The Galleon Bistro

Isle of Mull, Highlands & Islands

Best Local Restaurant

Local Gem

Modern Scottish | Restaurant

Just off the front in Tobermory, Martin and Elaine Cahill's 'lovely bistro' reflects their high regard for 'fantastic' local produce, much of it gleaned from within a small radius of the restaurant. At lunch, that could be a warm crab crumpet with celeriac rémoulade and dill tops, while dinner might bring West Highland beef cheek with buttered spring-onion mash and crispy onion gremolata. Having worked in some of the world's fancier places, chef Martin knows how to conjure up luxury but comfort plays an equally important role – especially when it comes to puddings such as Mull mess with roasted raspberry oats. Service makes customers feel 'welcomed and valued'.