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Loch Melfort Hotel

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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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Ambitious contemporary cooking and magnificent views

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Tranquilly set in 17 acres of gardens, this country-house hotel was built in the late 19th century slap-bang on the shore of Asknish Bay with jaw-dropping views over to Jura and other islands. Pheasant, duck, quail and black pudding go into a terrine set off by a port reduction and pear and saffron chutney, followed perhaps by braised shin of beef with pan-fried mignon of fillet served with girolles, roast shallots, potato cakes and red wine jus. Resourceful seafood dishes include grilled mackerel fillet with barigoule and fennel purée, and pan-fried fillet of sea bass with saffron potatoes, mussels, spinach and tapenade. To finish, fly the Scottish saltire with cranachan.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: mid 2 weeks in January, midweek November to March and 1st 2 weeks in December
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Closed for dinner: Tuesday to Wednesday (November to March)
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef: Michael Knowles

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 54
  • Wines over £30: 21
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from 9.95
  • Main course from18.50
  • Dessert from6.75
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

On A816, midway between Oban & Lochgilphead

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