Located at 30 Colquhoun Square in the heart of Helensburgh, open from 9 o’clock each morning through until late at night: serving morning coffees, light weekend brunches, afternoon cream teas and inspired, seasonal à la carte bistro menus which showcase the best local produce. To complement the food, they offer a wide selection of great drinks too.
From the kitchen: think hand-cut pappardelle with rabbit and mustard; sea trout, apple and fennel salad with pickled cucumber; and Scottish lamb hotpot with buttered kale and young vegetables.
At the bar: it’s all about quality craft beers, great spirits and wines, over 25 Scottish gins and creative cocktails. In the wine shop: a wide range of Old and New World wines – from the accessible to the indulgent – awaits to tempt your palate.
The spectacular courtyard terrace adds an al fresco touch to proceedings, whilst anyone looking for a casual beer or a wee dram is more than welcome to pull up a stool at the bar and perhaps snack on a haggis Scotch egg or crunch some homemade pork crackling. They have even got their own wine shop for you to explore and take your newly-discovered bottles home!
You may have noticed that they are rather passionate about wine at Sugar Boat. In fact, they are so enthusiastic about the subject that not only do they offer over 100 wines on the list for you to enjoy whilst visiting, they also have their own wine shop for you to browse and take away some fruit of the vine to appreciate in the comfort of your own home!
Through their extensive (and fun!) research and tastings, they have chosen a stock of great wines; accessible options to sumptuous selections, Old World to New; from across the globe. Whether you are unsure of your Pinot Noir from your Pinotage or are an aspiring sommelier in your spare time, the crew at Sugar Boat are on hand to explain flavour notes, pass on tips and share their own favourites. So, if you are seeking that perfect something to sip at your leisure or a paired assortment of wines to present at a dinner party you plan to host, the crew at Sugar Boat are here to help you!