Find this excellent combination of farmshop, smokehouse and restaurant on the A78 coast road just south of Fairlie. If you have travelled far, perhaps a visit to these could be combined (there's also a craft shop at hand).
On the restaurant front, expect bare tables and workmanlike fixtures - giving some idea as to the honest approach given to the excellent ingredients so readily at hand. Much of the fish comes from their own boat, while crustaceans are held in their own tank.
Expect the likes of 'Cullen Skink'; 'Smoked Fish Paté'; several ways with Cumbrae oydters and perhaps 'Grilled Goats' Cheese Salad with Roasted Vegetables' (a the token non-sea-food item) among the starters.
Maybe to be followed by 'Seabream fillet with a Mushroom Sauce and Crispy Bacon'; 'Hot/Cold Shellfish Platter'; 'Grilled Wild Seabass fillet with a Warm Mediterranean Dressing' or 'Fillet Steak with Fencebay Smoked Bacon and Mushrooms'.
Perhaps finish with 'Crème Brulée' or some local cheese and oatcakes.
Specials - some of which possibly late-arrivals from the deep - are posted on a blackboard.
- Food Style: Seafood
- Lunch: Tues-Sun; 12.00-14.30; set L Tues-Thurs £12 (2 courses) to £15; mains £10.50 to £28
- Dinner: Tues-Sat; 18.30-21.00; set D Tues-Thurs £15 (2 courses) to £17; mains £10.50 to £28
- Seats: 34, plus 24 outside
- Wine: a concise lists, concentrates on whites and kicks off at £12.40
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sat; D Sun; all Mon; 25th & 26th Dec; 1st Jan
- Outside eating