Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

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Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby Telo » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:22 pm

We had a rather fine lunch today at the Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire. Highly recommended.

Their set Sunday lunch of three courses comes in at £12.50 per head. So, a three course meal for two, a large glass of wine each and coffee came to £34. The cooking was excellent, the helpings generous, all at a very competitive price. Service was friendly, attentive and courteous, and not "in your face" at all. Although I do wonder at the point of muzak in restaurants, it wasn't too intrusive, but it would have been nicer without it.

Loch a'Choire can be quite squally, and we had about 30 knots on the nose as we approached the moorings. Worried a little about taking the dinghy ashore in strong winds, we were considering phoning them to cancel the reservation. However, the moorings area was surprisingly well sheltered in the north westerly wind, and it was an easy row to the shore.

They welcome visiting boats and don't mind customers in their wellies. Their website states;
    For visiting yachts to The Boathouse we have just put down six moorings, which are free to use reference:56o36.971N 05o 30.947W. We also have free wireless internet access during the day.

I believe that their season may finish at the end of October, so best to confirm with them first - telephone 01967 411 232.

Well worth a visit by local boats as well as those on passage to/from the Caledonian Canal.

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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby Alan_D » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:15 pm

Yes, we have had a good meal there too (although we arrived by road).

This year they have only been open Thursday-Sunday, but I believe they have been pretty busy; friends of ours had to try three times to get a table. I don't know if they plan to open more days next season.

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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby Shuggy » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:06 pm

Their web site has a nice feel to it...
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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby claymore » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:07 pm

Hmm - do you think the lad is serving all of those comely maidens....?
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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby awash19 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:27 pm

Hi there, just thought you all might be interested to know that the chef at the boathouse has moved on to running their own wee business on the Isle of Canna. The island has safe anchorage but no moorings I'm afraid. Best of luck to the new chef at Boathouse but the restaurant on Canna will be worth a look!

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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby Silkie » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:51 am

Well if it hasn't got a web presence at least tell us what it's called. :)

Or is this it?
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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby awash19 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:30 pm

Yes, thats the one! It doesnt have a website yet but will be open for Easter.

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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby Silkie » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:05 pm

It might be a bit far for the Chentleman's Cruise but I dare say some of us will visit before the season is over.
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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby sahona » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:27 pm

Just clicked up Cmap to see where we were talking about, and realised there's a great big chunk we seem to bypass every time we're out round the bend. (Mulligan's Tyre)
I don't think we've sailed North of Lismore, as we always get drawn towards Ardnamurchan and the outside. Have we missed much?
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Postby Telo » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:42 pm

sahona wrote:I don't think we've sailed North of Lismore, as we always get drawn towards Ardnamurchan and the outside.


For longer cruises, we'll also go "outside", but tbh, the area from Lismore up to Corran and Loch Leven does have some with some great sailing areas and reasonable anchorages, but it is a little bit of a backwater. We're based at Dallens Bay, Appin, so, for long weekends, there are great opportunities. Even for short weekends, we enjoy pottering about in the area; for interest, we explore the potential of unlisted anchorages.

Personally, I'm not too keen on sailing much beyond Corran in the north; there is a good anchorage about a mile or so NW of the ferry, but we've found that there is too much kelp for safe anchoring to the north of there. Loch Eil, for some reason, is just lacking charm and character imho. Perhaps it's the cowp on its south side.....

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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby JayC » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:39 am

This is the competitive restaurant that has a two meal for two. The combination of the meal and to the service was really good. I think that this might be the one great issue for that restaurant.
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Postby marisca » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:12 am

JayC wrote:This is the competitive restaurant that has a two meal for two. The combination of the meal and to the service was really good. I think that this might be the one great issue for that restaurant.


I'm beginning to think that JayC's 1st language is not English.

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Postby Nick » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:05 pm

marisca wrote:
JayC wrote:This is the competitive restaurant that has a two meal for two. The combination of the meal and to the service was really good. I think that this might be the one great issue for that restaurant.


I'm beginning to think that JayC's 1st language is not English.

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Re: Boathouse Restaurant at Kingairloch, Loch a'Choire

Postby Rowana » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:51 pm

What in the name of the wee man is a SEO company??

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Postby DaveS » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:27 pm

Rowana wrote:What in the name of the wee man is a SEO company??

Confused of Aberdeenshire


Please sir, please sir! I know the answer, sir! :)

I must confess that I didn't, though, before looking up his link. I think he's selling a Search Engine Optimisation service. Whether this is good, bad or indifferent I haven't a clue.

Nick, if he's a spammer posting drivel can't he just be - you know - "removed"? :?
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