More restaurants and places to eat in Argyll & The Isles
A fresh seafood platter
The cafe at the Inverawe Smokehouse, Taynuilt, Argyll
Oban Chocolate Company cafe
The Colonsay Hotel and Restaurant, Isle of Colonsay, Inner Hebrides.
As you enjoy exploring Argyll & The Isles’ many wonderful attractions, make sure to indulge in the many restaurants, cafes and tearooms where the menus are bursting with flavour and you’re guaranteed a true taste of the region.
Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood with fresh catches landed off the coast each day and taken straight to the region’s many fine restaurants.
Follow the Seafood Trail which features eight eateries, from the Pierhouse Hotel in Appin in the north of the region to one of the trail’s founding members, the Dunvalanree in Carradale. Look out for the delicious showcases of the finest shellfish as well as fresh and seawater fish and don’t miss the mouth-watering dishes at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar.
But it’s not just on the mainland where lovers of seafood can dazzle their tastebuds. Watch the boats bring in the catch from the terrace at the Cafe Fish in Tobermory on the picturesque island of Mull as you tuck into the daily specials, or dine al fresco during the summer months at Am Birlinn on the island.
Back on the mainland, in the seaside village of Dunoon, why not treat yourself to a meal at The Abbots Brae Hotel Restaurant which is known for its traditional dishes of haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as seafood delights? There’s also plenty cafes and tearooms across the area from Oban to Lochgilphead which serve a great range of home baking and sweet treats.
Don’t forget to finish off your meal with a pint of locally crafted ale or a dram of one of the region’s fine whiskies, many of which are renowned for their distinctive peaty characteristics.
"Excellent fresh local foods cooked and served with imagination, flair and plenty of enthusiasm." The Ardanaiseig Restaurant is noted for its imaginative use of fresh produce - particularly seafood, for which the West of Scotland is famous.
Coast is a contemporary restaurant housed in a former bank building. Once inside a modern mix of wood, calming colours and music create a relaxed setting to enjoy the best local shellfish, fish and Scottish meats.
Welcome to The Barn Bar. We are a rural pub and although it may feel like we are in the heart of the countryside, Oban town centre is less than 2.5 miles by road. You can also walk over the hill from Oban (via Gallanach Farm).