The Westward Restaurant
Described by Allan Brown in the Sunday Times as a “charming, Tolkien-type place”, The Crinan hotel is a family-run business that lies where the Crinan Canal connects Loch Fyne to the Atlantic Ocean. Run by Nick Ryan and his wife for the past 40 years, it has garnered a reputation for its stunning location and fresh seafood. Gourmet food and fine dining is offered in the Westward Restaurant and Lock 16, whilst the Seafood Bar boasts a relaxed bistro-style menu.
The hotel's Westward Restaurant boasts views over Jura, Scarba and the mountains of Mull and looks out across Loch Crinan – giving a visual context to the fiercely local food. The chefs use local, organic produce including beef and lamb from nearby farms, venison from Jura and halibut, turbot from the islands and seafood such as clams, white fish and lobster is landed within close proximity. Open to both hotel residents and day visitors, the restaurant offers a dynamic and seasonal choice of menus.