Real Scottish food on the Knoydart peninsula
A restaurant so remote it can only be reached by boat or a two-day walk through wild countryside? Yes, it does exist. And Visit Scotland gave the Doune Dining Room, on the Knoydart peninsula in the west of Scotland, one of its Destination Dining Awards. "Perched between the hillside and sea, dining at Doune is a wonderful experience. Remote and rugged, it offers a warm and personal welcome to its guests... Real food skilfully and freshly prepared from local ingredients every day," said Visit Scotland.
The Doune Dining Room was a ruined cottage 30 years ago. Then, Alan and Mary Robinson from Cornwall decided to convert it into a restaurant. The English couple had previously owned a shipbuilding business and spotted the empty house from their yacht when sailing past the Isle of Skye. Today, the Doune Dining Room has good food, local whisky and beer, three bedrooms, two gardens, a boat and magnificent views of Skye.