The Coll Hotel
This review is taken from the 2010 edition.
You will have travelled a long way to get here by boat, plane or ferry, but the chances are that much of what you will be eating in the Coll Hotel’s Gannet Restaurant will not have. Fresh island vegetables, herbs, meat and fish overflow from a menu stuffed full of the sort of quality ingredients that city chefs salivate over. Start with Coll crab salad with Coll egg, anchovy & black olives or seared Coll scallops with crispy Parma ham, garlic & spinach. Then move on to homemade spaghetti with fresh Coll lobster and a local salad or Coll mutton loin chops with a herb crust served with sautéed potatoes & Coll greens. Dine in the bar area or the dining room in this old whitewashed hotel and then enjoy a digestif outside as the sun melts over the Hebrides. As the Coll Hotel is the island’s only hotel and bar in the only real village of Arinagour this is very much the hub of the local community so you can join the locals there afterwards and chat to visiting yachties in summer.