Michelin Guide 2007
Remote setting and a welcoming feel endorsed by hands on owners. Two lovely cosy wood lined dining rooms where the ethos of seasonal and local cooking shines through.
Sunday Herald: 1st October 2006
'You might think that lamb is a standard on most restaurant menus, but it's all too often neglected in favour of other, supposedly easier, meats or else treated in a fairly perfunctory manner. The establishments listed here, however, are not only very particular about the lamb they source, but have chefs who are genuinely inspired by the possibilities Scottish lamb offers and display skill, imagination and patience in the way they present it.'
The Observer 5 June 2005
12 Best of the British seaside
Make the most of he coast
Lochaline, Argyll, Scotland
Best for food: Chosen by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Award-winning food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall lives at River Cottage, Dorset, from where he produces books and television programmes championing a greater understanding of the food we eat
The White House is a really sweet, tiny restaurant looking out from the mainland over the water to the Isle of Mull. Owned by Jane Stuart-Smith and Sarah Jones (01967 421777; www.thewhitehouselochaline.co.uk), it is a five-minute walk up a hill from where the Mull ferries dock. It has the waters of the Sound of Mull on one side and Loch Aline on the other and specialities include giant prawns harvested nightly from the loch and scallops from the sound. Mussels, organic beef and lamb come over the water from Mull itself. It's remote by anyone's standards - from the mainland the final 20 miles down the Morvern peninsula is a single-track road, or it's a 15-minute ferry from Mull - but worth it.