Fantastic food and drink in Morvern and Lochaber.
For those special occasions or just when you would rather dine out, there is a choice of dining options in the area. With heavy focus on local seasonal produce and – not surprisingly – seafood, when you eat out in Morven or Lochaber, you’ll eat well!
The Whitehouse Restaurant | Lochaline | Two AA Rosettes
The Whitehouse Restaurant in Lochaline is has long had a reputation for fantastic food. It boast numerous awards including 2012 Restaurant of the Year at the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards, Finalist in the same awards in 2015, runner-up in the 2012 Observer Food Awards and current holder of two AA Rosettes. The restaurant features in many national guide books, including The Michelin Guide, and is a favourite of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
“A cosy, rustic-chic space with sturdy pine furniture, lavender painted walls, an abundance of fresh flowers and lots of evening candle light, it feels like a home from home but offers cooking with a sense of occasion. The wide open kitchen allows some tables a view of the action: here scallops are roasted and served in a velvety cauliflower veloute, just caught plaice is teamed with surf clam, butter, tender asparagus, leeks and pureed potato and luxuriantly creamy rice pudding is coupled with tart fall-apart rhubarb”
www.thewhitehouserestaurant.co.uk | Tel: 01967 421777 – booking is strongly advised.
Other Dining Options in Lochaline
Lochaline also offers the excellent snack bar by the ferry pier, and bar meals in the Lochaline Hotel. An outdoor lunch at the snack bar of venison burger or a slice of black pudding in a bap takes a lot of beating as one looks across the Sound of Mull.
Loch Leven Seafood Cafe | nr Kinlochleven
Lochleven Seafood Café and shop is situated on the shores of beautiful Loch Leven near Kinlochleven, around an hour’s drive from Ardtornish. We recommend trying one of their famous seafood platters or just having coffee and cake on their terrace and a browse at their tanks and on site shop. The Seafood Cafe is a must for any food lover whilst visiting the area.
www.lochlevenseafoodcafe.co.uk | Tel: 01855 821048
Ardshealach Lodge | Acharachle
Ardshealach Lodge’s Restaurant offers seasonal and home grown produce in a relaxed setting overlooking Loch Sheil and out to Ben Resipole. The Lodge is open all year round and the restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike, serves a varied menu using fresh fruit and vegetables from their extensive kitchen garden.
www.ardshealach-lodge.co.uk | Tel: 01967 431 399
Kilcamb Lodge | Strontian
Kilcamb is located just a 30 minute drive from Ardtornish and offers a choice: their main rosetted fine dining restaurant, alongside their newer and more informal Brasserie. Kilcamb offers a cosy option in grand style for those special occasions and their menus delight with delicious local seafood, meats and game.
www.kilcamblodge.co.uk | Tel: 01967 402257
Cafe Fish | Tobermory, Isle of Mull
The Cafe’ is wonderfully appointed on the upper floor of the Calmac Pier with spectacular views over Tobermory Bay to Calve island and the Sound of Mull. From the alfresco terrace you can catch an amazing sunset and watch a selection of fresh seafood en route from the coastal waters around Mull straight to your plate two hours later.
www.thecafefish.com | Tel: 01688 301253
At Ardtornish Estate we sell our own beef, lamb and venison, and – as keen members of the Slow Food movement – often host food-related events at Ardtornish House. Visit us in the Information Centre to purchase our farm produce or for more dining recommendations.