“Imaginative and thoughtful cooking on the edge of the famous loch” - AA Inspector
FORT AUGUSTUS, HIGHLAND
Our Inspector's view
Situated in the small town of Fort Augustus on the edge of Loch Ness leading into the Caledonian Canal, Station Road is located in the luxury Lovat Hotel, so the surroundings are impressive to say the least. The kitchen, led by Sean Kelly, seeks to reflect these surroundings and does an outstanding job. Locally sourced seafood and other produce feature alongside foraged ingredients on an imaginative menu. You might choose a delicate pastry tart, topped with a disc of beetroot to start, and then move on to a Gigha halibut with mussels, shaved ribbons of courgette over crab, all elements were perfectly cooked. Finish with an Ecclefechan tart and vanilla ice cream – a perfect pastry base with the flavour of the fruit combining with treacle and dark muscovado sugar to make a wonderful end to the meal.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 8 January to 14 February
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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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