Looking forward to a nice fish meal we headed to Mallaig as one of the best place on the west coast.
We had already a couple o places in our mind but, to our surprise, when we got to Mallaig all the restaurant were closed.
Walking the streets next to the harbor we looked for any place to have a meal with a reduced expectation of getting quality food.
As we walked a road uphill there was the The Chlachain Inn which , to our luck , was open.
The atmosphere can remind of a brand new pub in Glasgow city center where you go more for a pint then for a meal.
To our surprise, despite serving a Lunch Bar meal , the quality was amazing.
The option for seafood are just 2 which is comprehensible being a bar serving meals and not a restaurant.
Quickly my friend spot the Cullen Skink and i suggest to continue with the mussels.
After about 10/15 minutes tasting a pint here comes the lovely fish soup.
First look was just a soup slightly thicker then a normal one but is a big party for your taste spots!
You can really taste the salmon in it and plenty of other delicious fishes.
To be honest we both would have had another bowl rather then the main course!
It was really an excellent blend of flavors.
The mussels were nice as well. Cooked with shallots, the most common way of having them here in the UK.
They tasted good as well but the expectation was higher after the soup.
Everything taken into account is a bargain for the price as all the bar meals generally are.
If you go there Cullen Skink is a must!
- Also Known As:
- Chlachain Inn Mallaig, Scotland