The Torridon 1887 Restaurant
“Hotel with wonderful loch and mountain views” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Innovative Scottish cooking is the hallmark at The Torridon 1887 Restaurant, part of the Victorian Earl of Lovelace’s turreted former shooting lodge. The drive to it requires a little determination, but its remoteness, wildness and scenery are worth it. This is a region where the surrounding land, lochs and the sea play a major role in the kitchen, with vegetables and herbs coming from the two-acre kitchen garden, meats and game from the estate, and shellfish and fish from Loch Torridon and beyond. The menu offers two choices per course, one of which might be Scrabster turbot with courgette and cider sauce.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 36
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 2 January for 5 weeks
- Wines under £30: 25
- Wines over £30: 125
- Wines by the glass: 10
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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