Food for Thought

Alas food is always in my thoughts!  So it’s just as well Powdermills Bed and Breakfast is based in Argyll. 

There can be fewer places in Scotland that have such fine local produce of beef, lamb and pork from the farm to the seafood from Loch Fyne.  In fact, so good they named a restaurant after it! Loch Fyne Restaurant & Grill is a renown chain which started here in Argyll and offers quality fresh seafood. 

However, there are many other fine eateries in Inveraray that cater for all tastes and wallet.  Here are just a few that we can recommend that provide value and quality.  This is not an exhaustive list and wherever you dine in Scotland you are likely to have and enjoyable meal.

The George Hotel, owned by the same family since the 1860’s, is time gone by. Sitting inside the dining room feelings like sitting in the 19th century. However, the food is up to date with its hugely varied menu. So if you want to pretend that you are having lunch with Robert Louis Stevenson and eating a goat’s cheese and onion chutney salad, then the George is the place for you.

Do try the scones at The Green Door Tearoom by the Pier as they are Inveraray famous and delicious. And do have a look around the shop which is full of interesting and unique crafts and household gifts and has an engaging Italian deli corner.

I am sure that I have said this already but I love Brambles. Its Campbell Coffee and its scones, its cakes, its apple strudel and its sausage rolls. No more needs to be said…..just go in, sit down and order.

This is a lovely restaurant with a wonderful seafood menu and friendly service.

Be sure to be hungry when you visit Inveraray Inn as its choice of meals is vast and its portions are huge.

The Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, a Crerar hotel, has had a recent refurbishment and the result is lovely. This is an idyllic Scottish hotel with great views of the Loch and the Cowal Hills. So pray for nice weather and enjoy your pre-dinner drink sitting outside.

Skippers Bar and Bistro on the Argyll Caravan Park is very popular and is owned by David and Cindy who have recently taken over the Furnace community shop and Post Office. Skippers is open 7-days a week and well worth a visit.

If eating in Lochgilphead there are many places to visit. Two of our favourites are The Smiddy with its great soup, salads and cakes and The Salty Dog, which as its name implies is dog-friendly and has great cakes.