West High­lands

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The White­house Restau­rant, Locha­line, Ar­gyll Sarah Jones and Jane Stu­art- Smith, who are sup­port­ers of the Slow Food Move­ment, cre­ated this restau­rant in 2003—and it’s just been voted Scot­land’s favourite lo­cal restau­rant in The Good Food Guide awards. Every­thing that’s served at The White­house is locally sourced, in­clud­ing freshly baked bread plus veg­eta­bles from a gar­den be­hind the restau­rant. Spe­cial­i­ties in­clude Locha­line lan­goustines and Morvern stag’s liver with Tober­mory whisky (in sea­son). Open Easter to Oc­to­ber, Tues­day to Satur­day. How to get there By sea­plane, yacht, Cal Mac Ferry (20 min­utes from Mull) or, from the main­land, it’s a long drive over the bleakly beau­ti­ful Morvern penin­sula from Fort Wil­liam via the Cor­ran Ferry across Loch Linnhe Re­mote­ness rat­ing 8

(01967 421777; http://the­white­house­r­estau­rant.co.uk)

Gille Brighde Café and Restau­rant, The Old School­house, Lower Di­abaig, by Tor­ri­don, Wester Ross

Sit­u­ated on the shore of Loch Tor­ri­don in Wester Ross, it was voted High­lands and Is­lands’ Best Eatery in 2015. Best dishes in­clude wild steak veni­son with sweet-root mash and roast line-caught fish, plus it has a fan­tas­tic range of ales and ciders— and an ex­cel­lent maltwhisky shelf. Open Wed­nes­days to Sun­days, but closed from Au­gust 22– 30 this year. How to get there A two-hour drive north­west from In­ver­ness, via Ach­nasheen and Kin­lochewe, from where you take the ex­hil­a­rat­ing 10-mile road to Di­abaig Re­mote­ness rat­ing 8

(01445 790245; www.gille-brighde.com)

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