Review on Inver Restaurant
Housed in a one-time crofter's cottage, this diminutive restaurant with its lovely views out towards to the mountains, the sea and the Western Isles was taken over by new owners, Pam Brunton and Rob Latimer in Spring 2015. Pam is in charge of the kitchen having previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants such as The Greenhouse and Tom Aikins, while Rob takes care of front of house with engaging charm, alongside attentive service. Close to the Old Castle Lachlan, it's naturally a popular bolthole for tourists and holidaymakers, but their take on modern food inspired by new Nordic cuisine has also set the hearts of both foodies and critics racing.
The kitchen makes innovative use of native ingredients, some foraged from the surrounding countryside with seafood sourced from Oban harbour and meat from Scottish pastures. Inver Restaurant serves simple lunches of fresh seafood with their own sourdough bread and homemade butter, while the evening food steps up a gear for a fixed four course menu. There is also a cosy bar for informal dining together with craft ale, natural wine and their own house blend coffee, with scones, cakes and cookies served all day.
Typical dishes that could appear on the the appealing menu might be asparagus, egg yolk and wild pepper followed by mackerel, broccoli and horseradish or nettle soup, pheasants' egg and Jersey Royals. Other highlights included Isle of Bute lamb, ewes milk yogurt and wild garlic. Desserts provide temptation with a dark chocolate and buttermilk caramel tart, chocolate-rye crust, buttermilk sorbet and prunes in rye or rhubarb mousse, custard ice cream and white chocolate crumble.
Inver Restaurant also has a small shop selling their own coffee, bread, butter and preserves.
Inver Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Wed-Sun (Fri-Sun Nov-Dec)
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.30 Thu-Sat Mar-Jun, Sept-Oct (Wed-Sun July & Aug)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card