Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. The village has a population of around 646 (2001); its economy is heavily reliant on tourism.
Things to do in Fort Augustus
4 based on 184 reviews
I was pretty nervous about trying this place based on all the really bad reviews they got, but this is the only option for evening dining in Invermoriston, and my B&B hosts told me they hadn't heard anything bad from their guests "this year." The food wasn't as bad as I had feared, but it wasn't exactly great either. I had the mushroom crostini appetizer, which was really good, and very mushroomy tasting. I also had the trout filet, which was just "meh." Bland and not cooked all that well, with some bones still in it. Also it seemed that none of the wait staff spoke English as a first language, which I have to admit was a little offputting. Basically for the prices they were charging I would expect the food to be really good (not top notch, just really good) and it was, overall, just OK. My recommendation would be to eat a late lunch at the Glen Rowan Cafe and skip dinner here. And if it's lunch time, then don't think twice about skipping this place.
4.5 based on 118 reviews
The hotel dining room at Glengarry Castle Hotel, Invergarry. Open for dinner between 7.00 and 8.30pm daily from March to November while the hotel is open. Our menu changes daily and is based on our local produce - Salmon, Venison, Beef, Lamb and Haggis feature regularly. Reservations are recommended.
Our food and wine was all very good! The dining room is very pretty! We loved eating dinner there! It is family friendly. The wait staff were all very good. We enjoyed our coffee, dessert and after dinner drinks in the beautiful library over looking the Gardens and loch.
4.5 based on 454 reviews
40 Seater Brasserie with modern surroundings is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week - offering local produce, presented with care, creativity & flair.
Upon arriving I was treated attentively and it continued throughout the meal. The surroundings were pleasant, crisp and clean. They served a lg piece of house bread with soy butter and fresh still water. Good for a starter.
For the meal. I had a tomato tart under tempura coated green beans and pesto orzo with pine nuts and chanterelles. Very delicious.
4 based on 914 reviews
Enjoy lunch, dinner or just a drink at The Boathouse Restaurant on the shores of Loch Ness. Open everyday all day 11am - 9pm. Outdoor Seating.
The location of this restaurant is wonderful and the building itself is lovely. The food was decidedly average at what seems to me like slightly too much money. The serving staff were polite and attentive but very young and not knowledgeable. It was quite cold in there although it was an exceptionally cold day. Not a great menu for a gluten free diner.
4 based on 1 reviews
This a great wee pub with a proper open fire serving a good section of beers, gins & whiskies. The food is decent too, it's typical pub food but its well done pub food.
3.5 based on 1 reviews
I think some of the reviews are a bit harsh. The staff were helpful, the guys behind the bar, definitely were. The meals were pub food with a scottish angle. I wouldn't go mad about this place but it had a nice cosy area near the fire and a bright conservatory with lots of tables. Given how few places were open in Jan, I was very happy we went there.
2.5 based on 432 reviews
Visited whilst on a coach tour around Loch Ness. This was recommended by the driver and he was spot on. Plenty of tables, nice and warm inside and good quick efficient service. Range of hot and cold meals and snacks. Went for the soup and Sandwich. The Sandwich came with a nice side salad and chips. Both were reasonably priced totalling just over £8. Would go back
4 based on 278 reviews
A relaxed and Informal Traditional 4 Star Country Inn nestled in the entrance to Glengarry. The Brasserie is attached to the Invergarry Hotel is open to the public, we are a very busy wee place so booking a table for dinner is always advised. Our Brasserie serves Fresh & Local Produce that is cooked to order and is a relaxed and informal dining experience. We have an excellent range of Wines, Ales & Malt Whiskies to choose from. Roaring Log Wood Burners and superb hospitality from our very friendly team. A place to unwind & make yourself at home, we are a fantastic stop off point for touring the Highlands of Scotland with a combination of warm & clean public areas, good facilities, excellent food & great hospitality.
Visit here every year & it never disappoints. The food here is excellent, some of the best I've ever had. Very well priced. Lovely staff in a nice relaxed setting. Can't praise it enough
5 based on 227 reviews
Glen Rowan Cafe / Restaurant is a family run business specialising in fresh food and home made baking, in a beautiful location close to Loch Ness.
I arrived too early in Invermoriston to check in to my B&B, so decided to have something to eat nad drink while I waited. After having walked all day in the rain, I had fantastic hot chocolate, cake and a nice chat to the lovely lady at the Glen Roman Cafe. Just go, it's just past the Clog shop.
4.5 based on 181 reviews
You will also find The Eagle Barge Inn on http://www.fortaugustus.org/invergarry/foodanddrink.php
When I saw the leaflet about the "chef atomic sauce challenge", I should have guessed. A good place does not need such silly enternainement to attract customers. Neither does a genuine Chef...
We dropped by for lunch on a cold and rainy day on our cycling way. We were greeted sullenly by a young lady. No other customers were there.
We asked for the soup of the day as starter and some tea for two.
The tea was very very light : without any tea bags in it. Milk provided in sticks.
The soup was just awful : tinned tomatoes of cheap quality just taken out of the can (could feel the metallic taste of it), mixed, microwawed, topped with a tiny pinch of dried basil... and that's all !
The bread was served without any butter, the loaf as small as a todler's fist. Very soft and warm (just microwaved).
We did not ordered anything else to eat, it could have been worse.
Decoration and furnitures were the usual for this type of trap : loads of useless stuffs piled up everywhere such as various types of swords, toys etc. usual wooden panels displaying knots or the average local wreckage story etc. etc.
Music was good, heat was on which were the only positive points.
I guess that some customers and tourists might find this place quite exotic and typical. We just find it a pretentious and deceptive cheap place.
Er... cheap is not the right word when you pay £11 for such grub.
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