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Purple Thistle, Ingonish Beach, NS

Purple Thistle

3.8
3.8
12 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
The stunning views and sophisticated flavours give this upscale restaurant its exceptional reputation. Enjoy the surrounding views of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Highlands while you enjoy your meal. So treat yourself to a unique Nova Scotia dining experience—you’re on vacation, after all.
Reservations are for Dinner only.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 285-2880

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chad Robinson

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. V

    Valr

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    For a main restaurant at a high class resort I would have expected comfortable seating, tablecloths, perhaps candles on each table. Looked more like a high school cafeteria. Limited menu and not very exciting presentation either. Staff was obviously post COVID but was trying their best. Watched as one patron sent her main course back to the kitchen. Coastal and Seagull much better value and with the expected ambience for what we were expecting.
  2. WS

    WayneS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    One meal was cold when severed and not the best.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dated decor, dated food
  4. L

    Lynne

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and an even better view. Never disappointed
  5. JM

    JulieM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Wait staff was attentive and friendly.
  6. PL

    PiaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Service was super slow. Took forever to get our drinks. Bread came about 45 minutes later. When we asked when our main course would be ready after an hour wait, they said, Oh, are you ready for your next course? Wait, what??? The restaurant has no atmosphere, warmth, attention to detail. Very disappointed especially with the high prices.
  7. MB

    MauriceB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great views, excelant service. Little pricey but still worth dining there.
  8. FH

    FredH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views and good seafood. Halibut is the best I've had.
  9. KS

    KathrynS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time in the Purple Thistle last night, however, there was a very noisy dinner guest two tables away from us who disrupted our meal. A woman with a loud, nervous laugh. That was just the luck of the draw for us…..
  10. LL

    LilL

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The bread was dry, thought we had ordered basket of bread with oil, we were not charged for the bread they brought us. The pork was dry but the gravy was excellent. Staff should be properly trained on how to serve and pour wine, he did his best. Escargot were good but salad was mediocre, disappointing for a resort class restaurant.
  11. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Stunning views, great service. Highly recommended
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, scallops, escargot, rack of lamb, chowder. All delicious!

FAQs

Purple Thistle is rated 3.8 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Purple Thistle

383 Keltic in Rd Ingonish Beach, NS B0C 1L0

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Ingonish Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chad Robinson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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