Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel
Kylesku, Lairg, Caithness and Sutherland, IV27 4HW
  • Telephone 01971 502231
  • Food served Apr–Sep: Mon–Sun noon–9pm. Mar/Oct: Mon–Sun noon–2.30pm, 5.30–8.30pm
  • Average price £19.50 (evening meal)
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North Highland Larder

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An inn has been servicing the needs of weary travellers here on the scenic banks of Loch Glendhu and Loch Glencoul since the 17th century, and it’s easy to see why it makes such an attractive haven. And not only because the Kylesku is the only option for miles, but also thanks to the setting and those views from the restaurant, which eschews the temptation to simply dish up hearty pub grub. Instead the focus is on meticulously sourcing the finest raw ingredients Wester Ross and Sutherland have to offer, and serving them in the lively bar and more sedate dining room. All of the crabs, lobsters and langoustines are creel caught and the scallops are hand dived. The mussels come straight out of Loch Glendhu, the beef and lamb are from the Highlands and the venison is culled wild. The more adventurous diner can enjoy the fairly unique chance to try sea urchins, and afterwards, boat trips to Scotland’s highest waterfall depart from just outside the hotel.