Trying to make the best of this semi-lockdown situation, we found ourselves on another road trip. This time to the Isle of Seil (more on that in another post!). The Isle of Seil is about 25 minutes south of Oban, on Scotland’s West Coast. It’s also famous for its ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, a small bridge that connects the island to the mainland, across a sliver of the Atlantic Ocean.
Just over the bridge is the Tigh-an-truish, an Inn with the most wonderful restaurant, that serves simple, tasty and local sourced food. A really notch or ten up from your standard pub fare! We stopped in here for a late light lunch after we had gone for a walk on the Island, and it certainly didn’t disappoint
The restaurant is bright and open, with plenty of space which is important during these Covid times! The menu is designed to share, if you are into that kind of thing!. To start, naturally I had a Gin Fizz cocktail, it was too tempting on the menu and I wasn’t driving that day. Then we shared plates of Courgettes & Crowdie, the lightest, tastiest bread I have ever had, with butter of course! Fresh, juicy Langoustines’ with Devilled Butter and Haddock with Chips and Tartare Sauce. Simple food, but done well, a fine example of using fresh, local ingredients to their best.
We finished off with some Brown Butter Cake with Arran Ice Cream, which we didn’t share and I am very glad, I think there would have been a fight otherwise!!
Tigh-an-truish is a bit off the beaten track but definitely one to track down if in the Oban area, the Isle of Seil is worth an explore too. One bonus of this lockdown we are currently under is, I get to explore more of this fine country and hopefully uncover more places like Tigh-an-truish.