“Steak from approved Scottish farms and locally landed seafood make up the lion share of the menu” - AA Inspector
OBAN, ARGYLL & BUTE
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You'll like the Grill Room. The port of Oban provides the backdrop and much of the produce on seasonal menus which try to capture the essence of the Scottish larder in an accessible grill room format. Focused cooking here might include scallops simply paired with Stornoway black pudding, rich linguine with lobster, cray fish and prawns (a seafood lovers delight) or Crerar's own red deer and, rounding things off with a perfectly oozing chocolate fondant.
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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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