Crannog Seafood Restaurant

After a recent trip to Scotland for a full day’s climb of the highest mountain in the U.K., Ben Nevis, I was pleased to stumble across one of the most fantastic seafood restaurants I’ve every dined at (the night before the challenging walk) – Crannog.

In a nutshell, this restaurant serves the finest Scottish West Coast seafood with a very warm highland welcome from a bunch of staff who went above and beyond to make our experience most enjoyable. 

Located in Fort William, I could quickly see why this restaurant received such positive reviews being situated on Loch Linnhe – the fish is locally sourced literally steps away from where it’s served. 

The ‘specials’ board proved to be the first sign of a decent restaurant – along with the Michelin guide certificate on the entrance…

Unfortunately they were out of Monkfish by the time we arrived (quite late so understandable), so the waitress offered to substitute the monkfish with pan fried scallops which sat on a bed of smoked haddock & pea risotto – and this was really not a bad idea! 

The rice was cooked well and absorbed the creamy sauce which complimented the scallops –  this was also washed down beautifully with the house white “anniversary” rioja 😍

I also sampled the pan fried Seabass fillet which came with sweet potato mash and a chick pea salad – another fish dish cooked to perfection 👌

And finally, the baked fillet of cod. This plate consisted of herb mash, asparagus and hollandaise sauce – simply delicious! 

And for those of you interested in the rest of the main menu, here’s the jist of what else they had to offer…

With a super cosy & rustic, highland, fisherman style feel inside, our window dining view of the sunset was really the cherry on the cake for me…

The whole weekend was about succeeding a physical challenge to reach the summit of Ben Nevis, and this restaurant will always benchmark the night before my hike up the mountain, and will stay with me as that one fantastic meal that gave me something to think about up in the clouds ☁️

I thoroughly recommend this restaurant if ever around the highlands. 

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