This post is really not a local lunch, but the Storehouse of Foulis is just a 20 minute drive north of Inverness. It’s an ideal stopping point if you have been out for a walk, or if you are on a long drive!
Last Friday we headed out into Sutherland. Not somewhere we had been much before, but Mr B found a walking route on Walk Highlands. However, either we were not being observant or the car park didn’t exist, so we ended up on a drive much longer (and to be fair, very pretty!) and just did a very quick walk in order to stretch our (and the dog) legs.
We even found some eggs to buy!
So after our little detour of a trip, and with empty tummies, we headed down to the Storehouse.
The restaurant is in a great location, directly off the A9 by the Cromarty Firth, with views of the calm waters and sometimes, some sunbathing seals!
There is always a brilliant choice of soups, salads, sandwiches and more hearty main courses.
We both chose jacket potatoes:prawn mayo for Mr B, salmon & cream cheese with poppyseeds and watercress for me The fluffy potatoes come with a generous, dressed side salad and coleslaw – and are packed full of filling. I think you get the idea there’s no stinginess here!
As well as potatoes, we were slightly greedy and ordered cakes too. It’s not our fault they look too good!
Banoffee Pie for me, Cherry Frangipane Tart for Mr B.
The banoffee was excellent, but just a little too much cream for me. Mr B’s tart was very moreish and not too sweet. Food and one soft drink cost £22. Service is slick yet friendly and we always feel happily warm and full after a meal there. One of our favourite places to stop in on a day off (and there’s a deli next door where you can pick up lots of local food and drink treats).