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Bar, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights. Our room, No 4, was very comfortable and had a beautiful view looking over to the Kyles of Bute. Greg, the owner was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

Date of visit: June 2021
Greg and Gill R, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewed 20 October 2020

Booked one night in October. Delighted with room 2. Kyles' facing spacious room with very comfortable 4 poster bed. Had dinner in hotel. Small and sharing tapas on offer. All delicious but we ordered too many. Excellent breakfast. Very Covid wary and felt very safe....Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Unique range of Scottish styled tapas at this restaurant. Great views across the Kyles of Bute. Friendly and helpful staff. Tapas included smoked salmon, tempura haddock, chicken satay, pancake roll, etc. Very different. Good quality food and all seemed home made. Service was not quick...and the restaurant was not busy but this was not an issue for us. Found the 3 for £25 to be good value for money considering the decent size of portions. These are not small spanish tapas sized but decent portions. Would recommend if in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

We stayed for a couple of nights in a wonderful room with fantastic views across the Kyles of Bute. To sit at the window and just take in the scenery was astounding. We ate wonderfully in the restaurant, although different with Covid-19 restrictions the staff...went the extra mile to make it all as best as it could be. Fresh seafood and other dishes served Tapas style which meant we could mix and match our meal. An interesting and innovative idea for such a good restaurant. It was very well appreciated. The helpfulness of the owners was excellent too. Having to start out very early on a Sunday morning to travel back home they prepared a wonderful packed breakfast. Hot bacon sandwiches, very neatly wrapped, orange juice and a selection of fresh fruit were provided. Just the job. Many thanks for your help and support.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Food and service was great, the tapas style menu was nice but was quite expensive for what you got. E.g. £10 a plate for 3 fish goujons or 2 wee chicken tacos with 2 chunks of chicken in each. Flavours were lovely just thought it...was quite dear. Nice beer garden at back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, and your feedback with regards to the price, I am sorry you felt it was overpriced, and will pass your comments on to our chef. Look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Gill & Greg

Reviewed 4 August 2020

dropped into the hotel late on Friday night with a late booking. Staff couldnt have been more helpful or friendly and was cycling so was warmly received. Very highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2020
TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hi Cyclist5ferries Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this great review, it was certainly our pleasure to look after you, Kind Regards Gill & Greg

Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Excellent quality food and well presented at a good price. The location is great with views over the kyles of Bute. Also loved the background music.

Date of visit: March 2020
TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hi OldBlueBird Sincerest apologies, I hadn't realised this review had come through before we closed for Covid19, thankyou for taking the time to write it, it is very much appreciated. Kind Regards Gill & Greg

Reviewed 18 February 2020

My wife and I arrived at the Royal An Lochan for our 2 night stay on 14th of February, we were taken to our room and I had ordered a bouquet of white lilies and a bottle of Prosecco to be in the room for...us arriving .We went for our evening meal which was a special with it being Valentine’s Day and included a free bottle of pink Prosecco. The choice of food was excellent and it was all cooked to perfection. We met some friends for a couple of drinks in the conservatory after our meal and we had a great time catching up. My wife had a luxury Gel Pedicure booked with the lovely Layla Adams at 1pm on the Saturday afternoon, all Layla`s treatments use only locally sourced natural products. The massage, beauty room and waiting room in the An Lochan were really relaxing and well decorated. Layla was professional and very experienced in her treatments. It is great to see the hotel add these treatments to their guest experiences. People from postponed ferries turned up looking for food and lodgings. To their credit the hotel owners Gill and Greg pulled out all the stops to accommodate these people. Tamara the waitress worked her socks off as did Struan the chef. We could not have wished to spend a Valentine’s Day with a better bunch of fabulous people in a lovely hotel. We cannot wait to go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hi Robert Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review, we so appreciate all your kind words. Apologies that we have not replied sooner, it was certainly our pleasure to look after you and so glad you and your lovey wife enjoyed...More

Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb evening at The Royal an Lochan on Valentine's night, which also happens to be our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was beautifully decorated with gorgeous red roses, chair sashes, hearts and candles. The menu interesting and varied. We both chose scallops with Vietnamese...sauce to start then fillet steak and halibut for mains finishing with chocolate fondant and cheesecake for dessert. Everything was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Such good value at £30 per person including a bottle of pink Prosecco per couple. After the delicious meal we enjoyed a few digestifs in the conservatory lounge with friends. Service was just the right balance of friendly efficiency. A truly super evening. Thank you.More

Date of visit: February 2020
TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hi Anne and Colin Sincerest apologies for the late late response, but thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review, we do so appreciate it. So happy to hear you enjoyed the Valentines dinner especially as it was your anniversary and a...More

Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

I’ve never written a review before but feel compelled to do so now. Me and my wife ate here based on the reviews, we were disappointed to say the least. We hadn’t booked and were told the kitchen was busy so we would have to...wait 30 mins. Not a problem. We took a seat and waited in the lovely surroundings of the lounge. At 45 mins we watched another couple, who came in later than us, get taken to their seats. Five minutes later I checked when we would be seated and shortly after we were. We were baffled at why it took so long to seat us as there were 4 other empty tables, only one of which had been recently vacated. An hour after we arrived we were given our food. Mine (the pie) was not even luke warm. Such nice surroundings but that’s were the enjoyment ends unfortunately.More

Date of visit: January 2020
TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hi DinoRich I am so sorry for this very late response, especially when you had such a bad experience with us, I can only say that this service is not the norm for us, and hope that if you are ever in the area again...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5