Social Programmes - Dining

The Highlands of Scotland is a wonderful gourmet's paradise where top rated pubs and restaurants can be found everywhere you go. From a riverside restaurant in Inverness to a pub in the remotest villages around Loch Ness you will unexpectedly come across a place where traditional Scottish food cooked in the traditional way will delight your palate.

There are local breweries and Whisky distilleries, many of which you will not find outside of the Highlands, and the local home baking is legendary. Like all great recipes, these elements all combine to provide you with a dining experience you will never forget.

Listed here are the restaurants that are suitable for group reservations or for exclusive use.

Contact our team for further information and for support in restaurant booking, menu selection or any other aspect of your food and beverage needs.

Restaurant Options

The Dores Inn

Set on the shore of Loch Ness, a family run restaurant and pub. The Dores Inn is now serving great food, wine and ales in a warm and relaxing atmosphere and we look forward to welcoming you there.

The Mustard Seed

Open since 1995, the simple cooking and warm, friendly atmosphere has allowed The Mustard Seed to become one of Inverness's favourite restaurants. For corporate and social groups we can accommodate reservations for up to 50 guests.

Rocpool Reataurant

This buzzy contemporary brasserie operation is available for exclusive use and capitalises on its corner site on the banks of the River Ness, with sweeping windows on two sides to open up floodlit views of the river and castle at night.

Abstract Fine Dining

Available for exclusive hire, Abstract showcases a modern outlook on classical British dishes and a commitment to quality local ingredients and depth of flavour, offered in a contemporary and elegant setting.

Contrast Brasserie

Available for excusive use and with a sharp focus on Scottish, locally sourced produce, Contrast Brasserie is a refreshing addition to the city's restaurant scene.

Cafe 1

Classical styled and informal, Cafe 1 has a friendly ambience matched only by our menu which both surprises and delights guests.

The Grill Room

Luxuriously furnished in deep reds and browns, The Grill Room provides a refined yet friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy exquisite cooking. Our award-winning chefs combine skill and creativity for unrivalled hotel dining.


Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant on the picturesque Village Green in Drumnadrochit is run by the Beach Family. We like Whisky!

Chez Roux

"Mid afternoon at Rocpool Reserve Hotel and the hallways exude an atmosphere of quiet, modern elegance." Albert Roux


Our beautiful Inglis Restaurant, nestled within the historic 18th Century building of The Kingsmills Hotel, is a lovely place to enjoy dinner and create fond memories.

The Conservatory Restaurant, The Kingsmills Hotel

Overlooking the gardens is the bright and airy Conservatory Restaurant; the ideal location for a remarkable dining experience. Enjoy our a la carte menu that celebrates our harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary flavours.

The Kitchen Brasserie

The Kitchen is a local, independently owned restaurant in the heart of Inverness, offering a warm welcome and friendly service.