March 19th, 2015

Welcome to The Manor House
19th March 2015

Pan Fried Scallops with Scallop Nage

Braised Pork Belly with Sweet corn

Smoked Cous Cous Salad
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Leek and Potato Soup

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Sorbet
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West Coast Seafood Grill with New Potatoes and
Roast Fennel with Tomato and Basil Dressing

Duo Of Duck with Courgette & Wild Mushrooms

Roast Pork Fillet with Dauphinoise Potato and Turnip

Poached Salmon with Mussels & Cauliflower

Local Highland Fillet with Cleric Blade of Beef and sweet potato Fondant Potato

Warm Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad with pearl Barley
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Selection of Desserts
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Coffee & Petit Fours

£42.00
Appetiser £10/Soup £4/Sorbet £3/ Main £23.50/
Steak £27.50/Vegetarian £17.50/Dessert £8/Coffee £3.50
All prices include VAT @ 20%
Service Gratuity is left to your own discretion.

March 17th, 2015

Welcome to The Manor House
17th March 2015

Pan Fried West Coast Scallops with Chorizo, Carrot & Orange Puree

Sweet Potato Risotto with Truffle Oil & Parmesan Crisp

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties with Stornoway Black pudding &Whisky Jus
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Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup
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Sorbet
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West Coast Seafood Grill with New Potatoes and
Roast Fennel with Tomato and Basil Dressing

Sole Fillets with Asparagus, Lemmon and Beetroot Salad

Peppered Duck Brest with Savoy Cabbage, Bacon, Parmentier Potato’s & Roast Heritage Carrots

Duo of Pork Fillet & Slow Cooked Belly with Dauphinoise Potato, Creamed Leeks & Baked Apple

Fillet Steak with Sauté Potato’s Fine Ratatouille Crisp Fried Onions & Mustard Cream Sauce (£4 Supplement)

Macaroni, Artichoke & Mushroom Pie
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Selection of Desserts
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Coffee & Petit Fours

£42.00
Appetiser £10/Soup £4/Sorbet £3/ Main £23.50/
Steak £27.50/Vegetarian £17.50/Dessert £8/Coffee £3.50
All prices include VAT @ 20%
Service Gratuity is left to your own discretion.

Winter Mini Break Offer Ends 31st March 2015

March 3rd, 2015

Our short break special offer ends on 31st of March so there’s still time to plan your short break to Oban and make a booking.

We’re offering a special rate for stays of two days and longer so you can enjoy a 5 course dinner, bed and breakfast in our best sea view room for £100 per person per night or in a room overlooking the front garden for £80. Stay a second day and it’s like getting your second night’s dinner free.

View from the Manor House Hotel in Oban

View from the Manor House Hotel in Oban

The signs of Spring are revealing themselves here on Scotland’s beautiful west coast and of course there’s always plenty of things to do with Oban as your base. And don’t forget Manor House guests also have complimentary golf at Glencruitten Golf Course and complimentary gym use at Fit4Less Gym just round the corner from the hotel.

To book your short break at the Manor House Hotel, check for availability online, call us on 44 (0)1631 562 087 or email us.

Wine Tasting Dinner Success

February 12th, 2015

Everyone involved had a most enjoyable evening at Thursday’s wine tasting dinner, led by Eva Franceschi of Inverarity Wines.

Wine Tasting Dinner at the Manor House Hotel in Oban

Wine Tasting Dinner at the Manor House Hotel in Oban

The food, wine and company were all first class. All our guests enjoyed a pairing of Manor House wines with seven superb courses prepared by Chef Shaun Squire and his talented team.

All the Manor House staff would like to thank everyone who attended and hope you pay us a visit again soon.

Manor House Hotel Wine Tasting Dinner Menu

Presented by Eva Franceschi of Inverarity Morton
Thursday 28th Jan 2015

Canapés
N. Maillart Premier Cru Brut NV, Champagne, France

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Smoked Aubergine and Duck Tortellini with Truffle Foam

Lugana ’le Fornaci’ 2013, Tommasi, Garda, Italy

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Oban Bay Prawns with Pickled Cucumber and Basil Butter
Lugana ’le Fornaci’ 2013, Tommasi, Garda, Italy

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Slow-cooked Belly Pork & West Coast Scallops with Puy Lentil Dressing
Crios Malbec Rose 2012, Susana Balbo, Mendoza, Argentina

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Grilled Halibut with Fennel Salad and Orange
Macia Batle Blanco 2013, Mallorca, Spain

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Roast Loin of Argyll Venison with Root Vegetable Dauphinoise & Spiced Red Cabbage
Springfontein Pinotage 2008, Walker Bay, South Africa

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Gin & Tonic Granita with Apple Caramel

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Warm Chocolate Cake with Cherry Texture
Late Harvest Malbec 2012, Susana Balbo, Mendoza, Argentina

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Cheese
Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny

£69 inclusive of VAT

Gratuities not included.

Visiting Whisky Distilleries in Argyll and Isles

February 2nd, 2015

Many visitors to Oban and the surrounding area want to immerse themselves in Scottish tradition and culture. One of the most popular ways of doing this is to visit some of the many whisky distilleries that are dotted up and down Scotland’s west coast.

Every distillery in Scotland produces malt whisky with its own unique qualities and it’s fun to go on a tour of a few distilleries and compare the whiskies’ appearance, nose, and flavours. Almost all distilleries provide tours where visitors can see how the whisky is made as well as sample a ‘wee dram’.

2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink so what better time to come and explore Scotland’s rich whisky heritage.

The Manor House Hotel is centrally located in Oban making it an ideal base to explore most of Scotland’s west coast distilleries.

Find out more about Scotland’s west coast whisky distilleries.

Happy New Year from the Manor House

January 12th, 2015

All the management and staff at the Manor House Hotel in Oban would like to wish all our guests and patrons a healthy, happy and successful New Year for 2015.

We hope to see you back here again during the year whether it’s for a one night stay, weekend stay, short break, lunch or dinner.

We also welcome new guests and visitors who may be new to the Oban area. If you are thinking about visiting this beautiful part of Scotland, we can recommend a wide variety of places to go things to do in the Oban area.

Remember the Manor House restaurant menu changes on a daily basis and uses fresh local produce wherever possible and always makes the most of seasonal produce.

Steam Locomotive Visits Oban

October 15th, 2014

The Jacobite steam locomotive paid a flying visit to Oban recently.

The Jacobite steam locomotive pulls into Oban Railway Station

The Jacobite steam locomotive pulls into Oban Railway Station

This magnificent steam train’s regular journey is from Fort William to Mallaig and as it winds its way through the spectacular scenery of Scotland’s west highland landscape, passes such landmarks as Ben Nevis, the Glenfinnan Viaduct (as seen in the Harry Potter films) and the Jacobite Monument on what has been called ‘one of the world’s greatest railway journeys’.

Visiting Gylen Castle on the Isle of Kererra

August 1st, 2014

Gylen Castle is situated on the southern part Kerrera, the island just off Oban in the Firth of Lorne, and it’s well worth a visit if you’re staying in the Oban area.

Gylen Castle on the Isle of Kererra

Gylen Castle on the Isle of Kererra

It’s an imposing castle and if you position yourself in the right spot you can see it perched dramatically on the skyline commanding spectacular views to the mainland and across the Firth of Lorne to the Inner Hebrides.

Gylen Castle, also known as the ‘Castle of Fountains’, was built in the 1580s as a stronghold of Clan MacDougall and a strategic centre of control and observation on the approach to Oban.

Sieges, fires and weathering caused damage to the castle during the centuries but it was restored by Historic Scotland in 2006 and is now open to the public all year round. As an added bonus to visitors there is no entrance fee. Visitors can also enjoy tea, coffee, refreshments and home cooking at the award winning Tea Garden which is close to the castle. The Tea Garden is open 7 days a week between Easter and October.

How to Get to Kererra

You can get to Kerrera via the Kererra Ferry which leaves from a slipway two miles south of Oban along the coast road. There is car parking right at the slipway.

Once on the island, you can either walk to Gylen Castle or cycle. The southern circular route is the most popular and easiest route and at 5 miles can be walked in around 3 hours. Bikes can be hired from the Oban Cycle Shop.

View of Oban Bay from the Manor House Terrace

July 28th, 2014

The terrace at the Manor House Hotel is the ideal spot to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and the fabulous view of Oban and Oban Bay.

Manor House terrace overlooking Oban Bay on a glorious summer night.

Manor House terrace overlooking Oban Bay on a glorious summer night.

We are situated just behind Oban harbour and from some parts of the terrace you can see the fishing boats with and fishermen unloading their catch of the day.

Looking across Oban Bay is Oban’s usually bustling prom thronged with day visitors and travellers from all over the world as part of their exploration of the Scottish Highlands and Isles.

Above the Bay, perched on Battery Hill, is McCaig’s Folly. Its design is based on the Roman Colosseum and was commissioned by local philanthropist John Stuart McCaig in 1897 to be a family monument and also to provide work for local stonemasons during the lean winter months.

The Folly was originally intended to be a museum but McCaig’s death ended the construction and today only the outer walls remain (surrounding a public garden) to provide magnificent views of Oban Bay, Kerrera and Mull beyond.

Beautiful Oban Sunset

June 4th, 2014

Another beautiful sunset from the gardens of the hotel looking across Oban Bay to the Island of Kerrera!

Sunset over Oban Bay to  Kererra from Manor House Hotel

Sunset over Oban Bay to Kererra from Manor House Hotel