Hawthorn Restaurant, Benderloch, Oban

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Passing trade is something that Hawthorn Restaurant cannot exploit, although with kerb appeal in bucket-loads and a frontage which prompts inquisitiveness, it sits in the Benderloch countryside, 8 miles north of Oban. The village of Benderloch’s derives it’s name from Beinn eadar dà loch, meaning … [Read more...]

Nonna’s Kitchen, Edinburgh

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An old Edinburgh favourite; previously The Patio, in the city’s New Town; has been relocated by the Stornaiuolo family to Morningside, under the name “Nonna’s Kitchen”. A welcoming sight on the Morningside landscape, Nonna’s Kitchen; a superb, long established Italian restaurant; was buzzing and … [Read more...]

Seafood Temple, Oban

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The aptly named seafood restaurant on Oban’s foreshore is so, as it worships local, fresh seafood, newly docked in Oban, and so do it’s patrons. Living studiously by their ethos of “fresh and local”, the Seafood Temple could be nothing but a great success and, that it has been since it’s opening … [Read more...]

Ee-Usk, Oban

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Contemporary interior styling combined with an unconventional exterior; distinctive within a traditional seaside town; Ee-Usk on Oban’s seafront, is an attractive building housing an award winning seafood restaurant. The uniquely but aptly named Ee-Usk; Gaelic for “fish”; harvests the freshest … [Read more...]

Crinan Hotel, Crinan

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The unassuming Crinan Hotel perches on the shore of the tiny village of Crinan, at the north end of the Crinan Canal, mid-Argyllshire. A haven and port for sailors, holidaymakers and in particular, lovers of seafood, as the hotel houses an award winning seafood restaurant serving the very best of … [Read more...]