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.
Where is The Westward Restaurant located?
You will find The Westward Restaurant in the Crinan Hotel, situated on the waterfront at Loch Crinan 6.5 miles from Lochgilphead and 35 miles from Oban. Crinan has been a fishing port for over 200 years.
What cuisine is on offer at The Westward Restaurant?
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 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.
What makes a meal at The Westward Restaurant unique?
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 Westward is included in the 2018 Michelin Guide and has been awarded L'Assiette Michelin (The Michelin Plate).