Exploring Inver & Its Surroundings...one restaurant at a time!
When a friend suggested we try out Inver Restaurant near Loch Fyne, I jumped at the chance. We didn’t have long to spend up in Scotland, but I wasn’t going to let that stop us from exploring and eating as much as possible!
8am: Arriving in Glasgow on the first flight of the day from London we headed straight for a proper Scottish Breakfast at The Rumbling Tum.
What: Scottish Breakfast; including eggs, baked beans, bacon and the two things I was particularly excited to try: a Tatty Scone (potato bread) and Black Pudding (blood sausage).
Now, well, and truly fed, we headed into town for a quick stroll around.
2pm: From here we picked up our rental car and after a bit of drama and negotiation, we headed onto the road for our 90-minute drive to Loch Fyne. A stunning ‘loch’ aka lake, surrounded by greenery and hilly terrain. We were in awe of the beautiful and lush surroundings. Arranging at Inver by 4pm, ready for check in.
7pm: Inver Restaurant - After checking into our Shepherd’s Hut accommodation, we headed into the restaurant for drinks in the lounge area before dinner with some remarkable views.
From the moment we started with our ginger & buckthorn oysters, I knew the meal ahead of us was going to be full of local delicacies to truly highlights Scotland’s plentiful bounty. From crab and scallops; to duck and langoustine. The meal was a celebration of all that surrounds the area.
8am: Breakfast in our huts included local butters, breads, and cheeses. Followed by a long walk around the Loch to prepare for our day ahead.
12 pm: The Oystercatcher - Head to this family owned for a crisp glass of wine and a pre-lunch ‘snack’ of oysters and Loch Fyne scallops with stunning views over the water. A laid back and idyllic spot to admire your surroundings.
1.30 pm: The Colintraive - Another quiet spot, perfect for more delicious dishes. Here we tried the fish & chips as well as Haggis bonbons. After finishing off every last crumb, it was back in the car for our head back to Glasgow Airport.
Though our trip was a whirlwind, I can’t recommend this experience enough.
Will I be back to Loch Fyne for more foodie adventures? Yes.
Will I be back to explore there rest of Scotland? 100 % Yes!
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