Eating Out in Appin & Surrounding Area
Just a short stroll through the grounds and you are at the Creagan Inn our local pub serving excellent bar food with a cosy wood burning stove and a sun terrace overlooking the Loch. Friendly staff and very welcoming this place is well used by our guests who love it. For more information try their Facebook or Twitter page.
New for 2021 we have the Wee CHIP food van calling at the site on Friday and Saturday evenings from Easter - October watch this space;)
Hidden away in the quiet village of Port Appin, on the shores of Loch Linnhe and surrounded by the spectacular raw beauty of the magnificent west coast of Scotland, you will find The Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant. With outstanding views to the islands of Lismore and Mull - check their photo galleries . The relaxed, informal atmosphere in this small hotel and renowned Scottish Seafood Restaurant is one of Argyll’s most idyllic and romantic destinations. For further info visit their website.
The Old Inn
At the other end of the village overlooking Castle Stalker you will find The Portnacroish Old Inn, one of the oldest Highland Inns in Scotland...established in 1690 resurrected in 2015. Like stepping back in time, full of atmosphere and the steaks are the best in the area highly recommended you book a table on 07725 409003.
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant -
The restaurant is open for lunch and in fine weather you can enjoy a casual lunch or early supper in the garden or the conservatory.
Full Afternoon Tea is offered daily in the lounges, garden or the conservatory.
The restaurant is open to non-residents daily for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. It is advisable to book in advance by telephoning them on 01631 730236
Castle Stalker View Café & Gift Shop
With an incredible view over Castle Stalker, Mull and Lismore they focus on home-made fayre and the best of Scottish produce. Smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, home-made fishcakes and gourmet burgers are all favourites.
IN AND AROUND OBAN
There are a large number of cafes, takeaways, restaurants and bars in Oban serving a wide variety of food. A particular favourite is Poppies Garden Centre en route to Oban. It is my favourite place to eat and I cannot recommend it enough. The tearoom is perfect and their lunchtime seafood Platter is gorgeous. They have a fab gift shop too - from which I am banned, Hubby says I spend too much money there!.
Falls of Lora Hotel situated in the village of Connel has a fantastic menu and is very reasonably priced. Relax in the unique Whisky Bar with open log fire and a selection of over 100 malt whiskies to tempt you. Adjoining the Bar is the Hotel’s Bistro where Scottish Chefs make use of the finest local produce to create an interesting and varied menu.
Waterfront Restaurant this restaurant has gained a reputation of serving only the finest fresh food, personally sourced by the head chef. Fresh fish comes straight from the fishing boats into the fishmongers below and up into the kitchen. Crabs come from Mull, oysters from Colonsay (small and creamy), handmade cheese from Inverness, Aberdeen Angus beef and, in season, game from Kilmaronaig Estate. Specials every day are dictated by the fish available. Visit the website.
Piazza - a pizza/pasta restaurant on a pier in beautiful Oban Bay in Scotland, with spectacular views to Kerrera, Mull and the townscape of Oban. Piazza has a great atmosphere whatever the occasion! Every dish is cooked to order, using the finest ingredients they can acquire. We can recommend the Lasagne and all the Pizzas (we have tried them all!) Visit the website.
Eeusk - Ee-Usk means 'Fish' (Phonetic Gaelic), and fish is what they are famous for. They aim to bring local catches fresh to your table. All of the shellfish is locally caught and delivered alive to Ee-Usk. Their wet fish is local with the exception of Sea Bass. The MacLeod family who live in Appin have been operating seafood restaurants locally for over 20 years. Eeusk and Piazza are both owned by them and sit adjacent to one another on the North Pier in Oban. Visit the website.
Coast - Coast is a contemporary restaurant on Oban’s main street. Located next to the Oban Art Gallery, Coast is within easy walking distance from the railway station, main esplanade and waterfront. Visit the website.
NORTH OF APPIN
Lochleven Seafood Café - Sitting on the shores of Loch Leven, the Seafood Café grew from its roots as a shellfish distribution centre. Public demand for the seafood arriving at its doors each day led to the creation of a relaxed and informal bistro. Mussels, oysters, lobster, crab and razor clams make up the majority of the menu, though meat and vegetarian options are available. Visit the website.
Piazza at Dusk
Seafood Platter from Poppies
The Creagan Inn