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The Westward at Crinan Hotel

Crinan, Lochgilphead PA31 8SR, Scotland
+44 1546 830261
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood stew” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“set menu” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Seafood, Scottish
$$ - $$$
Crinan, Lochgilphead PA31 8SR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant and menus offer the days catch and are well prepared with the finest ingredients. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and houses throughout a collection of paintings by the proprietor Frances MacDonald.

Thank Nigel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We breakfasted in the Westward Restaurant with stunning views of Jura, Scarba and Mull and towards the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, the third largest in the world. With 30 ft high waves from time to time and a speed of 10mph, as a sailor it is definitely...More

Thank MalcolmMMitchell
Nick and France... R, Manager at The Westward at Crinan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow.Thank you ,next time you must come in summer and take the boat trip to the Corryvreckan,Sandy will take you on the rib.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Views to die for. Exceptional seafood. What else to say? Evening meals use freshly caught fish and seafood whist the breakfast kippers set you up for the day ahead.

Thank alanhowie
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The Westward is the 'formal' restaurant at the the Crinan Hotel, with stunning views across Loch Crinan out to Jura. Very comfortable with well-spaced tables. Staff absolutely superb. Service runs at just the right pace. The dishes are pretty straightforward with top-quality produce left to...More

1  Thank Fothergill
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Taken here for my birthday. Raining when we arrived but warm welcome at the hotel reception. Nice lunch on the adjacent coffee shop, then when rain stopped a walk along the canal towpath before heading back for dinner. Dinner was 7 courses at £45pp with...More

2  Thank Bill F
Nick and France... R, Manager at The Westward at Crinan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you so glad you enjoyed it ,the views are amazing and of course the food equally so.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were staying the hotel and had dinner in the restaurant. Fantastic views with a fantastic set menu of local seafood.

Thank arich64
Nick and France... R, Owner at The Westward at Crinan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and our amazingly freshly landed seafood.

Reviewed 28 October 2016

Amazing seafood stew is back on the menu - and not to be missed - make sure you order before going to look at the view outside as it runs out fast!

Thank crinan3
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It was a more than 30 years since I last visited this area, & it hasn't changed. The seafood was delicious well worth visiting, the staff superb & very accommodating. You cannot get fresher seafood, caught that day. The Seafood Stew was plentiful, very tasty...More

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A lovely location overlooking sea and hills plus Crinan Canal Terminus. Simple cafe style tables which can be joined up for a larger family group. Good menu & delicious plates of food. Friendly & helpful staff.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ate at the seafood bar not the restaurant. it was fantastic recommend the scallops. They serve white wine by the glass (choice of 4) and have peroni on draught. Very reasonable priced.

Thank Bjorn_Toulose
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Restaurant Details

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British, Seafood, Scottish
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crinan, Lochgilphead PA31 8SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 830261
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