|Orkney Tusk, Scallops and Braised Celeriac - photo from The Creel|
The thing about those who like to nosh, is that sometimes it can be ordinary good grub, but sometimes it can be quite fine dining and even a bit posh. The Creel down on one of the south isles of Orkney is an extraordinary experience. Friendly atmosphere, the food has always been immense when we've eaten there. (I'm happily almost at double figures) They offer a small menu of fresh local produce, always a fish and a meat choice, always gloriously gorgeously cooked and presented. I hear they also do amazing puddings, not being a pudding fan, I can wholeheartedly say that even I think they LOOK amazing. And, the cheese board is fantastic.
Highly recommended, in several places including the Michelin Guide, if you're going to eat anywhere in Orkney, eat here. The views across the bay are just breathtaking, a quiet wee place which is just amazing.
Oh and they make their own bread in the aga.
|Fresh bread - photo The Creel|
For a bread head like me, forget pudding I've got my eye on a lovely warm freshly baked sour dough. And, yes we did have two generous baskets full.
Oh Ok, I'll show you a pudding then too, Scapa Special (Beer) Ice-Cream was epic.
|Chocolate Tart, Scapa Special Ice-cream with Beer Nuts. Photo - The Creel|
And a cunningly fab map here. Just in case you're in the area, or plan to come.
A three course dinner is £40, and an utter bargain. They have a really lovely wine selection which doesn't break the bank either.
Until next time, fill your boots! Happy Scoffing!
Alan and Joyce Craigie