applecross inn has an excellent reputation as a sea food restaurant and was filled to capacity and beyond the whole of the week I was there.
service was good considering the number of customers, however I have been served better seafood elsewhere.
Having said that, I found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, ditto the locals except when negotiating the mountain road, then some of them like to frighten tourists with crazy driving .
Staying in applecross for one night will not do the place justice.
You must stay in the inn after 21.30 for the entertainment and you should look to the west for the most glorious sunsets ever
Favorite Dish: I had two meals in this restaurant.
The first was prawns in lemon and garlic butter sauce which looked amazing, but the sauce was at the bottom of the plate covered by lettuce first then prawns on top.
It was only when the prawns and lettuce had been eaten that the sauce was discovered.
The second time there I had the king scallops, again with the lemon, garlic and butter sauce and this time it was 4 large scallops on top of lettuce on top of rice on top of the sauce.
Needless to say the sauce had been absorbed by the rice.
If there is one regret we had about this holiday, it is the fact that we didn't eat here!!
We had been for a ride on the motorbike and dcided to have a drink at the pub. No sooner had we sat outside with our drinks than it started to rain, so we moved indoors. It was fairly busy for a lunchtime but maybe not as throbbing as the owners would have liked. One end of the pub was quite pleasant and homely while the other end looked like a snack bar. There was a blackboard menu which actually covered three boards, with food ranging from woderful seafood dishes, venison sausages, ploughman's, duckling and so on. I remember feeling very envious when lobster was served to the table next to us. £25 didn't seem that unreasonable and it did look good!!!! "Shall we have lunch here?" Nick asked. Well, I wasn't feeling terribly hungry and didn't think I would do the food justice so I glibbly said "No, we'll have a pub lunch later in the week when we get to Glenelg." How stupid could I have been? We really should have eaten at the Applecross Inn, the Glenelg lunch experience turned out to be far from good. Well, that's another story on my Glenelg page.
Favorite Dish: My goodness, there were lots of things I could have fancied!!! Please enlarge the photo of the menu to see some of the offerings.
The restaurant/pub at this inn is the hub of life in Applecross. Eating there was a real happy surprise--the seafood-based menu is innovative and the food delicious. The service was a little spotty, but I'll overlook that for a meal this tasty in a place this out-of-the-way. If the weather is nice, you can eat outside at picnic tables overlooking the bay.