- Telephone 01971 511202
- Food served Apr–Sep: Mon–Sun noon–3.30pm, 7–8pm.
- Website www.visitdurness.com
Owned and managed by Fiona and Robbie, Mackays incorporates a group of properties in northwest Sutherland encompassing a 150-year-old hotel, a cottage, a cosy cabin, a bunkhouse and two eco-friendly croft buildings on the shoreline of Loch Eriboll. Within the main hotel building sits Mackay's Restaurant with its focus on local Highland produce, much of which is farmed on the proprietors’ own land. Set out in neutral shades, with wood panelling and slate floors, the smart restaurant offers a daily changing menu of local produce, understandably with an emphasis on seafood and Highland meat, and turns out some creative touches. With few other dining options available locally, tables can be at a premium, particularly on summer weekends, so booking is recommended.