ARRAN ON A PLATE: YOU WANT TO LICK IT (YOU KNOW YOU DO)
The food here is so impossibly delicious that you will want to lick your plate clean. The reason it is called ‘Arran on a Plate’ is due to the fact that the Master Chefs of Great Britain award their Chefs with plates highlighting their achievement. The restaurant is centred around Chef Richard Attkins. Richard began his training in Scotland and progressed into Michelin-starred establishments in France and the UK. Throughout his career he has specialised in sourcing Scottish season produce to create awesome meals. The menu changes and is varied, but its all fantastic. They even serve locally produced beers from the Arran Brewing Company. I also enjoyed THE best ever cheeses board in my life. They use lots of Arran ingredients and this really makes Arran on a Plate special.
The restaurant itself has great views over Brodick Bay and has a trendy interior. They have a licensed bar open until midnight with a good selection of whiskey.
The great thing about Arran on a Plate? You could come over on a ferry from the mainland for a scrumptious lunch or early dinner. In fact lunch here would really make a day out on Arran something special.
OPENING TIMES (7 DAYS A WEEK):
* Lunch 2pm to 2.30pm
* Dinner 5.30pm to 9.30pm
* Cocktail bar open until Midnight
I had the Scallops and Salmon starter with soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi paste to start with. And a whiskey of course. My main meal was Trout Almandine which was absolutely delicious. This went well with a Dark Isle of Arran Ale. Finally – the best Cheese Board I have ever eaten. This comprised several Arran and Scottish cheeses, oat cakes and an Isle of Arran Tomato Chutney. Complemented by an excellent glass of house red wine. Fabulous!
- Food and Dining
- Business Travel
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Eilean Mor: Eilean Mor
A bar bistro overlooking the shore at Brodick. Mostly Italian style menu with pasta dishes, pizza, risotto etc with a Scottish twist and plenty seafood options. They did also have things like fish & chips for the more conservative diners [ie my dad!]. Prices were reasonable and it was a nice setting & very popular.
Favorite Dish: I had the vegetable Risotto which was delicious, my dad had an enormous helping of fish and chips and my mum had haggis ravioli which frankly sounded vile to me but she enjoyed it!!
LOCHRANZA HOTEL: Social Fulcrum for Lochranza
The hotel’s bar is ground zero for the social scene here in Lochranza. Offering up good food to go along with the drinks, people gather here every evening. Being a hotel, there are rooms to hole up in as well, making the pub but a staircase away.
Favorite Dish: I had the steak and ale pie and the puff pastry ensured a good meal.
- Beer Tasting
- Historical Travel
Catacol Bay Hotel: Good meal for the traveller
On our autotour round the island we stopped and had a nice publunch. Fish & chips and a pie. While eating you can enjoy the view over the Kilbrannan Sound. Just what you need to get you on the road again.
- Road Trip
The Lagg Hotel: Divine puddings
The Lagg Hotel is expensive - but the food is also very good. So if you have the cash and feel like splashing out, this is a good place to do so.
We tried the steak which was very good, but the other dishes were approved of as well, duck, lamb and pheasant.
Very good eating.
Favorite Dish: The puddings are fantastic. I had warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Puff Candy Ice Cream and Toffee Sauce - need I say more.