EATING OUT - LUNCH STOPS AND EVENING MEALS

 

Eating out

We can't mention every restaurant, cafe or hotel that serves food in the Kyle of Lochalsh area, there are just too many, so we have picked a few we like ourselves. You may notice a leaning towards home baking but we all have our faults!!

Glenelg:

The Glenelg Inn

Your "local" for your holiday in Glenelg! Only a two minute walk from The Lodge, the Inn serves evening meals, lunches and all day coffees. Nice atmosphere with a log fire, beer garden and frequent music sessions.

Glenelg Community Hall cafe.

Open Monday to Friday in season. From Venison burgers to home baked scones, pancakes and calorie busting sponge cakes. (We really, really like the sponge cakes!)

The Wagon,

Glen Beag. Open in season, (Sunday to Friday) teas, really nice coffees and an imaginative variety of baking using home grown organic produce. Great place to stop if you are walking to the Brochs.

The Lighthouse,

Skye Ferry slip. Serve yourself, tea, coffee and biscuits plus some local tourist information.

Balmacara:

Beth's Coffee Shop

In The Square, Balmacara village you will find Beth's Coffee Shop, a gem of a place for home baking and lunches, paninis, baked potatoes and superb "specials". Beth's is open all year and we cant recommend it enough!

Dornie:

The Clachan Bar

Over the hill and on the way to Kyle, (turn right just after Eilean Donan Castle) with a large and varied menu of excellent "pub grub". The Clachan can be very busy in season and sometimes they can't take bookings so arrive early!

Kyle of Lochalsh:

Hector's Bothy A great lunch spot in Kyle, right by the car park and usually very busy but for Jacket Potatoes, Battered Haddock, Scampi, Toasties or just some home made soup and a roll to keep you going it's ideal. Also Hector's 2 Go if you want to eat on the move.

Kyleakin:

Harry's Coffee Shop A nice location by the pier, sit outside if the weather allows it! Harry's is a good lunch stop, everything from home made Lasagne to Macaroni Cheese and Chips, Soups and Baking. Its small and intimate so you may struggle to get a table in busy times. Link a lunch or coffee and a cake with a visit to the Bright Water Centre, just a few yards along the road

Applecross:

It's 55 miles from Glenelg, the steep single track road over the Bealach na B is the longest ascent in the UK and the drop offs and hairpin bends as you head over the mountain pass may make you wonder if it's worth it but Applecross has two absolute gems for food lovers. The Applecross Inn, awarded Scotlands 2012 pub of the year, located on the shore, great for seafood, very affordable, we just can't fault it. Also, The Potting Shed, local lamb, beef and venison plus salads and veg from the Applecross Walled Garden. We also think the home baking at the Potting Shed is some of the best in Scotland! They were both featured regularly on "Monty Halls Great Escape". All the way to Applecross and back you will also see some of the most amazing scenery Scotland has to offer. It's a superb day out and we would recommend it to anyone.

Plockton:

Plockton Shores Restaurant Why can't more chefs do "flavours" like this? The "Plockton Shores" are just that little bit more inventive with their menu. Home baked bread, locally caught shellfish, local cheeses, plus light lunches and of course home baking!

Kishorn:

Kishorn Seafood Bar You will find just about anything that can be caught or picked around the Scottish shores is available. Then it's smoked, pickled, grilled or simply served fresh. The Guardian had an article on the "10 top places to eat by the sea in the UK." The Kishorn Seafood Bar is at number one.

Torrin:

On the Elgol road from Broadford is the village of Torrin and the Blue Shed Cafe. Great place for a stop if you have been on the walks to Boreraig and Suisnish or even hill walking up Blaven. Home made bread, home made soup and you guessed it......... home made cakes!! If you sit outside there are cracking views across Loch Slapin to Blaven.

Lochcarron:

Carron Restaurant Before you come to Lochcarron and just after Attadale Gardens you will find the Carron Restaurant. Nice la carte menu and light lunches or just a coffee (and cakes!) served all day. The Carron pottery and gallery is just next door.

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