• Cairnbaan Hotel

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Historic hotel with restaurant that has a vegan menu offering choices like nachos, bruschetta, humus & pita, bean burger, curry, and veg tempura. Open Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00.

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5 Reviews

First Review by Joshua_Wood


Points +32

17 Jul 2023

Full Vegan Menu!

During a recent journey through deepest Argyll, we stopped off at the Cairnbaan for lunch. I was not expecting much of a choice for vegan food, but was astonished to see a full vegan menu with great choices of starter, main and dessert.

We both opted for the onion soup for starter, which came topped with grated and grilled vegan cheese, and was so tasty! For the main, my wife had a vegetable tagine and I had the home-made spicy beanburger. Both of these dishes were delicious, and we didn't have room for any of the choice of 3(!) desserts.

Service was great, and the prices were very reasonable. Couldn't recommend it enough.

Pros: Full vegan menu, Great service



Points +243

23 Mar 2022

Been for a bean-burger

Its not the best vegan bean burger you’ll ever have (although it is nice), but the fact that there is one, clearly marked on the menu brings joy to my heart. The staff are super friendly and super helpful, so I’d highly recommend dropping in if you’re on the way back from beaver spotting up the road.

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-23

Pros: Clearly labelled vegan option on the menu., Dog friendly, with treats and water., Friendly staff and nice outside area.


Points +100

02 Aug 2021

Tasty food

I had a vegan burger and brownie ice cream (in a little a tub) which was delicious.

Pros: Vegan menu, Yummy food

Cons: Could be more vegan options

Scottish Clare

Points +342

27 Jul 2021

Decent vegan options

We had dinner at the Cairnbaan in July 2021 when we were staying at the Kings Reach Vegan B&B and enjoyed the vegan options, We had told them in advance that we were vegan and when we arrived they were able to list out what our choices were. We shared a bread/olive/houmous selection to start and then enjoyed a burger and a sweet and sour vegetable and rice dish. We didn't ask about desserts as we were pretty full up after our mains,


Points +37

22 Sep 2019

A lovely place, great staff and imaginative, delicious food

The Cairnbaan always has a vegan option on the starter and main course (which are always very good) but provided you ring a few days ahead the chef is able to prepare a few options for vegans to choose from. We have visited over 5 times now and each time the staff are so friendly and welcoming and the food is really excellent. Imaginative and tasty. The kitchen staff have always been a lemon to provide us with a vegan dessert too (for the days we have had the space for a third course!).

Pros: Superb food, Stunning location on the Crinan Canal, Friendly staff

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