As the Seafood Capital of Scotland, Oban & Lorn is home to many food and drink favourites, with stops on Scotland’s most popular food trails and a plethora of culinary delights around every corner. It’s time to hit the trails!
Scotland’s Seafood Trail
Travelling through the west coast of Scotland, this trail discovers the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean and Argyll’s sea lochs to highlight the country’s renowned seafood. The Pierhouse Hotel in Port Appin is a highlight of the Trail, and serves up fabulous fresh fare pier to plate with an unbeatable view. Try their famous seafood platter for a trip to Argyll foodie heaven!
Whisky Coast Trail
Travelling across the western coast of Scotland, this trail uncovers the secrets behind the art of whisky creation and raises a glass to the national drink. Oban Distillery offers fascinating small group tours of one of the country’s oldest and smallest facilities, finishing off with a wee dram. Enjoy whisky cocktails in their stylish bar before or after your tour and take home a bottle for yourself or your friends.
Scotland’s Chocolate Trail
Scotland is home to more than 70 small-scale, artisan and specialist chocolate makers each using high quality cocoa and inventive Scottish flavour combinations. The award winning Oban Chocolate Company is a don’t miss stop, where you can peruse hundreds of unique and delectable sweet creations, enjoy a cuppa and a cake and watch the chocolate making process in action. You’ll want to take some home for a truly memorable souvenir of Oban.
Scotland’s national dish, haggis, is traditionally served with neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes) and can be found on almost any menu in Oban in various guises. The dish is a type of savoury pudding that combines meat with oatmeal, onions, salt and spices. And for any weary travellers in need of a filling meal, take it from millions of haggis fans – it’s delicious and is also available as a vegetarian option! If you are self catering, stop by Jackson’s Butchers for their handmade haggis and cook up your own authentic Scottish feast!