Review on The Russian Tavern at The Port Royal Hotel

The location is a centuries-old stone-built Highland village on a tiny island by the shores of Kames Bay - hardly where you would expect to find authentic Russian food and drink on offer. But that's exactly what Olga and Crawford dish up at this curious gastropub attached to the island's Port Royal Hotel.

The whole place is a re-creation of pre-revolutionary Russia with authentic decor, live music and a menu that is based on the creations of French chefs working in nineteenth-century Moscow and St Petersburg. Genuine ingredients - buckwheat, gherkins, pickled herrings, even caviar - are supplemented by freshly caught local fish, Highland beef, wild fungi and other Scottish produce.

Blinis and borscht are outshone by manty (steamed pastry parcels filled with spicy lamb, beef and blueberries), while mains naturally include beef Stroganoff as well as spicy Russian sausages with apple, latkes and red cabbage. For afters, expect Russian chocolate gateau, Pavlova and homemade yoghurt desserts. Drinks are in keeping: flavoured vodkas, Moldavian wines, lagers and wheat beers, plus Scottish real ales straight from the cask.

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Cuisine

Russian / Seafood / Fresh Fish

Chef

Olga Crawford

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 to 3.00pm Saturdays only
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Russian Tavern at The Port Royal Hotel

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 25 covers

Accomodation

Accomodation is available, (5 rooms)

Internet

WiFi is available

Address

The Russian Tavern at The Port Royal Hotel
37 Marine Road
Port Bannatyne
Isle of Bute
Argyll and Bute
PA20 0LW

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