13th April 2012:
Today usual dog walking routine, we have now settled almost exclusively on the Dunvegan loch route which takes about 1 -1 half hours. Went to the Loch Bay restaurant for lunch. The weather was glorious, blue skies translucent waters clear as aquamarine, simply idyllic. The restaurant is small and intimate; it has the feel of a real fish restaurant being decorated with some lovely fishy!! Objects D’ Art, blue painted wood panels a small cosy bar and paintings displayed on the walls all done by local artists. We sat by the fire which also happened to look out over the loch, you could just about see it through the neatly trimmed bushes in the small restaurant garden which on warmer days is an ideal place to sit beside the Loch and eat a fish lunch.
We had scallops and mackerel pate’ for starters and both were delicious; followed by a selection of fish and hot butter and garlic langoustines, complete with crackers and implements for extracting the meat from claws. Both again were delicious. To finish a ginger pud with whiskey sauce and chocolate mousse covered with cream. We sipped excellent white wine and to finish coffee with whiskey and a cream topping. A very pleasant experience, a lovely restaurant, wonderful location, great ambience, and good service. It is worth noting that the Loch Bay Restaurant is located in Stein on the Isle of Skye, a beautiful little hamlet where you can buy locally made pottery and paintings; there is also a lovely pub and Bed and Breakfast overlooking the Loch; would definitely recommend a visit.