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Airds Hotel and Restaurant

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Port Appin | Argyll, Appin PA38 4DF, Scotland
+44 1631 730236
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Thurso, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late review and apologies but it's been a bit of a busy time. Beautiful setting with stunning views and the public areas are lovely for lounging and relaxing however not so great for eating lunch. Chairs high, tables low, dishes didn't really fit on the tables and all a bit cramped. Good looking menu but here and also somewhere very... More 

Thank windymaple
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We return to The Airds Hotel for many reasons but in particular the food is simply outstanding. We wished we lived closer so we could make this a regular dining experience. Chris the Head Chef is to be congratulated on dishing up amazing food which is both pleasing to the eye & the taste buds. The only difficulty is knowing... More 

Thank SaraSevenoaks
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed in the hotel and ate in the restaurant on both nights and it was fantastic. From the food which of course was stunning, to the service which was friendly and unobtrusive and the atmosphere which was one of understated elegance. It is obvious that they take advantage of the local produce as everything was incredibly fresh and the... More 

Thank lafertybeatrice
Shaun M, Owner at Airds Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and we are delighted that you enjoyed both your stay with us in the hotel and also your meals. There can be no great accolade for us then a description of the food as 'stunning' so a big thank you! I am also delighted that the service was friendly and unobtrusive as this... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

See also my review of the hotel. The whole dinner experience was simply perfection. You start of in the lounge where you choose your dishes whilst they serve lovely canapés. You're then taken through to the reataurant and seated where a waitress serves water etc. All beautifully done. As for the meal it was stunning. I understand they have just... More 

Thank Experiencedtourer
Shaun M, Owner at Airds Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a terrific review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hopefully dining at Airds is a very special occasion and we try hard to ensure that it is just that. The new menu has proved very popular and is one which enables the Chef to showcase the local produce, perhaps more... More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had always heard good reviews on this property so whilst our beloved daughter was visiting we decided to book in for afternoon tea,at a cost of £24 per person i was excited to see what feast we were about to devour! The property was nice eneough although the wow factor i was expecting eluded me. I hear alot about... More 

1 Thank Merida2302
Shaun M, Owner at Airds Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

We do welcome constructive criticism, as we believe that we can always improve. Unfortunately this guest did not mention any of these points when leaving, quite the opposite, they said they had enjoyed their afternoon. Our afternoon tea consists of a selection of freshly made scones, sandwiches and cakes, as well as an amuse bouche, these have aways been very... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Oysters, tio pepe, chicken liver parfait, crab bisque, roast beef with all the trimmings ,sticky toffee pudding with sauce and ice cream, coffe and petits fours in front of a roaring fire and thenwaddle off home!! Can't think of a better way to do a Sunday lunch!!

Thank anntik
London, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have not been here for two years- my last visit was not that great, but wow, this time i was ver, very good. Great welcome and good food and I plan on a stay next time. Its good to see the Airds again and my friends also loved it. If you have not visited, you should go as this... More 

Thank John D
Stockbury, Kent
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a great dinner here, the food was delicious and staff very attentive. Would recommend for a special occasion.

Thank Mary H
Holly Hill, Florida
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Really expensive fish and chips, especially for the tiny bit of fish. It was good, but there are good fish and chips everywhere. Kind of felt we were paying for starched serviettes and snooty waiter that could not be found when needed even at time for the check. Our friends stopped in for tea the prior day and it was... More 

Thank Ronn B
Shaun M, Owner at Airds Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch visit. I am delighted that enjoyed your fish and chips. We do feel that we offer very good value for money at lunchtime where you can enjoy a three course, 3 rosette lunch for just £23.50. I am sorry that you felt that the waiter came across as being aloof... More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

TripAdvisor will doubtless contain innumerable reflections on the quality of the Airds Hotel's culinary offerings and, no doubt, rightly so. As one of the UK's longest permanent residents within the pages of the Good Food Guide, it goes without saying that dining at the Airds is an experience which has been treasured by many over the years. Granted, my dining... More 

1 Thank Nicholas D
Shaun M, Owner at Airds Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent dining experience at the Airds. We are delighted that you found the evening enjoyable, and that you appreciated the attention to detail in the surroundings and the service provided. The staff do work hard to ensure that all guests feel relaxed and provide that personal attention which is so important in a luxury hotel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$70
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port Appin | Argyll, Appin PA38 4DF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Appin
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 730236
A Romantic Candlelit Restaurant serving locally sourced food using the best ingredients. Specialising in local seafood, the restaurant has held 3 rosettes for over 20 years and is one of the longest serving restaurants to be featured in the Good Food Guide, with a current rating of 6. Stunning views front the restaurant, of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains and amazing sunsets can be seen, especially during the summer months.

In the Spring and Summer it is also possible to enjoy morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea sitting in the garden, again with spectacular views.

The hotel is open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Coffee, lunch and tea are all available in the lounges, bar area, conservatory or in the garden. Dinner may be enjoyed either in the candlelit restaurant or in the conservatory with the ever changing scenery enjoyed in both.

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