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Airds Hotel and Restaurant

AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classical technique delivered with polish

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

The short drive from Fort William to Port Appin is a tonic in itself, but the location of the Airds Hotel, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, looking over to the Isle of Lismore, is guaranteed to unwind the troubled mind. In a long, low-ceilinged dining room, an atmosphere of considerate civility reigns, and the cooking is characterised by classical techniques delivered with polish and the kind of simplicity that allows quality to shine through. A single crisply toasted Tarbet scallop is joined by its best friend, an intensely flavoured Mull langoustine, in a starter further enriched by crumbled egg yolk and vivid watercress purée. That makes a fine prelude to a main dish of lamb – roast loin and breast and braised neck – simply served with buttery fondant potato, baby vegetables and another vibrant green purée, this time of peas. Fish could be Wester Ross salmon with tomato tortellini and lightly spiced houmous, while desserts such as sticky toffee soufflé with salt caramel sauce, given a jolt by assertive pickled apple and gentled by clotted cream ice cream, aim to send you away happy.

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Opening hours

  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday (November to January)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 5
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.15


  • Chef(s): Chris Stanley

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £24.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £26.95
  • Tasting menu from: £81
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From A828 (Oban to Fort William road), turn at Appin signed Port Appin. Hotel 2.5 miles on left.

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