Plockton is delightful, and this smallish but very comfortable restaurant is well located in the middle of the row of pretty houses on the waterfront. It shows how far cooking has come in recent years in Scotland that such good food is available at a very reasonable price. Other would-be diners were regularly turned away during our visit, and our party of ten was so impressed that efforts were made to persuade the chef to open on his day off (its closed Mondays), efforts which were rebutted with good grace - as noted in a previous review, this place keeps civilised hours. Unsurprisingly, there is an emphasis on seafood, and I regretted not ordering the scallops tempura, fearing they would be overcooked - others in the group chose well, and the pale, crisp batter evidenced good judgement in the kitchen. My duck salad with raspberry dressing was well flavoured, and a main of herbed rump of lamb was perfectly cooked and generous, stuck on the plate with a pleasing splodge of celeriac puree. Chips (stolen from another diner's plate) were crisp and tasted fresh not frozen. Several of the dishes have interesting flavour combinations, such as the lime and ginger monkfish mentioned by another reviewer. Puddings were swooningly good, sticky toffee pudding or pear and gingerbread can be claggy, but not here. There are good wines by the glass, a very decent and fairly priced wine list, and a small selection of bottled Hebridean beers which go well with food. Really, nothing to fault here, and very friendly service.
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