Kinlochleven (/ˌkɪnlɒxˈliːvən/) (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Lìobhann) is a village located in Lochaber, in the Scottish Highlands and lies at the eastern end of Loch Leven. To the north lie the Mamores ridge; to the south lie the mountains flanking Glen Coe.
4.5 based on 412 reviews
Wasn’t sure how big a restaurant this was so booked a couple of weeks before we arrived, needn’t have bothered, plenty of room...menu was all delicious, specials choices great too...lovely friendly laid back service..thoroughly enjoyed it and only a wee wander from our campsite
4.5 based on 1 reviews
As locals this is one of our favourite places to eat. Visitèd tonight and even although weather horrible,it is quite busy with tourists. Staff are all so friendly s usual.
New menu with an intruiging new starter, beans on toast!,, This consists of mixed beans with a tomato sauce and cheese served on foccacio bread, was lovely,co pliments to the chef. Had my usual chicken rumbledethumps which was lovely and a massive portion. No room for pudding., 2 courses and 2 drinks each for £54, excellent value for a lovely meal.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Lochleven Seafood Café, Deli and Gift Shop is situated on the north shores of beautiful Loch Leven (on the B86 in North Ballachulish) on the west coast in the Highlands of Scotland. Allowing the sea loch and mountain views to take centre stage alongside our simple yet elegant seafood dishes, our café is designed modest and unamusing. Live shellfish for our family run Restaurant and Deli is kept in onsite seawater tanks where the water is pumped continuously from the cold clean sea-loch on our shore. After being caught locally by our own fishing boats, the shellfish is stored in these tanks. This allows our Chefs to access the freshest possible west coast seafood for the Restaurant and our Deli. NEW for 2018 glass fronted Coffee Shop, Bar & Waiting are with stunning view.
We had really been looking forward to dinner at the Lochleven Seafood Café near our hotel in Ballachulish Scotland. The only question was…would the meal match the hype surrounding this restaurant?
An adjacent big green building houses the café’s sister company, Lochleven Shellfish. They have been exporting live shellfish to Europe and the Far East for many years. What started as a place where some locals could buy fresh shellfish and later some simple meals eaten outside on picnic tables evolved into the idea of a restaurant. Thus was born the Lochleven Seafood Café! It opened in 2006…
The interior of the Lochleven Seafood Café has a modern touch…simple and straightforward with some interesting wall mounted sculptures to set the tone.
We started out with a couple of pints of River Leven Blonde…and excellent light lager. It’s brewed in Kinlochleven, a small village about 6 miles up the road at the head of Loch Leven. We consumed a couple of bread baskets with some great rolls and olive oil for dipping. (1.25 pounds sterling/$1.60 U.S.) We preferred butter with the rolls and we were provided with an ample supply as soon as we asked…
I’m not into olives but everyone else at the table was…especially the ladies. This order of Mixed Olives from the “Side Dishes and Nibbles” portion of the menu satisfied everyone’s desire for these treats. It was a lot of olives for 3.00 pounds sterling/$3.90 U.S.
Appetizers included a bowl of Palourdes (carpet clams) grilled with garlic butter was very well received by everyone. (7.95 pounds sterling/$10.30 U.S.) Then there was a beautiful bowl of Shellfish Soup! (7.95 pounds sterling/10.30 U.S.) It was another winner! …and of course someone had to go for a half dozen Loch Creran Oysters! (9 pounds sterling/$11.70 U.S.) So fresh! Another early choice was a bowl of Cullen Skink. (5.25 pounds sterling/6.80 U.S.) It was terrific!
So what the heck is Cullen Skink soup? It isn’t the most appetizing name but this thick Scottish soup is full of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions. This is true rainy weather comfort food!
My better half ordered the Roasted Langoustines for her entrée. (22.95 pounds sterling/$29.80 U.S.) She made short work out of this large pile of fresh shellfish! After all of the starters and nibbles, my wife's sister Bonnie decided to order a light dinner. She had a Grilled Half Lobster with garlic butter and a House Salad. (19.95 pounds sterling/$25.90 U.S.) It was excellent!
I got a little exotic…at least by my standards. I ordered the Diver Harvested Scallops dinner with Bacon. (21.50 pounds sterling/$27.95 U.S.) These large scallops were the best I’ve had in many years! Bill loves shellfish and he couldn’t resist the most humongous entrée! It was the Shellfish Platter for one with 3 dipping sauces. (40.00 pounds sterling/$52.00 U.S.) It contained lobster, clams, oysters, mussels, langoustines, etc., everything that can be served on ice. Bill stayed with it and didn’t talk much as he demolished his delicious shellfish extravaganza!
What the heck… We just had to overdo it a bit more didn’t we? Laurie and I shared a Traditional Scottish Cranachan. (5.50 pounds sterling/$7.15 U.S.) FYI...Cranachan is a dessert that is usually made from a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey and fresh raspberries with toasted oatmeal soaked in the little bit of whisky. It was very good!
For their dessert, Bonnie and Bill ordered a selection of luscious Handmade Oban Chocolates. (3.00 pounds sterling/$3.90 U.S.) Like everything else at the Lochleven Seafood Café, they were excellent!
The Lochleven Seafood Café was easily the best restaurant that we experienced in Scotland…and we ate in some really good restaurants! While it was expensive, this is one instance where we really got what we paid for…really fresh top notch seafood! This is a MUST DINE restaurant for any travel itinerary covering western Scotland…
4.5 based on 691 reviews
A warm welcome awaits you at Glencoe Cafe, the coffee shop in the quiet village of Glencoe. Along with a welcoming smile, we offer you - -quality coffee, roasted in Scotland -loose leaf tea, imported by our Scottish suppliers who also grow their own tea in Scotland! -delicious lunchtime snacks and breakfasts -fresh home baking including our terrific scones -a glass of wine or beer with your lunch -FREE WIFI -a range of selected gifts, books and maps We look forward to seeing you soon
If in the area or passing through you must visit this very welcoming cafe.We enjoyed excellent coffee and delicious home made scones whilst watching the birds feed right up at our window. We also enjoyed interesting conversation with the very friendly owner, clearly like us, a bird lover!
4.5 based on 687 reviews
Myself and my wife had a gorgeous meal at The Laroch in February while away on a birthday weekend. This restaurant is a must for anyone staying anywhere near the area. This is fine dining at its best. From the attentiveness of the lovely staff to the top quality produce this is a five star plus restaurant. I can’t wait to return. Well done The Laroch
4 based on 28 reviews
Chillers Bar & Grill is the perfect place to make a pit stop on your West Highland Way adventure. Our Bar & Grill is a warm and comfortable refuge with an extensive seasonal menu to tempt your taste buds. Not only are all of our scrumptious dishes freshly prepared using the best local produce, our bar stocks a wide range of malt whiskey and ales from the Highlands and Islands. The kitchen operates a full menu till 9:30pm. If you are late off the hill - call us, we always try to ensure you get something warm and satisfying at the end of your day.
We stopped off at Ice Factor for a coffee when, unfortunately the cafe was closed. We then went upstairs to the bar and were served by a lovely young man who couldn't have been nicer. He went and made us coffee and brought us some cake while we had a few games of pool. There is ample parking and the toilets are very clean.
4 based on 299 reviews
Nice pub just outside of Glencoe Village. It was dark and had some trouble locating it but it was good. Had very quiet dinner with good service. Loved the tomato basil soup.
4.5 based on 165 reviews
I visited the café on numerous occasions and really enjoyed the fresh food, the scones are delicious but so are their sandwiches, soups and coffee.
The staff was always in a good mood and super friendly and I understand why the place has so much success with locals and tourists alike.
The little shop is very nice too, I bought a few items there and enjoyed a nice chat with the staff there too.
It's a real gem in Glencoe, I like everything about it and that's why I went back so many times during my stay.
4 based on 206 reviews
The food is well presented bar food, served in a restaurant area above the bar that looks out over the river to the hills. There are daily specials and a core menu. There is a short wine list, and a chance to drink beers from the local 'River Leven' brewery.
It can get very busy in peak season, so make a reservation if you want to eat at peak times.
4 based on 197 reviews
The Tailrace Inn is located centrally in the village of Kinlochleven, the last stop of the West Highland Way before Fort William and only 7 miles from Glencoe. The Tailrace Inn offers a welcome respite for walkers, visitors and locals in our traditional bar serving both hot and cold beverages all day. There is an outside Terrace with Seating for hot sunny days. Bar lunches, snacks and bar meals are served through the day all year and walk in breakfasts throughout the summer months. In the bar there is free Wi-Fi, lots of live sport with Sky Sports and BT Sports on multiple screens as well as a pool table, jukebox and live entertainment (check out the facebook page "Tailrace Inn Bar" for upcoming events). Dogs are also welcome in the bar.
Stopped here on Sunday because they had a sign outside saying “Food served all day.” We went in and I said “ your sign says... “ . The man behind the bar said, “Not between three and five today.” So we got no lunch before returning home to the central belt through a blizzard. So much for that vaunted Highland hospitality. Will not darken their doorstep again.
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