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“Food good, views good”

The Royal an Lochan Restaurant
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Argyll, Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Food good, views good”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Very enjoyable conservatory style restaurant with local artists' work on the walls, overlooking the westerly Kyle of Bute across to the Isle of Bute, the location of this restaurant is as much its attraction as the food, which is very good. Our seafood starters - one scallops, the other langoustine and clams - were excellent with delectable sauces. We followed with burgers as we thought, rightly, that the standard would be good. However, there was rather too much on the plate - I do think burgers might be served without the roll - with chips as well, we were rather too full for desserts. Next time (and there will be a next time), we'll stick to seafood.

The service was friendly and companionable and this is an ideal place for Sunday lunch. I recommend it especially for local people as Tighnabruaich is not the most accessible of places! But for those wanting a good day out from Glasgow (ferry across the Clyde and over the Cowal hills makes a scenically beautiful journey) you couldn't do better

  • Visited August 2012
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perth
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“Called in when passing and glad we did”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Called in for lunch on our way back from Dunoon, the views from the hotel were stunning! The service was both friendly and accomodating! I wasnt hungry until the food arrived! The fish tasted like it had been swimming just a few minutes before! My wife had the fichcakes which looked and smelled amazing! They didnt last long! We will definately be back!!!

Visited August 2012
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TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Thank you so much for your good review. The beauty of using local produce is the freshness and availibilty of it. The haddock and chips is a popular dish, as you would expect in our location and guests are returning, just to eat the fishcakes, which are thrilled with. Oh and obviously they are returning for my good looks and charm as well! No, honestly it is all down to our friendly, welcoming and hard working staff, both in the kitchen and out front in the restaurant and bar. Once again thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the future.
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kendal
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“How fantastic”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

What a great time we had the food was outstanding I had the salt and pepper duck breast and my partner had the chicken it melted in the mouth the service was attentive and so warm.
This is the place to eat without a doubt

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Recommended”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We ate twice at the Royal last week while on holiday in the area - once in the restaurant and then again in the bar because we enjoyed it a lot the first time round.
The restaurant meal was lovely - delicious food although one meal did lack a little for accompaniment - perhaps we should have ordered potatoes on the side. The best thing about the evening though, was the service. We arrived bedraggled and unexpected and were made to feel welcome in the lounge beside the fire with a drink whilst we decided whether to eat in the bar or restaurant. The view from the restaurant and our table by the window was stunning, straight out over the water. Our waitress was really attentive and friendly, and we spent several hours at the hotel in all, enjoying the cheese board and then coffee back in the lounge. A lovely night.
We went back a few days later to eat in the bar - again delicious food, this time fish and chips. And the cheese board again because it was so delicious! The bar was nice - chatty locals and Murray winning his way to the Olympics final on the tv. Again we had brilliant service, this time from the barman.
Highly recommended and we'd definitely return if we find ourselves in the region again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Kendal
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“From creel to plate in hours”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great local seafood, well cooked. Wonderful views across the Kyles and super service

Visited June 2012
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