Fort Augustus Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Fort Augustus

March 9, 2018 Kelli Reichel

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

1. Moriston Restaurant

Glenmoriston Arms Hotel, Invermoriston IV63 7YA, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$565 - HK$565 +44 1320 351206
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Moriston Restaurant

Reviewed By Angela C - Austin

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.

2. Restaurant at Glengarry Castle

Glengarry Castle Hotel, Invergarry PH35 4HW, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch HK$330 - HK$549 +44 1809 501254
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Restaurant at Glengarry Castle

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.

Reviewed By memarcia - Wheaton, Illinois

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.

3. The Lovat Brasserie

The Lovat | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$165 - HK$439 +44 1456 459250
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 454 reviews

The Lovat Brasserie

40 Seater Brasserie with modern surroundings is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week - offering local produce, presented with care, creativity & flair.

Reviewed By Angelyn F

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. The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant

Emporium The Highland Club | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Turkish, Scottish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$212 +44 1320 366682
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 914 reviews

The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By Meg M - Sheffield, United Kingdom

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.

5. The Lock Inn

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$8
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

The Lock Inn

Reviewed By TheKdy1 - Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

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.

6. The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 1320 366710
Excellent
21%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
10%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 1 reviews

The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By Charlie_H_P

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.

7. The Moorings

The Moorings Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32 4DJ, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly Late Night +44 1320 366484
Excellent
14%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
12%
Terrible
42%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 432 reviews

The Moorings

Reviewed By ripley054 - Gateshead, United Kingdom

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

8. Invergarry Hotel Brasserie

A87, Invergarry, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 01809501206
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 278 reviews

Invergarry Hotel Brasserie

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.

Reviewed By Dave D

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

9. Glen Rowan Cafe

Skye Road, Invermoriston IV63 7YA, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$110 +44 1320 351208
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 227 reviews

Glen Rowan Cafe

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.

Reviewed By AmarillaArvika - Arvika, Sweden

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.

10. Eagle Barge Inn

Laggan Locks | South Laggan, Near Invergarry, Spean Bridge PH34 4EA, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 7789 858567
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Eagle Barge Inn

You will also find The Eagle Barge Inn on http://www.fortaugustus.org/invergarry/foodanddrink.php

Reviewed By wrenSudOuest - sud ouest

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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