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“Tester menu”

Airds Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Appin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $73
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A Romantic Candlelit Restaurant serving locally sourced food using the best ingredients. Specialising in local seafood, the restaurant has held 3 rosettes for over 20 years and is one of the longest serving restaurants to be featured in the Good Food Guide, with a current rating of 6. Stunning views front the restaurant, of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains and amazing sunsets can be seen, especially during the summer months. In the Spring and Summer it is also possible to enjoy morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea sitting in the garden, again with spectacular views. The hotel is open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Coffee, lunch and tea are all available in the lounges, bar area, conservatory or in the garden. Dinner may be enjoyed either in the candlelit restaurant or in the conservatory with the ever changing scenery enjoyed in both.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We had a fantastic meal at Airds. WE both elected the taster menu and my wife also had the matched wines as I was the driver (boooooo!). The hotel is really nice, luxurious surroundings, real fires etc - the service is very attentive.
Although expensive, it wasn't as expensive as other tasting menus that I've had, the flavours were wonderful and the menu nicely balanced.
My only small criticism would be that the main dish (venison) could have done with being larger.

There you go - not bad if that's my only criticism.

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Thank Jon034
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had dinner on Valentine's night and it was faultless. In a cosy lounge with a roaring fire, we had a glass of fizz and canapés, followed by the seven-course tasting menu which was superb. The staff were friendly and professional, explaining each course as it arrived. The remarkable similarity to Martin Wishart's Michelin-starred cooking in Edinburgh is explained by the fact that the Airds' chef trained under him! The dining room has lovely views out over Loch Linnhe and the public areas have been tastefully and comfortably refurbished since our last visit some years ago; all in all a wonderful experience which, though not particularly cheap, does represent very good value.

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Thank Redclive
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We decided to treat oursleves to a night at this hotel again and because it was so good last time our expectations were high and it met them all. We started with canapes in the lounge where drinks are served next to a log fire. When we were called through to the restaurant we were delighted with the beautiful decor which gives a very romantic feel. The chef is quite brilliant and I can honestly say every course was stunning and a good selection ensured both my husband and I were well catered for. The wine list was also excellent and the service and attention to detail were out of this world. We could highly recommend

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Thank Georgiedebs
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We luxuriated in a truly special evening with wonderful old fashioned and scarce values, displayed by the staff at this hotel, who's manners and attention were second to none - no request was too much and our evening taster menu was gastronomic delight!

So many wonderful things have been written about this hotel and they are soooo true:)

Both myself and my husband were absolutely thrilled by the whole experience from the cosy surroundings and atmosphere to the attention to detail, from tantalising canapés to succulent wines.

The food is some of the best we have ever tasted and delivered by capable and attentive staff.

If you can manage it you should make a special once in a lifetime trip to this venue, you will not be disappointed.

Many congratulations to the owners and especially the Chef for providing a 1st class service worthy of a mention, thank you!

Thank annieboban
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stopped on the off chance for lunch whilst up on holiday. Both the set menu and a la carte were exciting. We chose several starters to share. The portions were good sized and the quality and presentation were wonderful

A special mention to the staff who managed the impossible by being unobtrusive and yet attentative at the same time. We cannot wait to return for dinner!

Thank Michael G
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