This excellent restaurant is beautifully set overlooking the Jura sound and entrance of the Crinan Canal, and picture windows give splendid views, so try to reserve a table near a window.
The food on offer relies almost totally on local produce and closely follows the seasons. There are about four choices at each stage, fish and other seafood featuring heavily.
An early Spring menu brought 'Pithivier of free-range Chicken & Wood Pigeon, Winter Truffles & Salsify'; 'Cauliflower Velouté & Sautéed Cockles' and 'Pan-Fried Mackerel Ravioli of Loch Etive Mussels, Chive Velouté among the starters.
'Scottish Rib Eye Steak, Mushrooms, Vine Tomatoes, Duck Fat Chips & Herb Butter'; 'Roasted Saddle of Argyll Venison, Slow-Cooked Haunch, Savoy Cabbage & Confit Potatoes'; 'Roast Rack of Lamb & Kidney with Maxim Potatoes & Red Currant Jus' among the mains. Seafood will include Jumbo Prawns, Scallops, Monkfish and other varieties - often caught only a few hours earlier.
Finish with 'Hot Chocolate Fondant, Poached Mandarins & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Millefeuille of English Rhubarb & Almonds with Crème Chantilly' or their excellent selection of Scottish cheeses with Oatcakes & Quince'.
They also have a Seafood Bar, specialising in local seafood straight from the boats - see their website for details.
- Food Style: Modern Scottish
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; (slightly lighter menu offered, plus bar food)
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-20.30 (21.00 during the summer); set D £45
- Seats: 40, plus 20 outside
- Wine: an excellent list travels the world, and kicks off at £19.50
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available