Interesting place with vegan options near Invernes
Posted on 04 / 26 / 2012
We were staying near Inverness on the banks of Loch Ness and looking for somewhere nearby for food. Inverness itself didn't seem to have much on offer having already checked Happy Cow. Our B&B hosts recommended this place as having some good veggie options.
It's a quirky but old fashioned type restaurant with a gift shop attached - as such much of the decor is comprised of things you can buy there, such as millions of mugs hanging from the ceiling and prints and paintings on the walls. the lighting is also very bright.
The owner, Guy, seems quite eccentric and has a somewhat odd sense of humour however he was generally friendly and helpful.
We were very pleased to find that the menu - which was mostly non-vegetarian, had a front page which detailed where they sourced all their meat and other produce - all local.
The best bit of course was that they had some vegan and vegetarian options, which were very clearly labelled. The menu also stated clearly to mention if you were vegan so that the accompanying vegetables could be prepared without butter. The owners clearly understood about vegan and vegetarian diets!
When we visited there were 4 vegetarian options on the menu and 3 of them were already vegan or could be made vegan easily - such choice in the north of Scotland is hard to find!
The restaurant is not licensed but you can bring your own and no corkage is charged. Also, you really need to drive to this place to make sure you have at least one designated driver.
All in all - we had a lovely time there and would definitely go back if we were in the area
The food was good - there were two veggie starters - one of them vegan and both mushroom based, so we tried both of them and they were very tasty!
good choice, well priced, can bring your own - no corkage!
bright lighting, need a car, not licensed