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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!

Fine dining

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.

The Kitchen Brasserie

Prime seafood and Steak House

The River House restaurant

Tiger on the Wall

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.

Rural restaurants

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