A roadside takeaway in Harris yesterday (Thursday 4 March) made it into the top ten places to buy a takeaway picnic in the UK.
The Guardian newspaper listing – alongside North African and Indian eateries and a Cornish pasty bonanza – is a reminder of the glory days pre-Covid, when almost every week brought a new media urge to travel, taste and explore in the Western Isles.
But yesterday Lorna’s Larder, off the main road to West Harris, is celebrating getting a name-check and mini-review of their tasty takeaways.
The roadside stop is listed second of ten must-taste UK attractions. It reads: “On the road to Luskentyre is Lorna’s Larder (open daily from noon, closed Sun), a tiny truck parked in a gravel layby by the turn-off to the Golden Road.
“It’s a welcome spot for a takeaway lunch overlooking the lochs, or it’s a five-minute drive down to the beach. As well as the usual soup and sandwiches, there are some local delicacies on offer.
“The hand-dived scallops – caught by Lorna’s partner – are an indulgent addition to the menu, and there’s a Harris Burger with haggis topping. Flavours of the island pepper this picnic.”
Proprietor Lorna Dickson said she was: “Absolutely delighted to have made the top ten picnic takeaway places in the Guardian!”
The pictures show Lorna’s Larder and a view from one of her locations in Leverburgh .