the lime tree restaurant & crannog were 2 restaurants recommended by our b&b host.
wife innitially booked the lime tree at 8pm. we were uncertain of our schedule as we were driving to fort williams from glasgow & stopping by a few places, so we canceled it.
in the end we arrived early & checked in around 5pm+ at our b&b gantocks, and decided to go to fort williams town centre & walked a bit.
Crannog was fully booked. we managed to get a table at the lime tree, which also filled up quickly!
the menu looks ok…
was surprised that the restaurant served amuse bouche, the practice of fine dining restaurants.
presentation was great!
the smoked salmon was competent, not very salty, not the lightly cured type, still a good smoked salmon, and a great start to dinner.
bread was ordinary…
the tian of orkney brown crab was outstanding…very wow dish! 🙂
later i had chance to compared with the very good crab dish as part of a degustation menu at three chimneys at isles of skye, a one star michelin in 2014. i think this still came out better!
crab meat was very fresh & sweet & a large helping, and the clear gazpacho was excellent, the combination superb.
the smoked hadock soufle was an unusual dish as usually soufle is dessert & not savoury, so quite inventive!
this turned out really good. wife liked it a lot. so do i. 🙂
i guess if i had to compare, the tian of crab was still better for me, but this was really quite an excellent dish.
the salmon fillet was good standard, very competent, but i guess not really a stand out dish.
presentation was good too.
the pheasant breast was more pedestrian.
wife found one portion of it dry. the other pieces were quite ok actually, but they are not the very tender chicken breast you get in a goof=d french restaurant.
dinner for 2pax was £64, quite ok.
we did not care much for the mains, but the 2 appetisers were outstanding.
the next day after hiking at steall falls, we actually came to see if we could have lunch & just eat the appetisers but alas lime tree was closed.