Where to eat Bar food in Ardersier: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 19, 2020 Deane Carmody

Discover Restaurants offering the best Bar food in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland. Ardersier (Scottish Gaelic: Àird nan Saor) is a small former fishing village in the Scottish Highlands on the Moray Firth near Fort George, between Inverness and Nairn. Its name may be an anglicisation of the Gaelic "Àird nan Saor", or "Headland of the joiners", one local legend being that carpenters working on the construction of ecclesiastical buildings on the other side of the Moray Firth were quartered here.
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8. The Havelock

Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB Scotland Bar, Scottish, Healthy, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly [email protected] +44 1667 455500 http://www.havelocknairn.co.uk/
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4 based on 202 reviews

The Havelock

The Havelock restaurant has a warm and welcoming feel. The restaurant serves a la carte British dishes cooked to order using local seasonal produce. The addition of quality bar food - pizza baked in our stone based pizza oven, burgers, fajitas and steak s

Reviewed By Meridee C

We arrived in Nairn late in the evening, exhausted and hungry. Our hosts suggested the restaurant across the street. We were pleasantly surprised to discover the food was great and the service quick. We ended up eating there two nights! We had one of their hamburgers and fish and chips. The food was definitely Scottish and much to our liking!Thank you for your kind remarks. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

7. Culloden Moor Inn

Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5ED Scotland Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Servic +44 1463 790022
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4 based on 564 reviews

Culloden Moor Inn

Reviewed By Rantinrover

Dispel any images of a place in the style of nearby Leanach Cottage at Culloden Battlefield, this inn has all the attractiveness of a shower block from the outside. We were tipped off by our guesthouse hosts about it's popularity (nearby caravan park, locals and presumably the lack of competition in the area) so we booked a table which was just as well. The car park was full and the restaurant was busy too. (The site may also cater for a public bar - a lean-to for smokers with some coloured flashing lights seemed to be attached to a separate entrance next door). Inside it was a pleasant enough lounge bar with table service, serving standard bar meals. It had a casual atmosphere and the servers had a pleasant manner. We skipped starters and ordered Chicken with Haggis (£14.95) and Scampi with chips (£13.95). These were delivered in a reasonable timeframe considering how busy the place was when we visited. Both dishes had generous portions - the bed of haggis was a meal in itself but add to that the chicken fillet, a baked potato, a piece of corn on the cob, a chopped carrot, peas and a whisky sauce and your looking at a challenge! The next challenge was how to eat the corn on the cob without cob skewers but my wife managed to overcome both issues.I felt the scampi batter was a bit heavy and had been left in the fryer a bit too long but I couldn't criticise the portion size and overall the meal was okay.For dessert we had Sticky Toffee Pudding and Creme Brulee (£4.95 each) and these were tasty.We only added an alcohol-free beer and a gin & tonic to wash it all down which brought our bill to £48.50. Overall a fairly typical bar meal at average prices and it served it's purpose in the circumstances.

6. Bandstand Restaurant

Crescent Road Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB Scotland Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +44 1667 452341 http://www.braevalhotel.co.uk
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4 based on 856 reviews

Bandstand Restaurant

The Bandstand Restaurant is a charming restaurant overlooking Nairn beach. The glass fronted restaurant has stunning sea views. Dishes are freshly prepared from locally sourced produce. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Sunday Carvery lunch is very popul

Reviewed By RogerB2506

Seven of us stopped in for dinner, walked through the bar area and were seated in the restaurant area with a view of the water. Mussels, burgers, haddock were very good and the wine and beer made for a good evening. Would eat here again.

5. Sun Dancer

Sun Dancer Harbour Street, Nairn IV12 4PH Scotland Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Scottish, Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table [email protected] +44 1667 370037 http://www.sun-dancer.co.uk
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4 based on 788 reviews

Sun Dancer

The SunDancer consists of a top storey restaurant with breath taking views and a lower level cafe with tasty treats.

Reviewed By Jim K

a few weeks ago, 4 friends and I went for a meal in the Sundancer in Nairn, I had never been there before so didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was beautiful with amazing views over the Moray Firth. The service was excellent and the food was brilliant, could maybe have done with a little more sea bass, but truthfully it was melt in your mouth food and the presentation was lovely. Great place to go if looking for somewhere a bit special.We are delighted you and your friends enjoyed your meal with us.Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.Kind regards,Claire

4. Cawdor Tavern

Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP Scotland Bar, British, Pub, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1667 404777 http://www.cawdortavern.co.uk
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4 based on 549 reviews

Cawdor Tavern

Traditional country pub and restaurant serving modern Scottish food with flair. Situated in the beautiful conservation village of Cawdor, close to the famous Cawdor Castle, Cawdor Tavern offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a simple bowl of

Reviewed By ksph12

Burger; vegan risotto; children's mash tatties and peas. One child’s chocolate brownie and one adults chocolate brownie. 1 medium and 1 small wine; 1 fresh orange juice; 1 fruit shoot £56. Burger tasted nice but not much attention paid to presentation and very few chips. Sausages and mash came but had to ask for peas - it tasted ok though. The Vegan risotto was lovely although a tad too salty. Sadly only 2 main courses for Vegans; no chips as fried in same fat as fish; bread has milk in it and no pudding! Staff were polite and friendly but we would not rush back what we had was probably the cheapest options on the menu. Other mains were pretty expensive especially steaks. Better places to go for better value I feel this is over priced for an old tavern.

3. The Plough Inn

48 High Street, Rosemarkie IV10 8UF Scotland Bar, British, Pub, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi, Dog Friend +44 1381 620164 http://www.facebook.com/Plough-Inn-405276193015306
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4 based on 172 reviews

The Plough Inn

Newly renovated lounge and restaurant offering the finest of local food and drink. Exciting new menu accommodating vegan, vegetarian, GF and kids. Our lounge bar has an extensive range of north of Scotland gin, vodka, beer and whisky. Our public bar is in

Reviewed By jimbob_the_red

Rightio, I'm not one to complain and moan on this site at all. There were some really good things about the Plough and there were some really not good things.We'll start with the former;Ok, so we had a table booked for 7 o'clock, we got there just after 6pm we had a couple of drinks, sat outside in the beautiful beer Garden, loved the bar and general layout of the place, service was awesome, the beer was awesome. So far so good.However, as said we had booked a table in the morning for dinner at 7, we went through to the dining room, where the waitress just said to find somewhere and then went through everything they didn't have on the menu because they had been busy (No problem with that, places get busy) however, we sat at a table, which hadn't been wiped, even when our order was taken and she could see the table was filthy, it still wasn't cleaned. The food was lovely when it came, but then another wierd thing happened when we asked for another drink, we were told we had to pay for that in the bar seperate from the food, which we did, they had WiFi issues and the card payment took an age (I get things can be difficult due to the pubs remoteness)This place was frustrating because it does so many of the hard things right (good beer garden, friendly ambience, nice food, great bar service) and so many of the simple things horribly wrong, wiping tables, making sure that people can pay simply (trust me, people will spend more)

2. The Anderson

Union Street, Fortrose Scotland Pub, Bar, International, British Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +44 1381 620236 http://www.theanderson.co.uk/
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4 based on 246 reviews

The Anderson

Reviewed By Chris051973

Stayed for a couple of nights, had dinner and breakfast, the food was very good. Had multiple drinks in the evenings, many suggested by our hosts, all very delicious. Even took a nightcap to our room. Very convenient, Very clean, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very happy to recommend something for you.

Top 10 restaurants in Ardersier, United Kingdom (UK)

1. The Star Inn

8 High Street, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7QB Scotland Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Full Bar [email protected] +44 1667 300333 http://Www.starinnardersier.co.uk
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4 based on 206 reviews

The Star Inn

Reviewed By DennisLHopkins1

After a long 30-hour day of travel, and evening arrival, our B&B host recommended Star Inn. Simply superb! Wife had very substantial Veggie Tart Salad. Never had something so good and unique. I had macaroni bake. Great portion size, all homemade, glorious on a cool night. Located about 7 miles from Inverness airport. Get off beaten path and try this pub/restaurant. Reasonable prices, great service and food! Located in town of Ardersier.

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