Spring Cottage has a well equipped kitchen, however sometimes you may want to have someone else cook and do the dishes! There are many choices in the area to suit all tastes and budgets.


Seafood Temple (Oban)

The Seafood Temple is a restaurant owned and operated by the famous 'Oban Seafood' hut, also affectionately known as the seafood shack, located on the pier at Oban. It is run by chef and fisherman, John Ogden, who uses only the freshest and best quality locally caught seafood delicacies.

The atmosphere is friendly and buoyant - always busy. It has grown from strength to strength, offering quality produce to, not only dedicated locals, but to hungry tourists and famous people alike (Eric Clapton, Rab C Nesbitt, Ainsley Harriot, Bjork), extending welcoming arms to anyone who shares an interest or passion in seafood. Telephone: 01631 566000

Castle Stalker View Cafe

Castle Stalker View Café & Gift Shop is set in stunning scenery in Appin, near Oban, Argyll, Scotland. With wonderful views of Castle Stalker, the Island of Lismore, Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Hills, our café is the perfect place to enjoy delicious freshly ground coffee, home-baking and freshly prepared lunches and snacks.

Our gift shop stocks lots of items for the discerning tourist and local alike. We’ve got a huge choice of cards and prints, hand-made jewellery, ceramics, toiletries, clothing and a great range of books and music.

Appin is situated half-way between Oban and Fort William on the west coast, and boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland.


The Pierhouse (local)

The Pierhouse Hotel restaurant has won a fast-growing reputation as one of Argyll's best-kept secrets. We aim to share our passion for excellent food, wine, and service with you. We hope that you enjoy dining with us.

We use only the finest seasonal Scottish seafood, meat, game and vegetables. We work very closely with our local suppliers to achieve exceptionally high standards of quality and fresh ingredients. This is one of the secrets of our success. Our oysters are hand-picked from the Lismore oyster beds; mussels and langoustines are harvested from Loch Linnhe and Loch Etive; and our lobsters and crab are kept mouth-wateringly fresh in creels at the end of the pier which guests may view, subject to tides. In addition to seafood, we serve a variety of beautifully fresh local meat and wild game from farms and private estates, as well as vegetarian dishes. Telephone: 01631 730302

Holly Tree (Glencoe)

The Holly Tree Seafood Restaurant, described by many as the finest in the Highlands, has a glass wall facing the Loch where you may sit and watch the sun go down beyond the mountains in the west.
The Holly Tree has long had a reputation for superior perfectly prepared food. Our extensive A La Carte dinner menu makes excellent use of local fillet steaks and other meats, and wonderful local seafood and shellfish, served in season with herbs, salads and seasonal vegetables all perfectly prepared.
The fine food is well complemented by an extensive and high quality wine list full of variation and quality. There is also a large selection of whiskies and fine cognacs to complete the masterful culinary experience.
A real log fire, which is often lit and kept stoked by our guests, in the centre of the restaurant is the finishing touch to the ambience and ensures the absolute eating experience. Telephone 01631 740292

Ee-Usk (Oban)

Ee-Usk sits on the water's edge in the very heart of Oban. Views over Oban Bay to Kerrera and the Mull and Morvern Hills are magnificent. Ee-Usk is a modern stylish restaurant, designed to take full advantage of its surroundings. Friendly but efficient service in a relaxed atmosphere is what we strive for.

Ee-Usk means 'Fish' (Phonetic Gaelic). Fish is what we are famous for. We aim to bring our local catches impeccably fresh to your table. All of our shellfish is locally caught and delivered alive to Ee-Usk. Our wet fish is local with the exception of Sea Bass. The MacLeod family have been operating seafood restaurants locally for over 20 years. We believe that on the west coast of Scotland we have the finest product in the world. Telephone:  01631 565666


Cregan Inn (local)

Creggan Inn

Airds (local)

The Airds Hotel Reputed to be one of the best in Scotland, fresh ingredients are a key feature of our award winning restaurant. Three AA rosettes will provide the assurance that only the best will do. We are also proud of the fact that for 2004, Head Chef J. Paul Burns won the prestigious 'Hotel Chef of the Year' Award. For 2006 Paul has been awarded the Medaille D'Or for Outstanding Dining Service from Hotel Review Scotland and The Best Gourmet Menu Over £50 at the Scottish Chefs Awards. For 2007 Paul has been awarded The Scottish National Hotel Chef of The Year which was presented at the Hotel Review Scotland awards ceremony in Glasgow. and the restaurant as a whole has achieved a Gold Award from Eat Scotland (part of Visit Scotland), one of only six restaurants to be so awarded in Scotland.

The dinner menu changes daily and the impeccable, yet informal and friendly service will give you plenty of time to talk to your friends, enjoy the food or simply admire the breathtaking view. Telephone: 01631 730236