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International, Scottish
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyable food. Had the rump steak on a couple of nights and chicken Balmoral (chicken incl haggis) All meals were hot and nicely presented

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

The food is tip top Service was good Components to the chef The dinner was well cooked well presented and served with a smile Breakfast was very good Just how I like my fry up

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

The restaurant has a stunning view across Loch Awe. Food is excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful. We stayed for a week and didn’t have one complaint regarding the food.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Superb evening food with a varied menu - staff worked hard, they were clearly understaffed. We ate here for four evening meals - consistently excellent, imaginative and plentiful

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

We rang the day before going to confirm that they did lunches and were told "yes" they did and we would not have to book. We drove 40mins to get there and found the restaurant completely empty with no staff to be found. we knocked...on the door of the kitchen to be told that someone would come to deal with us. No one came for some considerable time. Eventually a scruffy very young man turned up and announced (with considerable disinterest) that they don't do hot lunches but we could have a sandwich if we liked. When I told him about my phone call of the previous day, he shrugged his shoulders and repeated "well there's only sandwiches". Needless to say we left immediately and drove a further 20 mins to find some one that wanted to feed us. This is the worst experience we have had in any establishment for years and does not represent the excellent food and service we have received throughout our 2 weeks stay in Argyle & Bute. The hotel itself looked run down and in need of a lot of TLC.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Coffee stop. Great views from the terrace and conservatory. Good coffee. Well located. Helpful nice staff

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

Just had a meal in the restaurant was one of the worst I've had in a long time I had haddock and chips at £19:95 the batter was over cooked chips were burnt had 3 little blobs of ice cream from a tub £6:25 really...my wife had Sunday roast £18:95 beef was tough Yorkshire pudding was burnt roasties were burnt too a pint of lager and glass of wine £65 very poor wont be backMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

My wife and I had dinner here one evening during our visit to Loch Awe, and also lunch on a couple of occasions. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, especially the young Scottish guy, the Australian girl, and our waitress at dinner - apologies...for not knowing your names, but thanks for the great service we received. As for the food, we couldn’t fault it at all. The dinner we had was one of the best meals we have eaten in any restaurant. My wife ordered the Balmoral Chicken, and I had the Sea Bass. I forget what we had to start, but both courses were delicious. As was the Panna Cotta I had for dessert. The food was piping hot and we weren’t left waiting for ages between the generous courses. Prices were about what you would expect to pay in a hotel restaurant. We didn’t stay in the hotel or lodges as we had rented a cottage nearby, so I can’t comment on the accommodation, but I would certainly recommend the restaurant and we look forward to eating there again on our next trip to the area.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

stayed one night in one of the cottages great location with stunning views cottage very spacious with everything you need was valentines weekend so was a set menu which didn’t appeal to us but had separate burger and pizza menu which suited us only disappointment...was staff forgot to deliver our breakfast hamper so had to go and collect ourselves just a minor blip staff efficient and accommodating will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023

We had a short stay at Portsonachan Hotel, I was wary from some of the other reviews, but, honestly the place is stunning, yes, 'she' is a old Coaching Hotel, but, my goodness it is worth a visit. I must say with one review said...'food was deep fat fried'...I have to strongly disagree, we ate both nights, one night in the lovely bar and the second in the main Restaurant...Food was delicious !!! Staff are very welcoming and we had the pleasure of meeting the Owners, who are also Dog lovers, we took our mad dog and he just loved the long walks and was very welcome to join us when we were dining...will definitely be returning and soon !!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2023 via mobile

Eaten here several times and the food and staff were both lovely, the location is absolutely breathtaking…… This is a quirky place that won’t be for everyone but we liked it.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2022

the food was exceptional , we thoroughly enjoyed our steaks , they were cooked to perfection. the service is slightly a bit longer than i would usually like but the fact it is cooked from scratch makes it worth while. the staff are attentive and...the selection of whiskys was great really really enjoyed this mealMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

Had a lovely stay at this hotel it was right on the side of the loch. The food was good and the girls serving worked hard looking after us

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022

After driving for a couple of hours my sister and I decided to stop somewhere nice for lunch and chose the Portsonachan Hotel. We walked into the restaurant, which was empty at the time (around 12.15pm) and spotted a gentleman waiter. We asked if they...were open for lunch and he said (without stopping what he was doing) “ it depends what you want as I’m cleaning the beer pipes”. Then as we replied we were hoping for something to eat, he didn’t even let us finish before turning his back and walking away. At the same time a waitress stood staring at us from a distance and when I spoke to her she totally ignored me and gave us what I can only describe as a dirty look as she turned away too. We have never been so upset and angry at our treatment and left the hotel immediately.More

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Reviewed 24 May 2022

Currently the water at Portsonachan is a dirty brown and unsafe to drink. We weren’t told this prior to checking in and although bottled water is provided free of charge the water is not nice to bathe in and leaves a residue particularly in your...hair. As with so many other places there are also issues with staffing. The service, especially at breakfast is very slow, we simply gave up on one occasion as we waited 20 minutes and weren’t even asked about tea or coffee. The rooms and decor are also looking a little tired although apparently some have been refurbished this wasn’t obvious to us on our stay.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Portsonachan Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4