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Recommendations for Scottish Highlands

lambretta76 Jun 22, 2009 08:16 AM

I'll be spending 5 days in the central Highlands (between Speyside, Inverness, and Oban) next week and was wondering if anyone could recommend some restaurants and food shops in the area that specialize in local foods. From pub to fancy is OK, but not looking to spend 50 quid per person. I'm just looking to partake in the wonderful seafood, produce, and game that the area has to offer.

On a side note, any recommendations for a Sunday in or near Inverness? Most of the places up there we saw are closed Sundays.

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    Theresa Jun 22, 2009 08:26 AM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/514182

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      lambretta76 Jun 22, 2009 08:51 AM

      Thanks. I saw that Ee-Usk in Oban is highly-recommended, but definitely pushed the 50 quid pp barrier. And I've seen way too many bad reports on Loch Fyne to warrant the costs there. Have you been back to Coast; I've seen that pop up a few times in searches and the reviews seem to be mixed.

      Ardanaiseig Hotel looks like a ncie spot, and does a 25 quid lunch, but I've just seen reviews of the hotel itself, not the resto. (We'll be at the Dun na mara for our night in Oban, which I believe is in the same neck of the woods.)

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        Peter Cherches Jun 22, 2009 01:37 PM

        No places in particular to recommend, but I've never had mussels as good as in Scotland. The sweetest little things.

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          Theresa Jun 23, 2009 01:26 AM

          I don't remember Ee-Usk being that expensive - looking at the menu, even if you had three courses it would be about £25-30. Most of the main courses already have salad/chips etc, so there's no need to order side dishes. If you want one of the most expensive main dishes, then I would sacrifice the pudding - it would still only be about £25. Wine looks reasonable too.

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            Soyabean Jun 24, 2009 05:46 AM

            I would definitely recommend Ee-Usk. They do a sample platter with langoustines, salmon, mussels etc, it is simply divine! My husband had the halibut, which he said was probably the best he ever had.

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