|'The main reason people keep coming back to|
the Pier House
| ||is for the food'|
We have been listed in many independent publications, including the Taste of Scotland the Best of Scotland, Scottish Food Guide, Rough Guide, Alaistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay…. and have been featured in many independent reviews including a feature in the Saturday Telegraph in 2005. As fits our location, our restaurant menu is dominated by seafood - where else could you get fish this fresh! Our famous seafood platters - lobster, crab, langoustines, mussels, scallops …. are all from local waters - often even from Loch Nevis itself.
Our fish merchants in Mallaig supply us with the best of the catch - fresh fish galore. Lots of it needs little attention - just simply grilled or baked with fresh herbs from the garden and maybe a light sauce on the side. We make a mean fish pie - good, filling, tasty comfort food after a day on the hill
We pride ourselves on only serving meat which is local, preferably wild or organic and definitely not imported or reared intensively. The hills of Knoydart provide us with some of the tastiest natural lamb you could ever try. Iain and Jo Wilson, our neighbours at Inverguserain Farm supply us with their black-faced hill lamb.
|You couldn't imagine a less intensive farm (or nicer neighbours). Wild venison - another healthy natural product as well as Highland beef both feature on our menu. We'll only buy the special pork and herb sausages our butcher makes himself.|
We also include a range of vegetarian and vegan options on our menu. We grow some of our own vegetables, herbs and soft fruit. In 2003 we will be in an even better position, thanks to Morag and Bob who are re-establishing Inverie's market garden. Its fantastic news that we'll be able to get fresh local vegetables.
|In 2002 and 2003 we were proud to be accepted as members of the Vegetarian Society Food and Drink Guild as a measure of our commitment to vegetarian cooking.|
|We assure you that we use no animal derived ingredients or products in any of our vegetarian food, and that separate pans and utensils are strictly used.|
We make our own bread, ice cream and delicious puddings - our sticky toffee pudding is very popular. The recipe for Gwen's chocolate, cherry and guinness hot pudding is a closely guarded secret.
|We stock a carefully chosen and sensibly priced selection of wines - perfect to complement our seafood and wild food menu. We have a wide range of Scottish speciality bottled beers to impress the beer-lovers. There is always champagne on ice and we have a range of organic fruit drinks to choose from too. You can finish your meal with a malt or liqueur with a cup of our Colombian coffee. And of course you don't need to worry about driving home!|
Pier House is a popular spot for birthdays, wedding proposals, honeymoons and anniversaries. Let us know if you have an extra special reason for being here - maybe you'd like to order a birthday cake or a surprise meal. How about oysters and Guinness? Or lobster and champagne?
breakfasts are designed to start the day in the best possible way. Fresh fruit
juice, a choice of cereals or porridge, a selection of teas and coffees and our
home-made bread with marmalade. Main course options include the 'full' breakfast
- grilled bacon, proper pork and herb sausages, free range eggs
sausages, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes too! Or if you fancy a lighter touch, but
with a bit of class, go for smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on malted brown bread
toast. We often have a breakfast special on too - black pudding and home-made
potato scones with grilled tomatoes; or warm croissants with strawberry jam. You'll
need a walk after that lot!
We do a great line in packed lunches too - to suit all tastes and appetites - freshly filled rolls, proper crisps, chunky flapjack bars, fruit juice and fresh fruit. Great value, and a perfect incentive to 'get to the top'! (Your rucksack will be lighter on the way back down!)
Our counter shop area in the restaurant stocks a range of juices, energy drinks, organic fruit drinks and classic pop along with the hiker's standards - Mars Bars, Highland Fudge and Tablet. We keep a stock of sun-cream, midge lotion and other occasional essentials. Don't forget to bring your address book so you can send some of our great postcards to family, friends and jealous colleagues. Letters posted here get the Knoydart post-mark from our tiny Post Office in the village.