RELAUNCHED last year, The Arisaig Hotel’s restaurant Baywater, now has a new lease of life. Owner Josh Kingswood bought the hotel in 2013 and with a new chef and a fresh menu the hotel has been fully restored. New chef Robert Birrell, who started in March this year, has created a versatile menu whether you want tea or coffee with a home-baked biscuit, scones or cakes, a snack, a hearty lunch, or a relaxed evening meal. Bringing some great new seasonal dishes to the restaurant, chef Robert uses locally sourced produce as well as baking his own bread, oatcakes, biscuits and cakes. Changes are made to the menu every few days based on the best ingredients available at the time. The most popular dish on the menu is sole stuffed with a langoustine and salmon mousse, which gets rave reviews from all the customers. Also on the menu at the moment is foie gras and ham hock terrine. Evening meals can be enjoyed in the Baywater restaurant from 6.30 - 8.30pm, everyday apart from Tuesdays. You can also enjoy a meal in The Crofters Bar which is open everyday from 11:30am till late. One of only a few pubs in Arisaig, The Crofters Bar offers a variety of dishes, from fresh scallops, to the very popular, half lobster supper. In the bar every Friday night is live traditional music sessions from local bands. The Arisaig Hotel will also be taking part in the upcoming Mallaig food festival, where chef Robert will be doing a demonstration during the day, showing people how he hot smokes his own salmon.