Find this excellent restaurant in this comfortable little hotel close to the fishing village of Lochinver - right up on the North-West coast - its position gives it marvellous sea and mountain views. The Crosfield's have been at the helm since 1990, and in that time have woven an efficient network of local suppliers - some of them organic. Even the tableware is made by a neighbour - indeed a visit to his workshop is encouraged.
Begin with the likes of 'Warm Tartlet of Lochinver Crab with Croft Leaves and Vine Tomato Chutney'; 'Cheese Soufflé with Red Onion Marmalade' or 'Breast of Wood Pigeon with Spiced Red Cabbage, Guinea Fowl Ravioli and Game Chocolate Sauce'.
Maybe follow with 'Local Beef, Parsley Mash with a Root Vegetable Parcel'; 'Roast Saddle of Venison with Truffled Carrot and Parsnip Purée, Tarragon Mash and Port Sauce' or 'Seared hand-dived Scallops and Roasted Monkfish on Saffron and Seaweed Rice, Wild-Mushroom-Stuffed Tomato, Garlic Greens and Vermouth Sabayon'.
A choice of a few top-quality cheeses are offered before dessert; which might include the likes of 'Hot Chocolate Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream and Plums Poached in Sauternes' or'Caramelised Apple Tartlet with Apple and Vanilla Sauce and an Apple and Calvados Gelato'.
A stay in one of their comfortable bedrooms makes the visit complete.
- Food Style: Modern Scottish
- Lunch: Closed
- Dinner: Tues-Sun 8.00 (1 sitting); set D £58 (6 courses)
- Seats: 18
- Wine: an interesting list is based around France and kicks off at £18. They have a good selection of halfs.
- Children's portions: No children under 12
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: from the main Ullapool road into Lochinver, turn right over the stone bridge signposted for Baddidarrach. Continue for ½ mile/900m, then turn left turn after the Highland Stoneware Pottery.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L all week, all Sat, Nov to March
- Rooms available