Restaurant at Isle of Eriska
“Top level dining and 300 acres of private island” - AA Inspector
ERISKA, ARGYLL & BUTE
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One of the UK’s most stunningly located hotels, this splendid manor, built in high Victorian Baronial style in 1884, has a truly gorgeous setting, with acres of grounds, wood and shoreline and glorious views across Loch Linnhe. A proper country retreat, there are spa and leisure facilities and all kinds of outdoor pursuits available. The restaurant is traditional, with oak panelling and comfortable seating. Menus change with the seasons with ingredients from the local larder well to the fore. Get things started with a subtle dish of cauliflower and white chocolate with Loch Linnhe langoustines, followed perhaps by venison with chanterelles and celeriac.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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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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