Dining

The Restaurant at The Royal an Lochan

The menu in the Royal an Lochan restaurant includes both traditional and speciality dishes such as our duck, chicken and beef dishes which are styled to make the most of seasonal vegetables.

The Royal an Lochan is most well known for outstanding, fresh seafood and diners can expect to see, depending on the season, a variety of fish, langoustine, mussels and scallops on our menus' starter and main courses.

Seafood a Speciality
The Seafood Menu is tried and tested and is always a firm favourite and makes the best use possible of the cream of Scottish seafood such as plump, Loch Fyne king scallops and big, juicy langoustines landed at Tarbert. But don't just take our word for it.

As great believers in the use of local seafood and produce, the Royal an Lochan is a member of the Seafood Trail which is a must for all 'sea foodies'.

Food Allergies Catered For
We are also sensitive to specific dietary needs and can cater for diners with, for example, gluten allergies and nut allergies. If you have any concerns about allergies and our menus, please contact us.

Restaurant

The restaurant is open most evenings depending on the season. Checking in advance is always recommended to check availability, book a table and check menu options. The restaurant with its stunning panoramic sea views across to the Isle of Bute is warm and inviting with artwork by Scottish artists. Stuart Herd and Anne Hewitt display some of their artwork on our walls  providing a warm and vibrant ambience.


The Royal Shinty Bar

The Shinty Bar in Tighnabruaich serves a range of traditional home cooked bar meals using the freshest produce available to us. So why not pull up a barstool, have a pint with the locals and enjoy some hearty pub grub. Alternatively on a nice sunny day why not eat outside and watch the world and the yachts go by.

Inside the bar there's always a warm and friendly atmosphere (helped by our fantastic wood burner), the walls are adorned with photos of Kyles Athletic Shinty team, one of the best shinty teams in Scotland. The Royal an Lochan is a sponsor of the local team. The photos date back to 1901 and are displayed along with other shinty memorabilia.

FREE WiFi is available in the Shinty Bar and throughout the hotel

Provenance

While we serve a variety of meat, poultry and game dishes from our seasonal menus, it's our seafood that has put us well and truly on the map and earned us a well-deserved reputation as one of best restaurants in Argyll to enjoy Scottish seafood at its best.

The Freshest Scottish Seafood and Produce

We use only the best fish and shellfish such as haddock and halibut, scallops, mussels, clams and langoustines for our menu and because of our regular pickups of the local Tarbert-landed catch, all our seafood is guaranteed as fresh as possible when it hits your table.

If you fancy an alternative to seafood, we also have a mouthwatering selection of chicken, duck, pork and beef dishes cooked to a very high standard using fresh, local produce wherever possible, accompanied by the freshest, seasonal vegetables. We also grow our own herbs in our herb garden.

Local Suppliers

We've sought out the the best suppliers of meat, fish, and garden produce on Scotland's west coast. We thank them all for their consistently high quality produce that we are able to bring to your restaurant table.

Some of our local suppliers are:

  • A&D. Johnson Fishmongers just over the water in Tarbert.
  • Prentice Seafoods (famous for their visit by the Hairy Bikers), who are also from Tarbert.
  • McIntyre Butchers on the beautiful Isle of Bute.

Gourmet Nights

From time to time we host special Gourmet Nights which feature a 5 or 6 course gourmet dinner with wines matched by our supplier and tasting notes delivered by a speaker.

Not only are our Gourmet Nights fun exploring the huge range of tastes and textures, they are informative too with detailed descriptions of the wines and how they complement the dishes as well as the provenance of the dishes' ingredients and how we arrived at the menu selection.

All the dishes on our Gourmet Night menus use local produce sourced from up and down Scotland's west coast and are a magnificent showcase for Scotland's bountiful larder.

 

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