Review on Ardanaiseig Hotel
Built in the grand baronial manner for Colonel Archibald Campbell, this stately Victorian mansion is set in glorious rambling gardens at the dead-end of a winding road by the banks of Loch Awe. It's a fine house that has been transformed into a highly idiosyncratic retreat by current owner Bennie Gray. A Greek-style amphitheatre by the water is used for live performances, chamber music recitals are held in the drawing room and the whole place is filled with antiques and works of art.
Dinner in the candlelit restaurant is a full-on theatrical show, interspersed with lots of extras and distractions for the senses. To begin there's normally a soup (perhaps pumpkin velouté with shaved parmesan and truffle), before a fish course (Inverawe smoked trout with potato salad, trout 'caviar' and herb oil). The centrepiece could be Aberdeen Angus beef Wellington, ahead of dessert (vanilla pannacotta with pear jam and rice pudding croquettes). Finally, there is a cheese course (Brie de Meaux with walnut and sultana salad), and proceedings conclude with coffee and mints in the drawing room.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express