Review on Craig Millar @ 16 West End
The transformation from fisherman's cottage to village pub to top-class seafood restaurant has been quite a trip but – in its current incarnation – this is an outstanding venue, combining superb views over the harbour with a menu that makes the very best use of the haul from local Scottish waters.
Two lounges have been thoughtfully fitted out with comfortable sofas, an open fire and photos on the walls. Outside, there's also a glorious harbourside terrace that makes a divine setting for al fresco lunches.
In the contemporary dining room, all is light and cool – a perfect backdrop for enjoying the pick of Scotland's seafood. Hand-dived scallops are seared and served as a first course with a citrus salad, grape and hazelnut dressing, or you might prefer collops of monkfish with herb and apple risotto and a Meaux mustard dressing. To follow there's generally a choice of soup or Kilbrandon oysters, then it's on to baked fillet of halibut with a Macadamia nut crust, stir-fried vegetables and a chilli and coconut sauce, or wacky roast cod with mash and onion ice cream (a current favourite with the owner's daughter!).
Meat is sourced from an elite butcher in Fife, so expect high quality in the shape of – say – fillet of beef with red onion marmalade, red wine and thyme jus, while desserts could be anything from rum pannacotta with mango coulis to prune and Armagnac pudding with banana ice cream and butterscotch sauce. The wine list is a clued-up list of classics and contemporary goodies, with plenty offered by the glass.
Craig Millar @ 16 West End is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.30pm Wed-Fri (12.30 - 2.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express