Find this country house hotel/restaurant on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Indeed, the dining room has marvellous views over the loch towards the mountains beyond.
The kitchen, under the direction of Robert Macpherson, uses local produce whenever possible, and doesn't over-complicate dishes, so true flavour shine through.
So expect the likes of 'Roast Langoustines with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad' or 'Breast of Pigeon with Foie Gras and Pancetta' to begin; maybe 'Braised Turbot with Scallops and Spinach'; 'Corn-Fed Guinea Fowl with Savoy Cabbage, Mustard Seed Velouté, Confit Shallot & Thyme Fondant' or 'Best end of Lamb with Roast Vegetables and Madeira Jus' to follow. Perhaps a 'Prune and Armagnac Soufflé' or some local cheese to finish.
The petits fours, coming with the coffee, are not to be missed.
- Food Style: Scottish
- Lunch: all week, 12.30-13.45; main courses about £12-£23; set L £18.95 (2 courses) to £21.95; set L Sun £21.95 - a light L menu including sandwiches, is also available
- Dinner: all week 19.30-21.00; set D £53 (5 courses); Tasting Menu £70 (7 courses)
- Seats: 32
- Wine: A good wine list, kicks off in the low £20's, and concentrates on France
- Children's portions: When possible, but no children under 8
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Oban
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page - or take the A85 going north from Oban, then the A828, over Loch Etive towards Appin. Here, follow the signs to Port Appin, the hotel is 4 km on the left
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 2 days each week Nov - Jan (please enquire)
- Rooms available