Hotel, bar and restaurant a short walk from the ferry terminal at Colintraive
The Colintraive Hotel is a small hotel with traditional bar and restaurant specialising in seafood and fresh local seasonal produce, situated just a few yards from the ferry terminal at Colintraive. NOTE THAT PREMISES ARE ON THE MAINLAND but can be reached on foot from Rhubodach - just take the bus to the ferry, or leave your car in the free parking spaces, walk onto the next ferry (5 minute crossing, 30 minute frequency) and you\'ll be enjoying the special views down the Kyles of Bute in no time.
"Lovely setting, good, friendly staff"
Summary review by Tess
I have to say that we loved The Colintraive when we first moved to the area. However the last couple of visits have been disappointing. Smaller portions and as at least one of our party is vegetarian the food isn't great for the cost. They used to do a lovely seasonal risotto but the current choices just aren't worth the money.. If the menu changes we'll be back, but not till.then.
"Lovely food, limited choice"
Summary review by JT
The food at Colintraive is consistently lovely (if a tad pricey once your accompaniments are added) and the service is good, but after several repeat visits over the past few months we are beginning to tire a little of the limited menu. Hopefully autumn will bring some new dishes to the offering but for the time being we will be giving it a miss.
"Great food, great location, lovely staff"
Summary review by MJ
The Colintraive changed hands recently (2020?) and we have visited several times since the easing of lockdown. Each time we have been very happy with the food offering - lovely selection of fresh local seasonal produce - and especially with the seafood options which are generous and prepared perfectly. There's also a selection of meat based and vegetable based dishes to choose from, and a kids menu too. With a choice of indoor or outdoor seating, it can get very busy especially on fair weather days so we advise booking ahead. It's a doddle to get here from Bute - just park at the ferry terminal and walk over as foot passengers costing less than a typical bus fare. Just remember to take note of the last ferry time!!