Review on The Ben Loyal Hotel
Right in the centre of Tongue, this privately run hotel makes the most of its dramatic location, with windows looking out across the Kyle of Tongue and the rugged Sutherland landscape.
Evening meals are served in the An Garbh Restaurant (roughly translated as 'hilly area'), which has big picture windows overlooking the sights - including Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and the ruins of Castle Varrich. The kitchen taps into supplies of local produce, with Tongue oysters topping the bill. Otherwise, expect Cullen skink, a duo of haggis and black pudding coated in oatmeal, and venison with plum and juniper compote. Desserts range from banana and marshmallow crêpes to sticky toffee pudding.
The full menu is also available at lunchtime in the Bistro Bar, along with sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes and other light bites. Traditional roast lunches are the stars on Sundays.
The Ben Loyal Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 8.45pm Mon-Sun (Mar - end Nov)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card