of delicious meat and gravy. You won’t find any half-filled pies here!


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Round Island Cafe 🏝

Round Island Cafe Millport

Where: 51-52 Stuart Street KA28 0AG

What: Fresh, modernised cafe and bar. Cafe by day, and restaurant by night.

The Round Island Cafe has a wonderful, warm welcome and many describe it as a wee Island gem. On the lunch menu there’s a selection of toasties, baguettes, baked potatoes, salads and soups.

In the evening there’s a cracking dinner menu with plenty options, including some lovely desserts. They also have a well stocked bar, including some nice draught beers.

You can even get an amazing Afternoon Tea! (the scones are home made and are to die for).

Our recommendation: The Sunday roast! Beef, gravy, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and lots of delicious veg.


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Fintry Bay 🏝

Where: Fintry Bay, KA28 0HA

What: Sunset cafe and restaurant with stunning views out over the Clyde to Arran and Bute.

You’ll find the Fintry Bay Cafe completely secluded on the West side of the Isle of Cumbrae and it’s an obligatory stop if you’re cycling around the island.

On a summers day the kiosk is the perfect spot for a break to enjoy an ice cream, milk shake or cold drink.

You can also grab a table inside at the cafe, where you can get some delicious breakfast and lunch options – anything from pancake stacks to grilled tortilla wraps!

Check out their menu below:

Fintry Bay Millport 2023 Menu

Note that their opening hours may be reduced through the winter! You can check out their Facebook page and call 01475531073 to see what’s on.

All the food is fantastic however our favourite part is the amazing views across to Arran and Bute.


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The Garisson House Cafe ☕️

Garrison House Cafe Outdoor

Where: Glasgow St, KA28 0DJ

What: Wonderful cafe in the grounds of the Garrison House.

The Garrison House is a beautifully restored building and fantastic example of 19th Century gothic architecture. At the Garrison you’ll find a lovely enclosed garden, the ‘Museum of the Cumbraes’ and, of course, The Garisson House Cafe.

The cafe serves a wide range of food, so there’s something for everyone. You can expect light bites, healthy options, breakfasts, lunches, hearty meals, smoothies and cafe classics – all at a reasonable price!

Take a seat in the courtyard if there’s good weather, or you can take a seat indoors next to their “music wall of fame”. 🎸

The Garrison House Cafe, Millport

Our recommendation: Try one of the salad boxes! These change from time to time but are always TASTY.


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The Dancing Midge Café 🕺

The Dancing Midge Millport

Where: 24 Glasgow Street, KA280

What: Family-run business, providing freshly prepared food, homemade scones and brilliant Italian coffee.

The Dancing Midge is a brilliant wee café and is perfect if you’re looking to have brunch in Millport. They serve full breakfasts, French toast, hot rolls, and bagels.

If you’re visiting a bit later in the day, why not try one of their burgers or jumbo hotdogs? They’re top drawer.

Our recommendation: It’s got to be the full breakfast. Two slices of bacon, egg, black pudding, haggis, lorne sausage, potato scone, double beans, toast and tea / coffee – the perfect way to fuel yourself for a day exploring the island!

Top Tip: Looking for veggie? The Dancing Midge might be the spot for you. They serve ‘The Midge Vege Breakfast’ and they do an amazing spicy bean burger.

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Edwards at the Harbour 🌊

Where: 15 Stuart Street, KA28 0AJ

What: Seafood and Steak Restaurant at the Harbour

If you fancy going out for a nice meal in Millport, Edwards at the Harbour have got you covered.

Newly opened in Feb 2023, they have a lovely menu including a variety of steaks, seafood, pasta, and tasty sides.

If you’ve still got some room after your main meal, there’s some delicious desserts on offer too. Check it out:

Edwards at the Harbour Millport

Edward’s also tend to put on a takeaway menu with some incredibly tasty burgers, chicken dishes, and sides. Check it out below:

Edwards Millport Takeaway Food

You can call them on 01475 910543 or message their Facebook page to see what’s currently on!


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Millport Pier Hotel 🏨

Millport Pier Hotel Millport

Where: Quayhead Street, KA28 0AP.

What: A Harbour-side hotel and bar with beer garden, sea views, and weekend entertainment.

The Millport Pier Hotel is a welcoming bar and restaurant which can be found (you guessed it) next to the Millport pier.

They’re open 7-days a week and have a fantastic food menu, packed with everything from pub grub classics to fresh seafood.

Check out their menu (as of Feb 2023) below:

Millport Pier Hotel Menu

The Millport Pier Hotel also features in our Best Bars and Pubs in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae blog.


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The Newton Bar 🍺

Where: 1-2 Glasgow Street, KA28 0DJ.

What: A family-friendly pub serving food by the sea. [Takeaway available].

The Newton Bar is a fantastic bar / restaurant and certainly worth a visit when you come to the island. Visitors and locals always highly praise the food, and some say it’s the best place to eat in Millport.

When it comes to the menu you can expect a great selection of meals including steak, burgers, curry and different chicken dishes. Proper tasty stuff.

Our recommendation: Curry Club Wednesdays! Your choice of curry, rice, poppadoms, spiced onions and mixed pakora. All for £14.50 (£12.50 takeaway). Quality.


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This blog post is part of our ‘Ultimate Guide‘ to the island. Check it out by clicking the link below:

Frasers Bar 🍺

Where: 7 Cardiff St, KA28 0AS.

What: A snug bar with great pub grub.

If you head to Fraser’s bar you’ll be greeted with lovely staff, a wide range of beers, great service and a nice local atmosphere.

It’s also a great shout for food – whether it’s for lunch or dinner. We’d describe the food as ‘hearty scran’ so you can expect classics like soup, steak pie, scampi, burgers and fish & chips.

Our recommendation: The steak pie! It’s class.


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Deep-Sea Fish and Chips 🍟

Where: 5 Quayhead, KA28 0AW

What: Award-winning fish and chips [Takeaway only].

You can find Deep-Sea Fish & Chips on the far end of the town, next to the Millport pier. There’s not much to say other than it’s a brilliant Chip Shop with all your classic options. Superb stuff.

Our recommendation: The classic Fish & Chips, but get the fish breaded and load the chips with chip shop curry sauce. Oaft. Wash it down with a pint from the Millport Pier Hotel next door.


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Top Tip: Leave nothing but footprints!

Let’s keep Scotland’s landscapes litter free. It should go without saying, but if there’s not a bin nearby, do the right thing by taking it with you. Also, please use recycling points where available.

Golden Dragon Chinese 🐉

Golden Dragon Chinese Millport

Where: 32-33 Glasgow St, KA28 0DL

What: Chinese Takeaway

Open 6-days a week, and offering tasty Chinese food, The Golden Dragon is the single Chinese Takeaway option on the island.

You can place an order by calling 01475 530090. As a heads up, it’s cash only!


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Milli’s Kitchen (Tavern Bar) 🍺

The Tavern Bar Millport

Milli’s Kitchen serves food from inside The Tavern Bar. Expect a mix of tasty takeaway food including burgers, Indian kebabs, and munchy boxes.

To order takeaway, you give The Tavern Bar a call on 01475 530465 😊

You can also check out their Facebook Page to see what’s currently on!

Check our their menu below:

Milli's Kitchen The Tavern Bar Millport


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So… there you have it

All of the best places to eat in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae. It might be a small town on a small island but one thing is for sure – you won’t struggle to find some proper good food.

Try one of our recommendations and let us know how you get on!

Ultimate Guide to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae:

For everything you need to know about planning your visit to the island, check it out our full guide:


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