Price range: USD 2 - USD 7
Cuisines: Café, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Green Room is a unique new tea room that offers visitors Carradale's two greatest gifts - traditional hospitality and stunning views. The Green Room is perched on a cliff by Carradale harbour and looks across the Kilbrannan Sound to a panoramic view of the Isle of Arran, a Scottish Natural Heritage "National Scenic Area". In the foreground below lies Eilean Carrach, a small island resting place for gulls, cormorants, oyster catchers, and shags. Seals and wild goats are frequent visitors and now and then an otter can be seen. Dolphins and minke whales occasionally pass by and, when mackerel gather, gannets put on their astounding diving displays. We keep binoculars at hand for a better view. Or you can watch the fishing boats coming in and out of the harbour, passing yachts, or even a submarine. All this action takes place within the vast kaleidoscope of Scottish weather, the chief subject of William McTaggart's Carradale paintings. The Green Room is open from late March to the end of September.