We are a small, unassuming independently run restaurant which prides itself on using as much locally sourced produce as possible. We aspire to follow biodynamic principles wherever possible.
We support & use suppliers who run and operate their own companies in a sustainable, biodynamic way, this journey will take a little while, and we hope you will enjoy it with us, we look forward to making and sharing some exciting food, wine and other discoveries along the way. We enjoy meeting and hearing about small artisanal producers so if you can recommend any please send the information our way.
Over the next few years we will be aiming to remove all single use plastics from our daily use, remove all gas from our cooking, taking advantage of local Hydro electric schemes and put into place a sustainably balanced restaurant for all to enjoy whilst visiting or staying locally.
We are extremely fortunate to have amazing walled gardens and crofters locally. The local Walled Garden is run by Richard, a very talented, green fingered, gardening guru and an all-round great guy. With him and the produce he produces we will be the envy of many restaurants who rely on supplies from far further afield.
When possible we will be using Lamb and Beef that is reared on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, or as local as possible.
Our meat is supplied by Isle of Mull Abattoir and from Stewart at Lochaber Larder who both source some amazing products from around the local area and they really knows what is important when it comes to quality, traceability and provenance.
Shellfish is sourced from the Isle of Mull, Loch Sunart, Loch Linnhe, Loch Creran and occasionally from around Iona. Fish is landed in Mallaig, Oban, Lochinver and sometimes Mull & the surrounding area. Oysters are from Judith at the Caledonian Oyster Company based on Loch Creran, Scallops are dived by Tom off the boat Khelorin, Langoustines are creel caught by Jordan from the boat Boy Jamie and James at Silversea Fish sources wonderful Turbot, Halibut and so much more for us. Our choice is to support owner run, small businesses who have direct contact boats with sustainable with the boats & skippers supplying our products. For those who have asked (and there have been quite a few) we do not serve farmed Salmon ever!
We use produce from as local as possible, not always as local as we would like especially in the colder months. Our Potatoes, Berries and Asparagus in season come from slightly further afield in Perthshire, but whenever possible we get from our the walled garden or local crofts on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula preferring to support small family crofts and local business whenever possible.
Seasonal Berries and fruit from local Estates and neighbouring areas will be a big part of what we offer, Chocolate which is sourced from small producers who have great provenance and who support and treat growers with the respect they deserve. Some of our Tea is grown on the West Coast of Scotland, our Coffee is roasted by Nikki & Susanne of the Isle of Mull Coffee Roastery, and of course we will feature amazing cheeses from the Isle of Mull Cheese Company.
Our cooking is simple, flavour driven food with a huge emphasis put on sourcing the best local ingredients possible, and we don’t deep fry anything!
When you have ingredients that are so good, the less you do to them the better, we really are spoilt with such great suppliers, crofters, farmers and artisan food producers in this area, it's a chefs dream.
Children are treated as young adults; we will never serve them junk or fried foods, and as such the meals for young people (children) are scaled down portions of menu items whenever required and / or where possible, we may even have some homemade sausages made with 100% pure meat and just a touch of salt & pepper.
The Boathouse is located on the waters edge on the beautiful Morvern peninsula. Kingairloch is approximately three hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh, and you can arrive on the Corran Ferry when driving to Kingairloch. If the ferry is temporarily suspended due to inclement weather, it is still possible to drive to Boathouse Restaurant via the scenic A861.
Kingairloch, Ardgour, Fort William, PH33 7AE
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