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Etive

Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
+44 1866 822437
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Gastropub, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been visiting relatives in Taynuilt for many years, and was curious to see if the Taynuilt Hotel had improved. Booked a table in there Etive restaurant and was very impressed by the service and the food was outstanding. Seasonal food done in a really...More

1  Thank Mrs Anne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Etive Restaurant at the Taynuilt is one on the finest meals I have experienced. Head Chef and Proprietor John McNulty, more or less single handedly produces by far some of the finest food in a 2 Rosette restaurant I have had the pleasure to...More

Thank DJWEdinburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guys at Etive very kindly let us have a table for dinner 15 mins before the kitchen closed. Lovely pint of Drygate IPA and a tasty steak pie. We liked it so much we returned for the Full Scottish Breakfast. We weren't staying there...More

Thank Stefan F
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

mmmmmm, Sir I don't know where you dined but it certainly wasn't in Etive! We do not sell pints of Drygate IPA We do not serve Steak Pie We do not take walk ins at Breakfast Although our staff are welcoming, David David Lapsley General...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great people, stunning location. Great wines matched perfectly to the food. The amuse bouche was a chicken & sweetcorn soup - with confit leg, crispy skin. Lovely. Squid in sweet pepper & tomato sauce equally delicious. My wild roe deer main with artichoke...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This restaurant serves some the best food I've tasted in years. Service is friendly, unfussy and not too formal. The food is outstanding. The chef uses genuinely local ingredients, understands their role and respects each one. This is fine dining at its best. On the...More

Thank Joe H
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

Thank you so much Joe, Always a pleasure to have you here with us and I look forward to your next visit, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier Etive Restaurant At the Taynuilt Inn of the year 2017 - Scottish Hotel Awards Best "Informal...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I have for many years visited Taynuilt and have enjoyed the meals and also the public bar. Last year I unfortunately had to come up in February of last year for a close relation's funeral and in her will she had specified a "get together...More

1  Thank Robert M
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

Mr M Don't worry about the longwinded reply, this review certainly brightened our day and put a smile on our faces. I am very sorry we were closed and unable to cater for the wishes of your friend that is truly a shame. We have...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are looking for great food great atmosphere and great service then you should try The Etive Restaurant . Very enjoyable dinning experience .More

Thank William S
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

William, Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier Etive Restaurant At the Taynuilt Inn of the year 2017 - Scottish Hotel Awards Best "Informal Dining" Argyll and Lomond 2016 and 2017 - Scottish Hotel Awards 2 AA Rosette...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had a fabulous meal on recommendation of this restaurant from our local B&B in Taynuilt (Ceo Mara Croft - that too was excellent). Welcoming and helpful service, great food and a good selection of gins. High recommended.More

Thank true_treats
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

Ceo Mara have been great ambassadors for us and they have a superb place, Thank you for your review and yes, we like Gin and are as passionate about that as everything else, Glad you enjoyed, See you again if you are ever in the...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recommended by our B&B in Taynuilt, we dined at the Etive Restaurant and had a fabulous meal, with help and recommendation all the way, including the gin selection! A real gem, highly recommended.More

Thank true_treats
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

True_treats, Thanks for the great review and I am glad you enjoyed our Gin recommendations, Hopefully see you soon, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier Etive Restaurant At the Taynuilt Inn of the year 2017 - Scottish Hotel Awards Best "Informal Dining" Argyll and...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Have just returned from a lovely meal at the etive restaurant. Having been a regular visitor to Taynuilt for many years and having been to the hotel many times under various owners I was unsure what to expect tonight but my expectations were surpassed. The...More

Thank Andrew H
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this review

Andrew, thank you for your review, Thank you also for the very kind words, funny that none of us have ever been to London but regularly compared, all we do is our jobs passionately and continually strive for the very best standard we can, Look...More

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Fuzzy261
Do you allow dogs in the bar?
10 February 2016|
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Response from Highlander947 | Reviewed this property |
Made a very very whoopsie some years ago regarding nationalities with reference to allowing dogs in pubs in the Scottish Highlands, like, if they allow the Exxxxxx, why not dogs? Won't make the same mistake again, of course... More
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Restaurant Details

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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Taynuilt
  • Phone Number: +44 1866 822437
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Description
Taynuilt Hotel Lounge Bar offers gastro pub style food all prepared on the premises by our talented Chef Patron John McNulty who make everything onsite and only use the best Scottish produce, generous portions full of flavour washed down with a local hand pulled, cask ale. David Lapsley, General Manager and resident Sommelier has created a Scottish craft beer selection that has something for everyone and a wine list that challenges many a city restaurant, his knowledge on wine and spirits is extensive and will gladly pair drinks throughout your meal.