One of Scotland’s top young chefs has announced plans to relaunch his popular restaurant with rooms in January 2017, to ‘refocus on the food aspect of the business’.
John McNulty is to relaunch The Taynuilt Hotel, where he is chef patron as The Taynuilt: Etive Restaurant with Rooms at the start of next year.
McNulty first acquired the traditional coaching inn in 2012 and renovated it into The Snug, which after four years gained a strong following and a 2 AA Rosettes rating.
Now he wishes to concentrate more on the food side of the business, and will move the restaurant to a larger dining room, with the new name giving a nod to the nearby Loch Etive.
The Etive will be a ‘showcase for John’s cooking’ and will be a more intimate fine dining experience with 20 covers.
The old Snug restaurant will be converted into a private dining and tasting area.
The Taynuilt: Etive is also home to nine bedrooms, each one named after the Scottish Lochs.
McNulty says: “I’m incredibly excited to be opening The Taynuilt: Etive Restaurant with Rooms in Taynuilt. Our corner of Scotland has one of the most well supplied natural larders in the country, and I’m very proud to be championing the local produce of this area.”