Every time we drive by Fort William we say “must try there” but we are always either running late to pitch a tent before nightfall or coming back and a little, erm, whiffy! This time Mrs Foodie made it (I’ll make her take me don’t worry! Mr Foodie).
Crannog Seafood Restaurant is on the main road into Fort William and on the Loch-side, so an ideal site for some views.
Unfortunately it was dark when Mrs Foodie went so no good views, just good food – oh well! 😉
Inside the restaurant has a relaxed decor and atmosphere, with interesting artwork.
I liked the petite nature of the menu, keeping it restricted to what they are good at. However, with the addition of the specials board it still took a good while to decide on what to have, and even more so when out “competing” with some fellow foodies! 😉
5 buttery, smooth scallops served with a slightly tangy selection of pickled vegetables and celeriac. The vegetables cut through the frying butter and livened up what can be a plain meaty shellfish.
Plump and full of cooking liquor – Mrs Baker loved these. We all commented on their size and colour.
Look at the size of this? A huge chunk of meaty Hake. Mrs Baker gave it a well deserved thumbs up.
Mrs Cook was very quiet whilst eating this, much mmm’s were heard.
I had the pleasure of smooth mash with a soft spring onions, buttery hollandaise and chunky, meaty cod. The asparagus was crisp and tender. Beautiful.
This gooey sticky toffee pudding-esque matched well with the wintery tasting ice cream.
A very tart tart! Much needed palate cleansing lemon here with cool vanilla ice cream.
The service was friendly and professional with items explained easily and questions answered. The Crannog is an ideal place for family meals as well as for a special occasion. It’s one of those restaurants that would fit into being a regular haunt.
Find out more at Crannog website.