We wanted to come to Advocate Harbour because I had read the great food reviews of Wild Caraway. We decided to also book to stay with them for two nights, and I am so glad we did. I would say visit them now, quickly - I hope I am wrong, but I wonder how long this creative, dynamic couple will stay in this little place, and offer the food, drink and accommodation that they do, all for reasonable prices. Just wow.
The rooms above the restaurant are simply furnished, with a shared bathroom, but clean, open and with two windows so you can get a nice cross-breeze. There is a lovely view out to the harbour, and it is really kind of nice to hear the hustle and bustle of the restaurant below, when you know everyone will leave well before bedtime.
I cannot say enough about the food - by far the best of our 8 day trip to Nova Scotia. Fresh, creative, delicious. With interesting drinks like Rose Hip Martini, and Rhubarb Collins. And well-priced Nova Scotia wines on the wine list. And I think Andrew and Sarah must have paid attention to the previous review that said there might have been too much potato in the chowder - I think we had about one piece of potato in a bowl of chowder brimming with large chunks of seafood - has to be the best that Nova Scotia has to offer.
We were so glad we took this little loop around from Truro to Amherst - so many interesting little shops, beautiful views, and virtually empty roads. While in the area we walked on Driftwood Beach (totally alone, even though we spent a few hours) and visited Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO site, with informative guided hikes. And, because I am fascinated by rug-hooking, we took the time to visit Amherst, and went to Deanne Fitzpatricks shop there - highly recommended as well.
- Also Known As:
- Wild Caraway Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia