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Etive

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Taynuilt $$ - $$$ , British,
Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
+44 1866 822437
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Gastropub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked for last weekend to stay over and enjoy a meal in this lovely restaurant. The service was outstanding and we couldn't fault a single part of the meal. We both had the duck main course and I would happily have eaten it every...More

Thank Dolly-pauly
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We like gin, we love our food and I am bonkers about wine, all this goes towards giving you the experience you had and were happy you enjoyed it, Look forward to seeing you again soon or maybe for your next anniversary date? Thanks you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for my birthday. The food was spectacular cooked by John. David was very helpful with information about wine and Lauren brought in the cake which was a very unexpected and appreciated treat.Fantastic all round and well worth a visit.More

Thank theliburdfamily
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy Birthday again and I should say your husband does deserve credit for the hushed phone call to arrange your cake surprise, I'm very happy we were able to give you a dining experience to enjoy on your birthday, See you again on your next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine Dining at its best. Met David and Laura who run front of house and do an excellent job; you could see their passion and love of food and drink when you wished to discuss anything. When bringing food out David was very descriptive on...More

Thank AllanF364
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and for saying were the best you have seen, Our service model comes from the ethos that simplicity is key and knowledge and passion for all elements must be present, luckily we have staff who truly love this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here last year and had such a fantastic meal we had to sample it again. Not disappointed as thy had refurbished inside and now specialised in providing first class food. Friendly staff who made you feel really relaxed and able to enjoy the...More

Thank Dick C
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, I am glad you liked our changes, it is always nice to get return custom who get to see the changes and improvements first hand. I am also glad that we didn't disappoint and you once again had a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant surprise. Competent staff, well refurbished interior, a professional wine list, and very good food prepared with fantasy. Shall definitely come back, best place in the area.More

Thank Thomas F
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, It was very nice to meet you and chat with you, I look forward to the next time you are in the area and dining with us again, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier Etive Restaurant At the Taynuilt...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at the Etive Restaurant on 24 May 2017. The meal was wonderful - excellent food perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Every mouthful was a joy! The service was friendly, efficient and unobtrusive with great attention to detail. The maitre...More

Thank Susan B
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, It was a pleasure to have you both here and happy we gave you a memorable experience during your stay, Our house wine is superb, really enjoying it and it is slightly too easy drinking, Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Have been visiting relatives in Taynuilt for many years, and was curious to see if the Taynuilt Hotel had improved. Booked a table in there Etive restaurant and was very impressed by the service and the food was outstanding. Seasonal food done in a really...More

1  Thank Mrs Anne T
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming out to see us and we are delighted that you had such a good time with us, Thank you also for recommending us, word of mouth is our best PR, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier Etive Restaurant At the...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The Etive Restaurant at the Taynuilt is one on the finest meals I have experienced. Head Chef and Proprietor John McNulty, more or less single handedly produces by far some of the finest food in a 2 Rosette restaurant I have had the pleasure to...More

Thank DJWEdinburgh
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to have you stay over with us and really sample and understand what it is we do here, We look forward to your next visit and thank you for all your kind words, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier Etive...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The guys at Etive very kindly let us have a table for dinner 15 mins before the kitchen closed. Lovely pint of Drygate IPA and a tasty steak pie. We liked it so much we returned for the Full Scottish Breakfast. We weren't staying there...More

Thank Stefan F
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

mmmmmm, Sir I don't know where you dined but it certainly wasn't in Etive! We do not sell pints of Drygate IPA We do not serve Steak Pie We do not take walk ins at Breakfast Although our staff are welcoming, David David Lapsley General...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, great people, stunning location. Great wines matched perfectly to the food. The amuse bouche was a chicken & sweetcorn soup - with confit leg, crispy skin. Lovely. Squid in sweet pepper & tomato sauce equally delicious. My wild roe deer main with artichoke...More

Thank John H
John M, General Manager at Etive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Your pictures of the food served in our Etive Restaurant look amazing, well done, We look forward to your next visit and as always thanks again, David David Lapsley General Manager and Sommelier The Taynuilt Inn of the year 2017 -...More

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Fuzzy261
Do you allow dogs in the bar?
10 February 2016|
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Response from Highlander947 | Reviewed this property |
Made a very very whoopsie some years ago regarding nationalities with reference to allowing dogs in pubs in the Scottish Highlands, like, if they allow the Exxxxxx, why not dogs? Won't make the same mistake again, of course... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunetive Main Street | Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt PA35 1JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Taynuilt
  • Phone Number: +44 1866 822437
  • E-mail
Description
Taynuilt Hotel Lounge Bar offers gastro pub style food all prepared on the premises by our talented Chef Patron John McNulty who make everything onsite and only use the best Scottish produce, generous portions full of flavour washed down with a local hand pulled, cask ale. David Lapsley, General Manager and resident Sommelier has created a Scottish craft beer selection that has something for everyone and a wine list that challenges many a city restaurant, his knowledge on wine and spirits is extensive and will gladly pair drinks throughout your meal.
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