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“Good stop over for a biker trip”

The Lochgair Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Lochgilphead
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Bunch of old bikers, so not looking for anything special. This did the trick just fine. Food was excellent, atmosphere was cordial and pleasant. Knowledgeable staff, plus awesome location for some really great biking roads, if you're into that sort of thing. Would recommend.

Thank keith l
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stayed here for dinner, bed and breakfast recently and were very disappointed. When we arrived we were surprised at how shabby the exterior of this hotel was and unfortunately parts of the interior were not much better. The windows indoor and out were rotten and many panes of glass were broken.
Dinner was ok, though not the most exciting menu I have ever seen.
The only room they had left was a twin room and we both found the beds very uncomfortable. In the morning the water for the shower was cold and when this was mentioned to the owner we were told it had never happened before and nobody else had complained of the water being cold.
Breakfast was really not impressive with the cereals stacked in round Tupperware containers, bread lying open on a plate to make your own toast which is not very hygienic. The waitress managed to avoid noticing us and we eventually had to ask her to take our order. The cooked breakfast was ok but the room we were eating in was a soulless place again with broken window panes.
There was certainly no warm, comfortable feel about this hotel and despite the owner's offer of a free night next time we were in the area because of the cold shower problem, we won't be back.

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1  Thank Margaret L
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We were staying in self catering a few miles away and passed the hotel one evening when looking for a restaurant to eat in. It looked closed from the outside and not very inviting but found an open door. The beer was off, the food was mediocre and the restaurant was drab with dark wood walls. The staff were friendly enough but not particularly welcoming.

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Thank deemcvey
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

We were passing through on a road trip to Argyll, stumbled across this little gem! Having read the previous reviews I am puzzled! The food was perfect, really filling and you can tell it's made in the Restaurant's kitchen. Amazing steak - just what was required after a previous night of drinking! Delicious desserts!! The restaurant itself is slightly dated but feels welcoming and relaxed, impressive whisky bar!! I think could be back just for that alone! Friendly staff and very knowledgeable of the area, great for advice on good walks, sights to see. We took a walk down to Lochgair's loch as suggested before our dinner, which was beautiful and we were lucky enough to spot two seals! Seems like a lovely place to stay the night too, you will probably wake up with a hangover though ;). We will be back!!

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Thank Roxanne H
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Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

We were staying in a local cottage for a holiday and this hotel was listed as having a "must visit restaurant" so we decided to pay a visit for an evening meal. I can only assume that the hotel owner is friends with the cottage provider as the food served was terrible.
The place looks very run down with faded painted exterior and cracked window pains. The restaurant is in fact just tables in the bar area and I was literally sat closer to the bar than you could get a bar stool!
The menu choice was small with only around 4 choices of starters, mains and puddings I assumed this was to assure fresh ingredients and cooking to order. Oh no, everything just seemed microwaved or stale. Soggy fish batter, burnt lasagne but worst of all when the desert was served it had a raspberry coolie on top which had gone so rancid it tasted like nail varnish remover and was sent straight back to the kitchen. The worst place I have ever eaten.
The only positive was the young lady that served us, very chatty and pleasant personality.
As buisnesses survive on reputation I think this place needs some serious investment of time and money to have any chance of long term survival.
Avoid!

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Thank VinnyDJV
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