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Airds Hotel and Restaurant

PORT APPIN, Appin, PA38 4DF

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Port Appin is a peaceful hamlet in a beautiful setting on the shore of Loch Linnhe with the Morven mountains in the background. Airds, a whitewashed converted ferry inn, just across a narrow road from the loch, is a modestly proportioned (just 11 bedrooms) boutique-style hotel with bags of class - a perfect retreat. Entry is through a small flower-filled conservatory, with two lounges beyond in which to enjoy a wee dram on one of the deep soft furnishings in front of the fire or in the whisky bar purpose-built in American walnut. The restaurant, candlelit at night, is a stylish room, with views over the loch from large picture windows. The seasonal menus show a kitchen taking a gently contemporary approach, with nothing too startling. A platter of smoked salmon and crab, served with garden beetroot and horseradish, or foie gras terrine with blood orange, are the sort of starters to expect. Pinpoint timing and seasoning are hallmarks, with loin of lamb cooked to pink and accompanied by garlic, goats' cheese gnocchi and black olives. Not surprisingly, seafood gets a strong showing: perhaps pan-seared sea bass fillet with an oyster emulsion, clams and lemongrass cream. End indulgently with dark chocolate delice with bitter orange purée and mandarin sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01631 730236
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish
Chef: Chris Stanley
Number of seats: 30
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 8 yrs.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £7.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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From A828 (Oban to Fort William road), turn at Appin signed Port Appin. Hotel 2.5m on left
Nearest station: Connel

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