The Smiddy, Lochgilphead

The Smiddy in Lochgilphead, Argyll is one of those wonderful places that people who have been in Lochgilphead several times have managed to miss. It is a tiny, white stone smiddy tucked away just off the main street, and they specialise in good, healthy food.

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Indoors it is very small, a little dark but also very cute. The stained glass window is really pretty and adds colour and brightness to the room!

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The soup station above, I found really cute. We ordered the soup of the day which was Cream of Leek & Onion. It was served with whole meal bread, butter, margarine, dipping oil and soured cream.

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It was absolutely gorgeous! The bread was so soft and unlike most whole meal bread it wasn’t too bran-y. I’m not usually a huge fan! The soup was just so tasty. Loads of flavour!

My main course was one of the house salads – Smoked Trout & Prawn Salad.

It falls under the category of “do I eat it of frame it?!” Observe…

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The trout was served smoked, the prawns in a Marie Rose sauce, sprinkled with chilli. The entirely home made salad consisted of: potato salad, coleslaw with cranberries, grated carrot with sultanas, lettuce, mixed bean & pulse salad, tomato pasta salad and to top it all off there were pieces of fruit scattered over the top and also used as a garnish. Namely, strawberry, blueberries, peach, pineapple, white & red grapes, kiwi, orange and lemon.

The Smiddy is one place where you can be treated to gorgeous (visually and taste-wise) food but leave totally guilt free. Well, that’s if you avoid the home baking…

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