The Mulligang Pt 3: Café Fish
For those who don’t know, Café Fish is one of the best fish restaurants in the country. Everything they serve is 100% freshly caught that day. Which means that the specials change often and sometimes they may not have something. Out of thanks for me sorting the cottage the group all graciously said they’d pay for my meal, which was wonderfully kind of them.
To start I went for Queen Scallops with Garlic Butter and crusty homebaked bread. They were delightful, as scallops when cooked properly should be. Melting wonderfully in the mouth.
I was sorely tempted to go for the Smoked Salmon Poached Quails egg but the scallops won over simply because I’d had smoked salmon the day before. My friend Mike had this though and assured it was great.
For main I was spoilt for choice, but eventually went for Grilled Halibut with Crab, Avacado & mint salad and brown crab aioli. The fish was possibly the whitest I’ve ever had. You just can’t beat properly fresh fish. The flavours worked perfectly and it looked superb.
A selection of the other mains people ordered included Lobster, fish pie (hands down the best I’ve had, if a tad heavy) and Seafood Stroganoff.
For dessert I had the Chocolate pot (which I usually do when I go to café fish), it’s small, intense and smooth.
The meal was fantastic, I think everyone enjoyed what they chose. The staff were friendly and accommodating as usual. Managing to fit 9 of us in as well as coping with a couple of Vegans well in a place that is usually so fish focused. One of the things I love about Cafe Fish is the fact that while the food is great, the atmosphere is always relaxed. You always get a mixture of people from those dressed up and treating themselves to people straight off of a boat or a walk.
After the meal we piled into the minibus and drove to the west of the island in search of a sunset. We just about managed it, and watched it go down over Treshnish point.
The next morning they all left, leaving me to myself for a full day until my parents arrived. It was perfect to unwind so I used it to read and write up the first in this series of blog posts.
Unfortunately the day my parents arrived I caught a stomach bug so despite a trip to Ulva, my last day on the island was a bit tarnished. It also meant we had to cancel a second outing to Café Fish and my trip to Ulva Boathouse café wasn’t as indulgent as I’d hoped.