Etive Restaurant

“Intimate restaurant with an impressive whisky selection” - AA Inspector



Official Rating
Inspected by
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We are operated by 2 owners, myself as Sommelier Patron and my Business partner John McNulty, Head chef. As such our level of care is we believe extremely high and are delighted this has been reflected in multiple consumer feedback reviews both direct and also via trip advisor.

Our Inspector's view

Judges at Scotland’s top hospitality award ceremony last March praised Etive’s ‘modern, fresh menus and the unbridled passion’ of its partners. So, expect quality ingredients, and high-calibre cooking and presentation from a chef at the top of his game. The wine list is long and informative. Oban is the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, with ferries to Mull, Iona and others.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Etive Restaurant
43 Stevenson Street, OBAN, ARGYLL & BUTE, PA34 5NA
Phone : 01631 564899


  • Seats: 14
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday and Tuesday
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 22
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 58
  • 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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