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Let your taste buds be tickled on Tiree.

Let your taste buds be tickled on Tiree.
Tiree is a magnet for people who love getting active in the great outdoors. Surfers, windsurfers and walkers are all drawn to the island’s remote beauty and stunning white beaches. But all that activity leaves people peckish! Thankfully, there are plenty of local cafés and restaurants serving up delicious Argyll food that’s guaranteed to keep those hunger pangs at bay. Here are five ways to tickle your taste buds on Tiree!

1. Seafood doesn’t get any fresher than this! Tiree Lobster and Crab sells just-landed lobster and crab, as well as other seafood when it's available, throughout the year. Just call Frazer MacInnes on 07765 422831, put in your order, collect it from Old Harbour in Scarinish, cook and enjoy! We hear there are plans for a shop/restaurant next year - watch this space.

2. The Beachcomber Craft Café in Crossapol is a gem of a place. Pop in for coffee and cakes (made with local free-range eggs) or linger over a delicious lunch featuring plenty of local produce. Treat yourself to a delicious roll stuffed with Tiree crab or spiced Tiree lamb with minty yoghurt. The rolls are home-made and piled high with salad fresh from the local croft. During the summer, takeaway pizzas are available from 5pm to 8pm. They also do special evening meals. If you fancy getting creative, you can paint pottery, create a Tiree charm bracelet or make your own Tiree postcard. Perfect for a rainy day on Tiree!

3. The Farmhouse Café at Balemartine at the west end of Tiree is another top spot for coffee, cake and light lunches. Enjoy delicious sweet treats and specialty coffee as you look out across the fields to Ben Hynish. There’s a conservatory and an outdoor area, where you get a good view of the owners’ Highland cows, sheep, pony and ducks. There are lovely beaches nearby for a pre-lunch stroll.

4. The Cobbled Cow is a great wee restaurant in the Rural Centre at Crossapol. Owners Alan and Janette Reid serve up lunches, snacks, teas and evening meals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food is home-cooked and simple, featuring plenty of local produce. The evening menu includes treats such as a local seafood platter, lamb casserole and steak pie. The Sunday carvery is famous across the island, with roast chicken, beef and pork cooked to perfection. There’s an indoor play area that’s perfect for the kids.

5. For a unique location and fabulous food, head west to Ceabhar. This restaurant near Sandaig is a real treat. Dine on delicious food while looking out over the machair to the Atlantic beyond. The menu changes regularly to reflect the availability of local produce, but always includes plenty of tempting specials. Herbs and seasonal vegetables come from the owners’ walled garden. There’s a fabulous range of local ales, Scottish wines from the Cairn O'Mohr winery and whisky available. Perfect for watching the sunset from the conservatory!

Find out more about things to do and see on Mull, Iona, Coll & Tiree.

Photo: The menu at Beachcomber Craft Café.
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