Places to Eat & Drink

Discover Kintyre & Gigha

Home to some of Scotland’s leading chefs and a feast of fresh produce from the hills and lochs, Kintyre is a destination for food lovers from all over the world. What’s more, you don’t need to look far to find a restaurant with a view. Many are by the coast and have terraces and gardens that make the most of their stunning locations. 

Eat & Drink in Campbeltown, Southend and Machrihanish

There are a huge range of eateries serving up the finest locally sourced food. Home to some of Scotland’s leading chefs and a feast of fresh produce from the hills and lochs, Kintyre is a destination for food lovers from all over the world. What’s more, you don’t need to look far to find a restaurant with a view. Many are by the coast and have terraces and gardens that make the most of their stunning locations.

Eat & Drink in West Kintyre & Tarbert

Tarbert on Loch Fyne is an attractive village which for many visitors acts as the gateway to the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre. Known for its fresh food, the annual seafood festival in July is well worth a visit.

Eat & Drink in East Kintyre

Discover award-winning restaurants in East Kintyre, serving the freshest seafood and local produce.

Eat & Drink on the Isle of Gigha

The Isle of Gigha will surprise you with a vast diversity of food & drink offerings, ranging from award-winning Micheline Star restaurants over local seafood shacks up to cozy cafes.

Local Distilleries & Specialty Food Producers

Kintyre produces some of Scotland’s best food and drink products from award winning gin to locally reared beef and lamb. The local smokehouses provide locally sourced seafood which is sold both nationally and to international market.Many local hotels and restaurants have local produce on their menus. You can also also many of the products in local shops and stores across the Kintyre & Gigha area.

Kintyre produces some of Scotland’s best whisky – and some rather delicious gin too. Isn’t it time you tasted the spirit of Kintyre? Campbeltown used to be known as ‘the whisky capital of the world’ as it was once home to more than 30 distilleries. Today there are just three remaining. However, they each produce world-class whiskies that are known for their bold, smoky and briny characteristics. Kintyre Gin is made on the east coast of Kintyre at the Beinn an Tuirc Distillery. 

Inspiration

Driving The K66

Kintyre 66 Tour with Robin McKelvie

If you’ve ever dreamt of driving America’s Route 66 did you know that Scotland now has its very own 66-themed road trip? And the good news is that the new Kintyre 66 also boasts big skies, a musical soundtrack (provided by Paul McCartney; Andy Stewart if you prefer) and a States-size chance to cut loose and enjoy yourself. The K66 also weaves in whisky (gin too), sparkling islands, swathes of intoxicating history, a Gormley statue and lashings of world class local produce. Beat that Route 66!

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