Etive Restaurant Chef and Sommelier launch second site

The chef-patron and sommelier-patron of the Michelin rated, 2 AA Rosette restaurant in Oban have taken on their second site whilst planning to come out of lockdown.

Chef John McNulty and Sommelier David Lapsley of Oban’s multi award winning Etive Restaurant have taken on the Tigh an Truish in Clachan-Seil and plan to maintain the pub’s excellent wet trade while broadening its appeal by reintroducing a family focused, freshly prepared food offering when it opens its doors at the end of this month (April).

The owners of the Tigh an Truish have significantly invested in the local pub and restaurant, upgrading the interior of the restaurant whilst maintaining the traditional features of the local bar.

The décor on the restaurant side is fresh and modern but furniture brings a farmhouse feel, the warmth of the traditional village pub has been well retained.

On the outside of the pub, the grounds will be well used to open this vital resource to the community as we come out of these trying times.

David said “We are hugely excited about opening the new restaurant this year despite the pressures of Covid. Etive restaurant in Oban has been so well-received and set the standard for us as a group, and the new restaurant will be rooted in those foundations but also have its own, distinct and less formal style, a much more family focused feel, with its own dishes and changing menu"

“The new site will draw a different clientele to the first restaurant located on Stevenson Street, Oban, and we want it to be unlike anything else currently available in the local area. The site has been well renovated and benefits from 3 fabulous rooms, it has had a hard start since the refurb by the current owners but we hope to really push the site and come out of this recent lockdown in a very strong position"


John himself said “The Tigh an Truish is every chef’s dream, it benefits from fantastic, local and supportive producers, a fabulous location and a well laid out and fully refurbished kitchen”

Sample menu can be send by request