Review on Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant
An enviable location on the shores of Loch Bay – a pebble's throw from the sea – draws visitors to David and Alison Wilkinson's pint-sized restaurant in a 'model' fishing village (they rent out next door as a self-catering cottage, if you're looking for a holiday base camp complete with picture-postcard sunsets).
True to its setting, the place specialises in local seafood, cooked in the simplest ways possible without unnecessary embellishments or flim-flam. For a real treat, try the Stein Shellfish Platter – an extravaganza of shellfish and crustaceans designed for two or more people to share.
Alternatively go for the regular menu, which might include a salad of seared squid, peat-smoked organic salmon, Loch Bay king prawns in garlic butter and sauté scallops with lime and coriander butter. A separate blackboard highlights the day's freshly landed catch – perhaps hake, or halibut or sea bass, all served with a salad, vegetables or hand-cut chips. Then it's back to the Scottish nursery for hot cherry pudding, clootie dumpling and rhubarb fool. The wine list is brief and fish-friendly, with Scottish blackberry wine often tacked on as an additional pleasure.
Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.30pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card