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.
The Inch 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.
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!
Discover our local Highland larder direct to your plate.
From our wild mountains, fields and Lochs, come and discover our local larder.
Curious about the food and drink on offer in Inverness and Loch Ness? We know you will be delighted with what you will find. From farm to fork, our local Highland produce stocks many of our cafes, restaurants, pubs and street food vendors - some of the finest in the world.
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
Beauly - The Priory Hotel
Struy, By Beauly - Cnoc Hotel
Fort Augustus - The Lock Inn
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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