Airds Hotel and Restaurant

“Classic European cuisine with Scottish accent.” - AA Inspector



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Set on the shores of Loch Linnhe at Port Appin, with fabulous views over to the small island of Lismore, Airds has long enjoyed a loyal following. The chic dining room has just 12 tables, each offering a fantastic view. Low ceilings makes the whitewashed room cosy, with tables well spaced to provide privacy. Start with a perfectly cooked scallop with charred corn, sweetcorn purée, duck ham and coriander oil. Move on to loin and breast of Argyll lamb, pea and broad bean fricassee, goats' cheese and mint jus. Finish with key lime pie soufflé, cheesecake ice cream and meringue.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Airds Hotel and Restaurant


  • Seats: 30
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 28 November to 9 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Argyll & Bute

This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.

Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.

To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.

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