The Castle Tavern is primarily a real pub that prides itself in its food and specialises in an extremely wide range of malts.
Loch Ness Drumnadrochit Hotel
The Hotel is the perfect base from which to tour the Loch Ness area and the Scottish Highlands.
The Struy Inn
The Struy Inn is a traditional 19th century country inn situated in the heart of Scotland’s Central Highlands, within an easy drive of both Inverness and Loch Ness.
Water Top Up Scheme - Loch Ness Backpackers
Based in Drumnadrochit close to the Great Glen Way.
The Lock Inn
The Lock Inn is a traditional Highland Pub sitting on the banks of the canal in Fort Augustus.
Dows Bar & Bistro
Family friendly and fun, Dows Bistro offers excellent, locally sourced food combined with premium spirits & beers, delicious wines and cheeky cocktails.
Water Top Up Scheme - Petra Palumbo
Located on the High Street in Beauly
This grand hotel has a great location in the heart of Inverness, yet in a quiet area with splendid views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle.
The Priory Hotel
The Priory Hotel is an ideal location to visit Beauly and the Scottish highlands.
The Kingsmills Hotel
The Kingsmills Hotel perfectly blends tradition, contemporary design and passionate service.
Water Top Up Scheme - Inverness Botanic Gardens
Coach House Cafe at Tomich Holidays
Located in the Victorian conservation village of Tomich on the edge of the Glen Affric.
The Steading Country Inn
CEUD MILE FAILTE. The Warmest Welcome in the Glen. The Inn is situated 6 miles from Drumnadrochit on the A831 Glen Urquhart in the Scottish Highlands.
The Dores Inn
Set on the shore of Loch Ness, a family run restaurant and pub.
Water Top Up Scheme - Corner on the square
Based on Beauly High Street!
Loch Ness Country House Hotel
Loch Ness Country House Hotel a haven of tranquillity,
Fiddler's Highland Restaurant
Fiddler’s is a warm, inviting restaurant offering traditional Scottish dishes such as Haggis, Venison and Salmon as well as more international items.
An unforgettable combination of fantastic locally sourced food and drink and storytelling.
Scottish Fayre on the River Ness
Ness Walk Hotel
Enjoy riverside views at this secluded 5 star hotel in the heart of the vibrant city of Inverness.
The Glen Mhor Hotel & Apartments
Sitting proudly on the Banks of the River Ness is the stunning Glen Mhor hotel.
Water Top Up Scheme - Torvean Caravan Park
On the banks of the caledonian canal by the Tomnahurich bridge
Water Top Up Scheme - Foyers Stores & Waterfall Cafe
Stores and cafe in Foyers
The Highland Club - Abbey Church 4
The Highland Club is a development of luxury self-catering apartments within Fort Augustus Abbey.
Lochletter Lodges, only 4 lodges, good privacy, surrounded by hills, woodland and fields.
Shop, Eat, Drink & Relax at An Talla
Premier Inn Riverness
From booking to bed, we're here to help you rest easy.
Crown Court Hotel
The Crown Court Town House Hotel is located in the Highland capital, the city of Inverness.
Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
4 Star Hotel & Spa-luxury pool, leisure club, Wifi & parking on the banks of the River Ness
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens is just a mile North of the village of Golspie in East Sutherland.
Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop
Vegetarian and Vegan Cafe and Bicyle workshop
River House Restaurant
We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us.
Brewer’s Fayre Inshes Gate
At the Inshes Gate you’ll find pub food as it should be!
Water Top Up Scheme - Fiddlers
Based in the centre of Drumnadrochit
Pizza Hut Inverness
What started out as a single Hut in Islington, London is now over 700 Restaurants and Delivery outlets up and down the UK, and guess what, the pizza is still the best in town.
Glenmoriston Town House Hotel & Apartments
When only the best will do ...
At Urquhart’s Restaurant we take great pride in serving beautiful home cooked cuisine.
Foyers House is a family run adult only guest house on Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands .
Grouse & Trout, The Steadings Hotel
Traditional Scottish Highland Hotel in a quiet, tranquil rural location.
Quilacridhe Tearoom at Drumbuie Farm B&B
Wee B&B,Tearoom, and gift shop over looking Loch Ness surrounded by our hairy highland coos
Water Top Up Scheme - Tomich Holidays
A place to top up when exploring Tomich!
A traditional highland hotel & bar with quirky decor serving the best of Scottish produce.
Set among glorious tranquility, Glenurquhart House nestles on a secluded wooded hillside and enjoys some of the most spectacular Scottish scenery, with views of Loch Meiklie and Glenurquhart.
Culloden House Hotel
At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.
The largest sport and leisure facility in the Highlands.
Jurys Inn Inverness
Perfectly placed for visiting the ‘Capital of the Highlands’
We believe in attention to detail. The level of care the team display, offers a memorable experience
An ideal stop off for a fast, value for money family meal.
Water Top Up Scheme - The Palace Hotel
Based in the city centre on the river Ness
Urquhart Castle & Visitor Centre
Urquhart Castle situated on the shore of Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s largest castles.
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Based on Academy Street in the centre of Inverness
The Drumossie Hotel
Set in nine acres of parkland, the listed art deco New Drumossie Hotel is an oasis of peace and elegance.
Coul House Hotel
Coul House is an country house hotel, located(20 minutes north of Inverness).
The Malt Room
INVERNESS' FIRST WHISKY BAR
Highland Food and Drink Trail
Street food Inverness style!
Craigdarroch, a small independent hotel, restaurant & bar with breathtaking views over Loch Ness
Lovely self catering cottages or lodges on rural Highland Estate. Pets welcome. Wi Fi
Water Top Up Scheme - The Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments
On the riverside in Inverness
We pride ourselves on offering a clean, professional, friendly service and quality hostel.
Premier Inn Millburn Road
From booking to bed, we're here to help you rest easy.
The Snow Goose
Situated on land that was originally part of Stoneyfield House, the Snow Goose was previously known as the Coach House Inn.
Water Top Up Scheme - Triquerta Crafts
Located in the Victorian market in Inverness city centre
Water Top Up Scheme - Morag's Lodge
Based in Fort Augustus on the Great glen way!
Water Top Up Scheme - Loch Ness Hub
Based in the very centre of Drumnadrochit on the Great Glen Way
KFC is an American fast food restaurant chain that specialises in fried chicken.
Water Top Up Scheme - Kingsmills Hotel
Based on the outskirts of the city centre
More than a bar!
Whether you are staying locally or just paying a short visit to the Glen Affric & Loch Ness area you will be more than welcome at the Slaters Arms country pub and restaurant.
Eden Court Highlands
Live theatre, cinema, classes and cafe/bar by the riverside in Inverness.
Beaufort Hotel is a family business with 34 comfortable En Suite rooms.Free parking available
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A monument of Gothic architecture, the most Northerly Anglican Cathedral in the UK.
Water Top Up Scheme - Oakvilla
Based near the city centre
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Based near the Caledonian Canal
Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre
Visiting Culloden the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil takes on a whole new meaning with the opening of an exciting new visitor centre and interactive exhibition.
Award-winning, independent, small, stylish and friendly, the Heathmount Hotel gives guests a real taste of Inverness.
The Kitchen Brasserie
The Kitchen is housed in modern, glass building located on the banks of the River Ness.
Inchnacardoch Lodge Hotel
We pride ourselves on being one of the best Loch Ness hotels around and are situated only minutes away from the small village of Fort Augustus with its shops, pubs, restaurants and Loch Ness cruise hire boats, as well as the famous the Caledonian Canal.
The historic market at the heart of the City centre.
Glen Moriston Arms Hotel
A stones throw from Loch Ness, a world away from your daily cares
Water Top Up Scheme - The Lovat
Top up when exploring beautiful Fort Augustus
Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre
The new Caledonian Canal Centre in Fort Augustus is a world-class visitor and destination hub.
Bunchrew House Hotel
Looking for a romantic break or the perfect location near Inverness to explore the Highlands?
The Cnoc Hotel
Small family run Hotel in Strathfarrar, offering a very warm welcome!
Prime Steak & Seafood
A la Carte restaurant offering quality dishes from locally sourced ingredients.
Water Top Up Scheme - AC Marriott
Water Top Up Scheme - Glenview House
Based in Drumnadrochit
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Based in the Crown area of Inverness
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Based in Doch Garroch along the Caledonian Canal
The Craigmonie Hotel is situated in a quiet leafy residential area, yet only a matter of minutes from the centre of Inverness, Scotland’s newest and fastest growing city.
Water Top Up Scheme - Abertarff House
Based on Church street in the City centre
Hou Hou Mei
A modern take on traditional Asian cuisine in Inverness.
Water Top Up Scheme - Moray Park Guest House
Close to the city and River Ness.
Water Top Up Scheme - Highland Campervans
Based on the A96 inbetween Inverness and the airport
Water Top Up Scheme - Eden Court Theatre
Based on the riverside in the city center.
Loch Ness Inn
The Loch Ness Inn, which is a small hotel, is located in Drumnadrochit, just 1.5 miles from Urquhart Castle and 15 miles from the Highland capital, Inverness.
Water Top Up Scheme - Glenkirk B&B
Based in Drumnadrochit
Water Top Up Scheme - Inver Coille Camping
Based 3 miles from Invermoriston on the Great Glen Way
Water Top Up Scheme - Foyers Lodge
Located in Foyers on the south side of Loch Ness
Gun Lodge Hotel & Cromal Hill Restaurant
A full A la Carte Menu offering a wide range of dining options is available in addition to our extremely popular bar food prepared by our catering team – all available in a relaxing atmosphere in our cosy restaurant.
Cameron’s Tea Room
The Camerons Tea Room & Farm Shop at Glenlia Farm in the village of Foyers.
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On the canal side by the Tomhahurich bridge
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Located in the city centre near the castle
Water Top Up Scheme - Courtyard by Marriott
Hotel based at the Inverness Airport
Welcome to Cairngorms Activities with a wide range of activities, accommodation and a licensed cafe.
Water Top Up Scheme - The Priory Hotel
Based in the square on the High Street in Beauly
The Boat House Restaurant
Welcome to The Boathouse. In our first season under new, local management we’re happy to say the Boathouse is now the perfect place to come for a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, good food, and a stunning setting.
Where to eat in Inverness and Loch Ness
Inverness and Loch ness is not short of places to eat and drink, from fine dining to street food, there are options catering for all tastes and budgets and what’s even more exciting is the food scene in the area is growing fast!
Using the map above you can filter the choices of what you are looking for and below you can find out about different venues and experiences you can have when visiting the destination! Bon Appetite or should we say "Biadh math" which is Gaelic for good food!
When discovering a new destination if luxurious fine dining is high up on your to-do list, you will be pleased to know we have some fantastic options available in Inverness and Loch Ness. Both traditional and exciting innovative menus are on offer using the freshest local produce, finest ingredients, quality cuts, and mouth watering flavour combinations.
Fort Augustus - Station Road restaurant at The Lovat Hotel
Inverness - The Torrish Restaurant at the 5 star Ness Walk Hotel
Inverness - Independent, family-owned Rocpool Restaurant
Culloden - The Culloden House Hotel
Local restaurants in Inverness
Where do the locals eat? Is something often researched when travelling somewhere new, finding the popular hidden gems. Well we are lucky to have many local independent restaurants serving great quality delicious food with menus full of locally sourced produce and a good choice of options including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets being well catered for.
Food and drink experiences
If you are looking for a foodie experience with a difference, the Downright Gabbler in Beauly offers something you will not want to miss. Mixing a menu that is full to the brim of Scottish and locally sourced produce alongside some fabulous historic and cultural storytelling, you are guaranteed a unique and entertaining evening.
"Living the dram" for Whisky lovers and the "Ale and hearty" evening for anyone who loves beer and its history are just a few of the themed evenings on offer.
The small villages and hamlets surrounding Inverness and Loch ness offer some wonderful rural dining options, so you are well catered for after a days exploring. Always remember that with more rural locations it can sometimes mean seasonal hours or closures are in place so do check ahead if you are planning to travel or are staying remotely.
Whitebridge - Whitebridge Hotel
Foyers - Craigdarroch Hotel - Foyers Lodge
Beauly - The Priory Hotel
Struy, By Beauly - Cnoc Hotel
Fort Augustus - The Lock Inn
Drumnadrochit - Loch Ness Inn - Fiddlers Restaurant
The Highland Food and Drink Trail
Street food Inverness Style!
If you love to try great food produced by local businesses, then you need to add a visit to the Highland Food and Drink trail to your to do list. Based on the riverside outside the cathedral you will find a weekly offering of tasty treats from the vendors on the trail. Everything from healthy juices to locally sourced seafood snacks, delicious fresh pasta to a Highland Hog Roast.
Check out what's on offer via their social media channels and do not miss out!
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