A luxurious, restaurant located right on the Campbeltown Harbour in the historic Royal Hotel. The Harbourview Grille transports guests back to the early days of The Royal, when Campbeltown was known as “the whisky capital of the world”, featuring no less than 34 working distilleries along with a thriving fishing industry that had Campbeltown Harbour and The Royal Hotel bustling with businessmen, vacationers, and locals alike. The Harbourview has an atmosphere of relaxed elegance where guest can enjoy perfectly seared steaks, skillfully prepared seafood, and everything in between along with an impressive selection of fine wines, single malts, and draught beers. Menus below are subject to change.
About the Chef – Greig Smyth:
Greig hails originally from Arran, where he worked at the Auchrannie Hotel before moving to Kintyre in 2005. Initially employed as a chef at the Old Clubhouse Pub when it was first renovated by Southworth Development in 2009, Greig moved on to the redeveloped Royal Hotel where he has enjoyed two spells as Head Chef at the Harbourview Grille and Black Sheep Pub, the latter of which commenced in October 2016.
Greig describes his set menus as “extremely varied”, which, of course, they must be. He pays tribute to the loyal and experienced members of his staff, stressing that a kitchen that can and does produce a huge volume of meals on a daily basis all year round has to run like clockwork in order to maintain standards, and it is only possible to do that if everybody involved in the operation works hard and knows their job inside out. It is a testament to Greig’s ability as a manager that he has managed to not only put together a highly talented team but to keep them working together happily over a long period of time in a very busy kitchen.
Greig insists on using local produce whenever he can, and he uses this to good effect as he creates interesting daily specials. His regular menu includes long-standing favourites such as his legendary chicken tenders and the always sensational seafood pie, but there is enough variation to ensure that all palettes are catered for and that there is something to suit every taste and every member of the family.