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Region: Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members



Cardross
By HELENSBURGH

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
G825HD
Tel:01389 849188
Comments

Beautiful cafe with home baking and light meals in a charming setting with walled garden. Menus proudly show the provenance of the ingredients: their highland beef and lamb, locally sourced black pudding, seafood, ice creams plus all their tempting homemade cakes. Fantastic range of local produce also available from their refurbished farm shop. There is also an excellent cheese counter complete with olive bar. Check out their farm shop entry. With café, farm shop, woodland walk and walled garden this exceptional family run farm is a joy to visit. Here are all the family to greet you..



Loch Feochan
by OBAN

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
PA34 4QT
Tel:01852 316 251
Comments
Charming family run country house hotel serving tasty local produce in their gracious diningrooms including their own home smoked salmon. There are various diningrooms making it ideal for a private functions too. There are open fires and one room is even lined with oak, using paneling recovered from the ruins of Ypres Cathedral! There are some fascinating tales from the past associated with the house. Located just south of Oban, by the shore, with glorious views over Loch Feochan, it is a super place to stay and use as a base to explore Argyll. Owned by three generations of the Craig family you will receive a lovely welcome.


Balquhidder
Lochearnhead
Perthshire

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
FK19 8NY
Tel:01877 384 646
Comments
Tom Lewis’ latest venture and what a great concept. The perfect roadside inn to rest awhile. Very welcoming, a touch rustic and Nordic Celt, it opens from 8am when they serve fabby breakfasts. We have often stopped on our way north and good news travels fast as walkers, drivers and cyclists are tarrying awhile to relish their top notch breakfasts, from the classics to the innovative, all with fine local produce. Food served most of the day and great value accommodation too. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. Already being highly commended as a top budget hotel by the Sunday Times. It's braw!


Balquhidder
LOCHEARNHEAD

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
FK19 8PQ
Tel:01877 384622
Comments
Memorable elevated lochside location with exceptional food and a roaring log fire. Well worth seeking out. Mhor is renowned across Europe and beyond for its award-winning restaurant with chef proprietor Tom Lewis. Originally a hill sheep farm, Tom’s mother was first in the kitchen running an award-winning guesthouse so Tom certainly learned from childhood! This is real destination dining, up a single lane road near Rob Roy’s (reputed!) grave. The charming rambling farmhouse is a gentle shade of pink and has been considerably extended to create elegant accommodation. Tom is inspirational, both in his own kitchen and when inspiring others at the Royal Highland Show. Mhor has added a bakehouse and fish shop in Callander, a tearoom nearby and is still a working farm with estate reared venison, sheep, cattle, pigs and hens. It is a true family enterprise. Tom Lewis is quite a celebrity these days and his accolades well deserved. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


TYNDRUM

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
FK20 8RY
Tel:01838 400 235
Comments
Open your mind as you enter! You may be forgiven for thinking this is a fish & chip shop but whilst it's on the menu in its most sustainable form, so also are local butcher's sausages and burgers, all from the best suppliers and mentioned by name on their menus - well worth a visit! The Real Food Cafe has been extended with a lovely new build and justly has a great reputation with walkers and families for miles around and is on the West Highland Way. Perfect to break the journey, whether touring in a car or hiking in the hills! The atmosphere is buzzing. This entry is in Perthshire section too as it is so near the border!


Shore Road
Lamlash



Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
KA27 8JN
Tel:01770 600608
Comments

The perfect place to experience local produce skilfully cooked in lovely surroundings, overlooking Holy Isle in the pretty village of Lamlash only a few miles south of the Brodick ferry terminal. Fantastic views and a great welcome await you. I savoured every melting mouthful of the scallops with black pudding, perfectly cooked and topped with crispy bacon and served with local leaves, grown in polytunnels a stone’s throw from the Inn. The baked Arran Camembert with artisan bread, leaves and compote pictured was also excellent. A class act with a lovely atmosphere and a great addition to Scottish Food Guide. You can pop in for a latte and light bite or local beers and choose from the blackboard bursting with ideas to tempt you!



Region: Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & TrossachsMembers - Loch Lomond



Ardlui
LOCH LOMOND

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & TrossachsMembers - Loch Lomond
G83 7EB
Tel:01301 704243
Comments
A charming traditional hunting lodge at the head of the Loch with The Lomond Bar, a traditional inn with local musicians, a fine range of whiskies and resident whisky connoisseur. Indeed the Ardlui is now known as an official Whisky Ambassador. This family hotel will give you tasty local produce, spectacular views and lovely location. It is owned and run by the third generation of the Squires family who have hospitality in their genes and run a super enterprise! Apart from the lovely hotel they also have camping nearby and cute new wooden Walker's Bothies that I rather like if you do not wish to carry a tent and fancy something novel!


Luss
LOCH LOMOND

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & TrossachsMembers - Loch Lomond
G83 8PA
Tel:01436 860201
Comments
Imaginative creation of the Colquhoun family right on the shore with terrific food and a warm friendly welcome. The menus are absolutely delicious and brimming with local produce. Great for romantic dinners, family get togethers and wedding belles or just a great day trip for lunch. The open plan dining and the warmth of woods and natural designs make this a relaxing and memorable experience. If the loch is a little chilly for you they also have a spa and pool so you can spoil yourself. Click on photo for their website.


Luss

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & TrossachsMembers - Loch Lomond
G83 8PD
Tel:01436 860678
Comments
This charming Inn has been radically restored into a superb contemporary dining venue. Sister establishment to Lodge on Loch Lomond where the standards are always exceptionally high, here is an additional option for you to enjoy. The menus are ethical, high quality and very enticing, presented with flair.


Region: Cairndow



Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd & Smokehouse
Clachan Farm

Cairndow
PA26 8BL
Tel:01499 600264
Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd & Smokehouse
Comments
Johnny will be missed but as co-founder he will be fondly remembered. He put Loch Fyne on the world map. The original Oyster Bar and Shop was in a small shed in the lay-by over 40 years ago then in 1988 moved into the converted cow byre at Clachan its current resting place. Great place to stop with an absolutely delicious range of products, predominantly seafood of course. Serving Loch Fyne Oysters they also have award-winning home smoked produce. On one of Scotland's many stunning scenic journeys through 'Rest and be Thankful.' They work closely with the Marine Conservation Society and have an annual festival. Their restaurant is always popular with a predominance of seafood but something for everyone in beautifully designed surroundings. Meats sourced from the west highlands now also available among the extensive range of goodies. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. Winner of Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Environment Award.


Region: Callander



Creagan House
Strathyre

Callander
FK18 8ND
Tel:01877 384638
Creagan House
Comments
Atmospheric baronial hall mets cosy farmhouse making a meal here an experience! The Gunn family have consistently received recognition for their delicious meals for over 25 years. Local produce is very carefully sourced and used in well balanced menus with classic French influences. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Roman Camp Country House Hotel
Off Main Street

Callander
FK17 8BG
Tel:01877 330003
Roman Camp Country House Hotel
Comments
A charming country house set amidst fabulous river edged gardens. Look out for the driveway off the Main Street - it is a tight turn! The beautifully conserved manor house has fine architectural details and a fascinating history in 'Braveheart Country' in one of Scotland's National Parks. Certainly a fine dining experience and also renowned for its afternoon teas. Lunches are also available in the memorable ambience only matched by its food. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Doune



Café Circa, Doune
Carse of Cambus

Doune
SK16 6HG
Tel:01786 841203
Café Circa, Doune
Comments
Stylish bistro café at the Scottish Antiques & Arts Centre. An ideal place to stop, eat and browse. It prides itself in locally sourced light meals and bakes - open for breakfasts, brunch, lunch and afternoon teas. Open 7 days till 4.30 with Friday and Saturday night dining. A lovely place to pause whilst traveling or to go for a day out.


Region: Dunblane



Cromlix
Kinbuck

Near Dunblane

Perthshire



Dunblane
FK15 9JT
Tel:01786 822 12
Cromlix
Comments
Cromlix, architecturally, has always been a magical place. Now it has been relaunched as a luxury hotel at the start of 2013, by Scotland's very own tennis legend Andy Murray who purchased Cromlix near his home town of Dunblane, to help attract new visitors to the area. He has certainly scored an ace with this top class establishment, all tastefully restored and with fine dining Chez Roux. Cromlix also has its own exquisite chapel. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Helensburgh



Knockderry House
Shore Road
Cove

Helensburgh
G84 0NX
Tel:01436 842283
Knockderry House
Comments
With its lochside location (complete with moorings), charming hosts, enticing menus and lovingly restored interiors this is an enchanting place to stay. This was once the stunning summer house of a Glasgow industrialist and the architecture is really beautiful. Their chef takes great pride in sourcing local seasonal ingredients for their excellent menus.


Region: Isle of Arran



Arran Whisky Visitor Centre Cafe
Lochranza

Isle of Arran
KA27 8HJ
Tel:01770 830 334
Arran Whisky Visitor Centre Cafe
Comments

This cafe is on the first floor above a stunning atrium with waterfall that marks the entrance to the whisky visitor centre. With whisky barrels conveniently placed to hold cruets and menus, the tables are arranged around the gallery and the new tweed and leather retro seating is both comfortable and stylish. The menu has light bites and heartier meals. We opted for the absolutely delicious sharing platter of Arran cheeses, local chutneys and refreshing salads along with island smoked salmon (pictured). There are soups and starters, home bakes and desserts too. The staff are great - friendly, helpful and knowledgable on local produce and ingredients. Be sure to take the excellent distillery tour and visit the downstairs shop before you leave. This is Arran's one and only whisky distillery and is independently owned.



Cafe Thyme at Old Byre
Auchencar
Machrie



Isle of Arran
KA27 8EB
Tel:01770 840608
Cafe Thyme at Old Byre
Comments

Over on the west side of Arran is the charmingly restored croft where you will find gifts and knitwear, a wonderful nature inspired ceramics workshop and showroom, plus this unusual and highly enjoyable eatery! There is home baking, light lattes, great daily soups and also you can sample home made bread and pides (Turkish style pizzas/calzone). Hamza (chef) has hand built a wood burning oven the same as those in Turkey for a wonderfully alternative feast! They also grow our own salad leaves and herbs.



Fiddlers' Music Bar & Bistro
Shore Road
Brodick

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
Tel:01770 302579
Fiddlers
Comments

This wonderful bistro is owned by musicians and this is reflected in the super live music almost every night, to accompany the excellent food. It has a great atmosphere - informal with friendly staff and a skilful team in the kitchen too. The menu has many favourites including home made burgers served creatively with accompaniment options including local cheeses; beer battered fish and chips; vegetarian options and chicken dishes. They use as much local produce as they can and stock all the local beer too. Better book as it is rightly very popular and fills up fast!



Kilmichael
Glen Cloy
Brodick

Isle of Arran
KA27 8BY
Tel:01770 302219
Kilmichael
Comments

A real jewel. Charming in every way - setting, style, hospitality and exceptional food. I particularly liked the note on the menu offering eggs 'should the ladies oblige' referring to the ducks in the gardens! Acknowledged as the oldest house on Arran it is steeped in history and is beautifully restored with stunning gardens. A stay here is a joy - Kilmichael is like a cosy blanket that envelopes you, where you can relax and enjoy its peace and tranquility.



Region: Isle of Iona



Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona
PA76 6SJ
Tel:01681-700-334
Argyll Hotel
Comments
The hotel has been looking after visitors to Iona for over 140 years , and continues to provide the best of Hebridean hospitality in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Located by the ferry it could not be more handy and their passion for the environment, local, organic and fair trade produce whenever feasible is highly commendable. Much of the produce is from their own walled garden supplemented by landed seafood and local lamb for absolutely delicious results. With skilled chefs in the kitchen and a warm welcome the Argyll makes Iona even more magical. Now under new ownership and we wish them well.


Region: Isle of Mull



Cafe Fish
The Pier
Torbermory




Isle of Mull
PA75 6NU
Tel:01688 301253
Cafe Fish
Comments

The Cafe is located on the upper floor of the Calmac Pier with spectacular views over Tobermory Bay to Calve island and the Sound of Mull.  From the terrace you can catch Mull sunsets whilst savouring fresh seafood. Most of the langoustines, lobster and squat lobster are caught on own fishing boat, The Highlander.  Local boats land other fruits of the sea, whilst crabs and oysters come from nearby Croig. Steaks are from highland cows, born and bred locally at Glengorm Castle and local Mull cheeses are on the cheeseboard. Add in local beers, whiskies and organic fruit juices and it is no wonder they have won awards for this establishment.



Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop

Isle of Mull
PA75 6QE
Tel:01688 302321
Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop
Comments

This is so much more than a coffee shop! North of Tobermory the road is pretty incredible but keep going as it's worth it! The old steading buildings have been tastefully transformed into a lovely cafe plus a distinguished deli worth the journey for any foodie. The day we were there there were walkers and cyclists...even the local cricket match in full swing, so obviously a popular place for strollers, twitchers and sporty types too. Home baking and lots of local produce... from their own walled garden too. They produce their own Hebridean lamb, Highland beef and venison off the hill.



Highland Cottage
24 Breadalbane Street
Tobermory


Isle of Mull
PA75 6PD
Tel:01688 302030
Highland Cottage
Comments

Delightful hosts and wonderful highland produce this is a lovely place from which to explore Mull. Jo cooks up the finest Mull produce in innovative and delicious ways whilst Dave is a very entertaining host. They have won many plaudits over their 15 years here and still serve their mouth watering evening meals - but, please note, now only to residents.



Mull Pottery Cafe
Baliscate Estate

Isle of Mull
PA75 6QA
Tel:01688 302592
Mull Pottery Cafe
Comments

A lovely cafe on the first floor above the pottery - see cookware section. Accessed from pottery studio or by external stair this couthy place makes creative use of the eaves and also have a lovely large deck to enjoy al fresco meals weather permitting. We had glorious sunshine as you can see! Easy parking a few minutes outside Tobermory, with a great fish shop nearby too! No e mail at present.



Ninth Wave
Bruach Mhor
Fionnphort

Isle of Mull
PA66 6BL
Tel:01681 700 75
Ninth Wave
Comments
Winner of Restaurant of the Year 2013 Highlands and Islands Awards. A magical addition to the Isle of Mull. Way down south by the ferry to Iona this is a must for any visitor. The charming building has been creatively designed as an addition to an older stone dwelling and enhanced with pretty wooden fretwork. Inside the interior is calm and contemporary with a delightful atmosphere. Similar care has been taken with every aspect of the menu, creating imaginative dishes with local ingredients, as far as possible. Carla is the force in the kitchen whilst husband John is the fisherman who ensures only the best is on the table. After his stint with the creels and nets, John transforms into wine waiter for evening service! Alongside nature's harvest from the sea are fruits and vegetables from their own garden and local meats and game. Carla is so enthusiastic about produce we could have talked all day - it is super to meet such an inspired chef. Currently only open for dinners unless booking a larger party. Her modern memoir and cookbook, The Ninth Wave, published Nov 14


Region: Kippen



Inn at Kippen
Fore Road

Kippen
FK8 3DT
Tel:01786 871010
Inn at Kippen
Comments
Contemporary inn in an attractive traditional village setting. Creatively designed to be rather 'cool' with good range of tempting dishes with seasonal produce. There is an excellent butcher in Kippen too..handy to know! A popular haunt as a successful gastro pub.


Region: Loch Lomond



Cameron House

Loch Lomond
G83 8QZ
Tel:01389 755 565
Cameron House
Comments
Cameron House is a luxury resort hotel standing on the shores of Loch Lomond. With multiple golf courses, spa and conference facilities this venue has seen a good few celebs in its time but also caters for families and business. The extensive estate offers many activities, and diners can choose between The Cameron Grill, The Boathouse, The Claret Jug or Wishart’s at Loch Lomond! Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Coach House Coffee Shop
Luss

Loch Lomond
G83 8NN
Tel:01436 860341
Coach House Coffee Shop
Comments
This is truly a "one-off" - cheery host, tasty dishes, home baking, every sort of coffee imaginable, plus totally different gift ideas. This artistic cafe is a popular place in the heart of Luss, a picture postcard village famous as the location for 'Take the High Road' for those aficionados!


Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond
Cameron House


Loch Lomond
G83 8QZ
Tel:01389 722504
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond
Comments
Set in the heart of the historic Cameron House on the shores of Loch Lomond, Martin Wishart is working his charm with the accolades of AA Chef's Chef of the Year 2010 and AA Restaurant Guide - 3 Rosettes. He also has his eponymous restaurant in Leith and his cook school. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Lochaline



White House Restaurant
Morvern

Lochaline
PA34 5XT
Tel:01967 421777
White House Restaurant
Comments

Although the nearest town is Oban, this delightful place to eat is set amidst the stunning scenery of the Morvern peninsula where dedicated Slow food exponent Jane and her team create beautiful meals with the ultimate in local produce. Much of the meat is from the own estate, the remainder from artisan producers, locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally landed seafood and farmed shellfish, and all their fine suppliers listed on their website. Commended in Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards and well worth exploring.



Region: Lochgilphead



Crinan Hotel
Crinan

Lochgilphead
PA31 8SR
Tel:01546 830261
Crinan Hotel
Comments
Utterly glorious location as you can see, with many awards for its food and hospitality. For over 30 years Nick and Frances have expertly run The Crinan, loved by the yachting fraternity and foodies the world over. At the head of the famous locks there are always boats of all kinds to watch negotiating the waterways. Frances - and their son Ross too - are renowned painters in their own right and their gifted artwork is in evidence throughout the establishment. There are various eating options: seasonal restaurants, pub and coffee shop. Check opening times.


Region: Oban



Ee'usk
North Pier

Oban
PA34 5QD
Tel:01631 565666
Ee
Comments
Locally caught seafood served in contemporary style in this award-winning waterfront restaurant. The MacLeod family have been operating seafood restaurants locally for over 20 years and believe the west coast has the finest product in the world.


Isle of Eriska Hotel
Benderloch
By Oban

Oban
PA37 1SD
Tel:01631 720371
Isle of Eriska Hotel
Comments

A deluxe multi award winning hotel with spa and golf course. It has a majestic island (with a bridge) location with fine dining in a historic setting. Guests are pampered from breakfast through lunch and afternoon tea to dinner. The family owners in residence have heavily invested in continuing to reinvent and upgrade this luxury residence. The views and walks are spectacular. Open to non residents for dinners. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.



Loch Melfort Hotel
Arduaine
Argyll

Oban
PA34 4XG
Tel:01852 200 233
Loch Melfort Hotel
Comments
Idyllic location overlooking the islands of Seil and the Inner Hebrides with its own anchorage. Stunning views with grassy stroll to the water's edge past gorgeous highland cattle. This lovely hotel has been refurbished beautifully. Local seafood abounds and Argyll beef is also available on the menu. Not far south of Oban it is well signposted by the main road so simple to find.


Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
1 Railway Pier

Oban
PA34 4LW
Tel:01631 563110
Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
Comments
By the bustling pier with its fishing boats and ferries, the seafood here could not possibly be fresher! Upstairs is the fine dining restaurant and downstairs is a friendly bar, more informal in style but still with wonderful seafood available all day ranging from scallop soup, and battered haddock to fantastic chowder, brimming with seafood.


Region: Port Appin



Airds Hotel & Restaurant

Port Appin
PA38 4DF
Tel:01631 730236
Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Comments
Destination dining not far from Oban. Originally an 18th century ferry inn, now a family run luxury hotel. Airds has had an enviable reputation for many years and a Master Chef in the kitchen it goes from strength to strength. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Port of Menteith



Lake of Menteith Hotel

Port of Menteith

Tel:01877 385258
Lake of Menteith Hotel
Comments
This hotel has a superb location and delicious local food with a great atmosphere. Set by Scotland's only 'lake' with an island abbey, the region is steeped in history. A few years ago it was nearly the venue for a great bonspiel... an outdoor curling competition on the frozen lake and common occurrence throughout history...but sadly 21st century H&S logistics were too great ...perhaps another winter....


Region: Stirling



Blairmains Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy
Blairlogie

Stirling
FK9 5QA
Tel:01259 762266
Blairmains Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy
Comments
Award-winning farm shop and Coffee Bothy with a range of home grown fruit and vegetables, eggs and home baking. Now in their 5th generation, the Logans have farmed in this area since 1904. The calf shed is now the coffee house serving light meals and wonderful bakes such as the home made cakes by Catherine from the Blairmains Bakery and a feast of other local produce.


Region: Strontian



Kilcamb Lodge Hotel

Strontian
PH36 4HY
Tel:01967 402257
Kilcamb Lodge Hotel
Comments
Lochside country house hotel - idyllic location and recognised with awards for fine food. Strontian is fascinating in that its name has its roots from being the place where Strontium element was discovered and isolated. The house itself also has an intriguing history.


Region: Taynuilt



Ardanaiseig Hotel
Kilchrenan

Taynuilt
PA35 1HE
Tel:01866 833333
Ardanaiseig Hotel
Comments
The epitome of rural elegance in this delightful country retreat. The residence is steeped in history from its fine architectural features, past residents and unique location. It has been recipient of many awards and their head chef has gained accolades in his own right. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.