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Etive

$$ - $$$, British,
Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
+44 1866 822437
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Gastropub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling to ferry terminal at Oban and thought we’d spend the night and have dinner in the very highly praised Taynuilt Hotel/Etive restaurant. The hotel was shut, all signs had been removed and there was an air of dereliction about it. A local told us...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

On a wet and windy weekend we had a very pleasant two night stay at Etive restaurant with rooms. The kitchen is the star of the show with thoughtful and interesting cooking in the stylish restaurant. Great service from all the team, an ongoing refurbishment...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I just love this place! You can tell that everybody loves what they are doing - its pure passion. The food is just awesome - not just the way it's cooked - no also the way it's presented. The wine selection is just an other...More

Thank Andreas I
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It has become a tradition to enjoy an excellent dinner in perfect atmosphere at the Etive Restaurant right after our arrival (from Switzerland - by car) in Taynuilt. We have never been disappointed - and David, John and Lauren did their best again that we...More

Thank Zacky0711
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The food is really adventurous and beautiful to look at as well as really tasty and well cooked. The restaurant serivce is great and this would be an excellent place for a special occasion.

Thank Siubhlachan
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Just spent an excellent weekend at the Taynuilt Hotel. Stayed in for dinner on the Saturday night and it was great, really good menu choice, well cooked food and very friendly service. Also my wife follows a gluten free diet and there was plenty of...More

Thank JonSm72
Reviewed 25 August 2017

On the 2nd night of our honeymoon, an epic road trip around Scotland, we were treated to masterful display in the best Scottish hospitality; the welcome, the relaxing atmosphere, the superb choice of liquid beverages and of course, the beautiful food. These people are serious...More

1  Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Even in the car park, when we got our of the car on arrival we were impressed by the array of fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in the garden areas and the wonderful woodsmoke scent from the smoker where the magic was obviously already...More

1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

An excellent overnight stay comprising dinner bed and breakfast. Our large bedroom was very well appointed and nicely decorated, In fact one of the nicest hotel rooms we have ever had. It came with its own private patio area which was ideal for enjoying a...More

Thank Russell A
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the great review and the very kind words on what we do here at The Taynuilt. We hope you will be back soon, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier (acts like the owner) Etive Restaurant At the Taynuilt 2 AA Rosettes...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I would NOT consider Etive is dog friendly. You can pop into the bar area for a drink with your dog BUT would not be able to eat here.More

2  Thank SueHorton_12
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Etive offers a dining experience which dog's just don't understand I'm afraid, Telling them about the locally sourced produce, homegrown veg, the techniques used to put dishes together, it's all just lost on them and they can't sit on the seats properly, they find it...More

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Fuzzy261
11 February 2016|
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Response from Highlander947 | Reviewed this property |
Made a very very whoopsie some years ago regarding nationalities with reference to allowing dogs in pubs in the Scottish Highlands, like, if they allow the Exxxxxx, why not dogs? Won't make the same mistake again, of course... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Taynuilt
  • Phone Number: +44 1866 822437
  • E-mail
Description
Taynuilt Hotel Lounge Bar offers gastro pub style food all prepared on the premises by our talented Chef Patron John McNulty who make everything onsite and only use the best Scottish produce, generous portions full of flavour washed down with a local hand pulled, cask ale. David Lapsley, General Manager and resident Sommelier has created a Scottish craft beer selection that has something for everyone and a wine list that challenges many a city restaurant, his knowledge on wine and spirits is extensive and will gladly pair drinks throughout your meal.
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