The weekend before last was spent in the hustle and bustle of London. The weekend just past was spent driving west to a tiny bay in Diabaig, west of Loch Torridon – you couldn’t get much more in terms of polar opposites!
The weather was dry, though not as clear as the forecast predicted, so I didn’t get as good photos as I had anticipated, but it was still stunning all the same. We probably won’t get out that way again until next year now, but I’m definitely inspired to do a walk around Beinn Eighe or Loch Torridon in order to get some killer photos.
I had heard about Gille Brighde when researching lunch options on our last trip west to Kinlochewe, but we didn’t make it back in June. We took ourselves along the minor road for 8 miles or so, parallel to Loch Torridon, which had some steep climbs and lovely hairpin bends included for fun.
Mr B went in to order and got chatting to Aart (one of the owners) It appears that this is a relatively new venture, only being open since May. I would have loved to have chatted to Aart more but I picked my moment unwisely after we had eaten, as a big group came in and demanded a lot of attention behind the bar 🙂
So onto the food, the order of the day seemed to be seafood platters for the ladies (me and mum) and burgers for the boys (dad, brother and Mr B) which were all really well portioned. Our seafood platters had prawns, mackerel, salmon, and hake, accompanied by homemade bread, oatcakes, potato salad and a side salad. More than enough to keep us happy!
The burgers looked (and tasted, judging by clean plates) great too – which came with a mountain of chips, and a taster of chutney.
We were really glad that we made it to Diabaig and to Gille Brighde. A must-stop for a post-walk refuel, or a relaxing lunch by the bay. We’re thinking of making a stop in this area in next year’s camper van tour of Scotland so we will be back!
Later on we also stopped in Lochcarron and treated ourselves to cake at the Waterside caffe – just look at this key lime pie! It was light, super sharp and slipped down very well indeed!