Welcome, or as we say out West,

Fáilte, Welcome to ‘Boathouse Restaurant’ PH33 7AE

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We are a small, unassuming independently run restaurant which prides itself on using as much locally sourced, sustainable produce as possible. We aspire to follow biodynamic principles & use biodynamic, organic & natural wine, food, packaging & cleaning products wherever possible.

We support & use suppliers who run and operate their own companies in a sustainable, traceable & biodynamic way, this ongoing journey will always be evolving & there will always be room for improvement, however it will have benefits and we hope you will enjoy it with us. We look forward to making and sharing some exciting food, wine and other discoveries with you 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 & and put into place a sustainably balanced restaurant for all to enjoy whilst visiting or staying locally. The vast majority of wines we buy are either Biodynamic, Organic or naturel & we try where we can to do the same with all our beverages. The hardest being soft/carbonated drinks where the choice is very limited especially up here in the highlands.

We are committed to reducing our waste, avoid single use plastics, and non-recyclable items, we forage & source produce that are sustainable, traceable & where we can prioritise those that have good ethical principles. We live in this amazing area and take our responsibility of improving it and at the very worst maintaining it, going forward.

We hold a few special events each year in line with the lunar calendar and through these we are able to support the charity 'Give-a-dog-a-bone'. A fantastic charity that supports not only the elderly, but their pets too. www.giveadogabone.net Please take a look at their website & help them where you can.

Scallops
Stag

Local Meat

When possible we will be using Lamb and Beef that is reared on the Ardnamurchan/Morvern/Ardgour Peninsula, or as locally as possible.

We are very lucky to be getting some Beef & Lamb from the tenant farmers at Kingairloch and look forward to tasting & using this on our menu whenever possible.

The most important thing is that the animals are treated correctly & that the farmers, crofters, abattoirs are all serious about the well-being & ethical standards regarding their animals and the way in which they uphold this.

Our meat is supplied by by crofters to either Isle of Mull Abattoir and from Stewart at Lochaber Larder who also sources some amazing products from around the local area and they really knows what is important when it comes to quality, traceability and provenance. 

Crab

Seafood

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 Loch Creran, Loch Eribol & Cumbrae, Scallops are dived by Tom off the boat Khelorin, sometimes from from the SW of Skye and the Shetlands. Langoustines are creel caught by Jordan from the boat Boy-Jamie and between James at Silversea Fish & Iian from Iain Stewart Seafood we get most of the other wonderful, wild caught, sustainably sourced seafood we use.

Our choice is to support owner run, small businesses who have direct contact boats.

Sadly there is a very limited amount of boats practising the one-hook, one-line, one-fish policy that is endorsed by IPNLF.

We also avoid using polystyrene with our seafood suppliers at all costs, using washable, reusable cooler boxes for fetching and carrying deliveries. 

For those who have asked (and there have been quite a few) we will never serve farmed Salmon! EVER!

Fruit

Fruit & Veg

We use produce from as local as possible, not always as local as we would like especially in the colder months. Our Potatoes, some Berries and Asparagus in season come from slightly further afield in Perthshire, but whenever possible we get from local crofts on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Spean Bridge, Appin & Mull, preferring to support small family crofts and local business whenever possible.

The walled garden at Kingairloch has been revamped and the planting area enlarged over the 2023/24 winter & we look forward to being able to purchase more produce from the Estate as time goes on.

In the meantime we use a mixture of small croft growers, not always easy, especially in winter months. We are extremely fortunate to have many crofters locally and we try to support them whenever possible. We try and buy from growers such Stronaba Produce, or from the Glen Spean Market, crofts around Fort William, Acharacle, Strontian, Lochaline, & others in the Lochaber/Oban and surrounding areas. Should you know of anyone selling produce that might be of interest please let us know. As many will know finding, produce that is not full of pesticides and wrapped in miles of plastic isn't easy, but that doesn't mean we won't stop trying.

Cheese

Desserts

Seasonal Berries and fruit from local Estates and neighbouring areas will be a big part of what we offer, Chocolate we use Veliche and Callebaut which both source from producers who have great provenance and who support and treat growers with the respect they deserve.

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 Vision

Our cooking is simple, flavour driven food with a huge emphasis put on sourcing the best local ingredients possible, allowing them to shine through in our dishes.

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 Scotland, it really is a chef's 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. 

Where We Are

The Boathouse is located on the waters edge on the beautiful Morvern peninsula. Kingairloch is under an hour from Fort William and 1h30 from Oban. We are approximately three hours drive from Glasgow & half an hour more from Edinburgh. Best route is via the Corran Ferry (5-min ferry crossing) when driving to/from Kingairloch. If the ferry is temporarily suspended due to inclement weather (not often), it is still possible to drive to Boathouse Restaurant via the scenic A861. 

Address

Kingairloch, Ardgour, Fort William, PH33 7AE

Email

Contact us on info@boathouserestaurant.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you for a meal at the ‘Boathouse Restaurant’.