Enjoy the finest of Local and Scottish fare served every day, from rustic Pate and crusty bread to the creamiest sauce covered over the freshest of pasta.

And with our lovely airy dining room overlooking the stunning River Clyde and our attentive, yet not intrusive, staff serving you all day or evening long, dining every day at the Esplanade is also something of an occasion.

We passionately believe in our food at The Esplanade Hotel in Dunoon. We also believe you need to feel good to enjoy a great dining experience to the full and we are sure that our delightful, informal, stylish yet easy friendly atmosphere and ambience will help make your whole dining experience complete.

We also believe and know that food alone is not the only reason why people enjoy a memorable dining experience so it's important to us that everything is done right and to the best of our ability. We must be doing something right as we continue to welcome return customers and enjoy the opportunity to renew 'auld acquaintances'.

We believe in our classic Scottish culinary product – complex twists and novelties too often distract from the final dish so we tend to avoid them. And our restaurant (or our lovely bar lounge if you prefer) is all about making people welcome, comfortable and feeling at ease.

If you are coming to stay with us – we do encourage you to book dinner or supper in advance, as the hotel is very popular with local discerning diners!

Opening times (subject to change)

Breakfast 0730 am to 0930 am (Weekdays)

Breakfast 0800 am to 1000 am (Weekends)

Lunch – 12 noon – 1400 pm daily

Snacks and light bites 12 noon – 1700 daily

Dinner in the Restaurant 1800 hours to 2030 hours

Non-resident diners are welcome, but we ask you to pre-book to save diappointment, the restaurant is usually very busy and popular -  so please do call 01369 704070 to make a booking  

The hotel bars are open daily from 11 am till late for hotel residents.

Room Service
On arrival an In-room dining menu will be available for you with room service available 24 hours a day.

There is a wide selection of starters, mains and desserts including some great choices for the children available from 12.00 noon until 9.30pm with limited choices available 24 hours a day.

Our In-Room Dining Menu also offers you a wide selection of hot and cold beverages.

Family dining
We have an excellent local reputation for family dining in Dunoon and children’s menus are available

Special diets
Vegetarian/vegan options are available daily, if you have more limited dietary requirements, do call us on 01369 704070 and let us know and we’ll be ready with something nice for you!