The Crinan Hotel
Food & Drink
Choose from a range of dining options at the Crinan Hotel.
The Westward Restaurant offers fine views out to the islands and is just the place for a relaxing evening meal. Enjoy the sunset with a delicious dinner or opt for the Seafood Bar which has an 'a la carte' menu and is perfect for lunch or dinner. On a fine day you can enjoy lunch outside overlooking the canal.
At the weekends from June to September you can book a table in Lock 16, our Seafood Restaurant enclosed on the roof of the hotel. Looking west you can see the sun set over the Corryvreckan, Jura and Scarba.
Ask about exclusive use of Lock 16, perfect for a birthday or anniversary on the roof of the hotel, booking essential. Special dishes which can be served include Jumbo Prawns Corryvreckan which is named after the Corryvreckan Whirlpool. The Corryvreckan can be heard on a still night even though it is 10 miles away. It is the second biggest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere, and the Hotel’s signature dish, created by Nick Ryan the Hotel’s owner as a tribute to the whirlpool, is an amazing presentation of jumbo prawns and tropical fruit first inspired by a feast he saw on a visit to Pitcairn Island when he worked on the Queen Mary.
The Westward is on the ground floor and looks out over Loch Crinan towards the islands. The menu features seafood which is freshly caught nearby and also includes other locally sourced produce such as lamb, venison and beef - regular favourites include langoustines and Argyll Hill lamb and other local produce as well as tempting vegetarian and vegan options.
The Westward is open for dinner from 7.00 p.m. to both hotel residents and visitors to the Crinan area
The Crinan Seafood Bar, traditional and welcoming, is located on the ground floor of the hotel and is the ideal place to enjoy the freshest of seafood - you might even watch your jumbo prawns being landed in time for dinner. Our Seafood Bar has an extensive menu featuring fresh seafood dishes using local produce landed fresh on the quay at Crinan. Voted No 1 Gastro Pub in Scotland by The Independent, our pub lunches are also highly commended in Diana Henry's Gastro Pub cook book.
The Seafood Bar is open for lunch between 12.00 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. and dinner between 6 p.m. & 8.30 p.m
The Crinan Coffee Shop is just a few yards away from the hotel on the edge of the canal basin. A favourite haunt of many day visitors to Crinan, the Coffee Shop is run as part of the hotel. It offers a great range of fresh home baking, light lunches and an excellent view of the boating activity outside!
The Coffee Shop is open daily 10am till 5pm March till October.