“Truly the restaurant at the end of the universe”, declaimed one traveller after traversing the shores of Loch Ness, negotiating mountainous tracks and heading over the sea to Skye. Only the devoted end up here, but Shirley Spear’s converted crofter’s cottage (now a high-ranking oak-beamed restaurant) has visitors transfixed with its magnificent views and open-minded, Scottish-themed menu. Dishes such as Bracadale crab parfait with apple and Mull Cheddar or Sconser scallops with cauliflower, rhubarb, blood orange and ginger are reminders that seafood is the star here, but also look out for venison, ‘boer’ goat and Blackface lamb (perhaps served with spiced couscous, cucumber and yoghurt). You can slurp some oysters from the loch between courses, and it would be sinful to miss out on the legendary hot marmalade pudding with Drambuie custard. A sleepover at the nearby House over By “completes a replete picture”.