The owners who took over the Boathouse cafe and restaurant in Kinross in early 2015 have succeeded in making the venue an all-year round destination. With the addition of lamps, candlelight, fairy lights and sofas, the cafe is now a cozy winter venue. Under the previous ownership the opening hours in winter were intermittent and all the focus seemed to be on the decked seating area outside; admittedly the deck boasts stunning views of Loch Leven and the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. The food is very good although it’s not cheap and the service was a bit slow on the day of our visit although that might have been because the kitchen was gearing up for a busy Valentine’s Day. Still, it’s a great place to stop on your way around Loch Leven especially now that the path extends the whole way around the loch.