The Royal An Lochan

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The Royal An Lochan
Shore Road, Tighnabruaich, PA21 2BE
  • Telephone 01700 811239
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–11.30pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–3pm, 5.30–9pm.
  • Average price £23 (lunch); £24 (set evening meal)
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The sublime setting, tucked on the water by the Kyles of Bute in the postcard perfect village of Tighnabruaich, could not be more apposite for a grand seafood feast. Getting there is all part of the fun by yacht or on the single-track road that swings around the Kyles opening up a jaw dropping view at every turn. Thankfully the renamed The Royal an Lochan (previously just the An Lochan) does not let the sense of drama wane on the plate either with head chef Stephen McCombe intent on thorough local sourcing. On the dedicated seafood menu (there is also another menu with meatier choices) the starter plump king scallops are plucked fresh from Loch Fyne, while the massive langoustines are landed at Tarbert. The latter come heaped in a bowl with garlic butter. One disappointment is the surprisingly limited wine list with no crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or French Sancerre to accompany the spot on seafood. That will seem a trifling complaint as you enjoy your coffee al fresco and skim stones down by the water’s edge.

  • Average price: £23 (lunch); £24 (set dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 11
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2003
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle