Where to eat Scottish food in Loch Ness: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 19, 2020 Etsuko Causey

Discover Restaurants offering the best Scottish food in Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom. With depths reaching 700 feet and a length of more than 20 miles, Loch Ness provides plenty of hiding places for its legendary monster. Should you tire of searching for Nessie, this scenic section of the Scottish Highlands also delivers charming villages like Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus, open-air Shakespearean productions, multiple golf courses and medieval Urquhart Castle. Wildlife of the non-mythological variety and ancient Caledonian pine forests can be found in the Glen Affric nature reserve.
Things to do in Loch Ness

10. Dores Inn

B862 Loch Ness, Inverness IV2 6TR Scotland International, Bar, Scottish Breakfast, 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, Jazz Bar, Dog Friendly [email protected] +44 1463 751203 http://www.thedoresinn.co.uk
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4 based on 2011 reviews

Dores Inn

Reviewed By cyclisttorrens

Despite the cloudy weather we witnessed people swimming in Loch Ness near the pub. Adjourned to the pub for a few pints of real ale from the Loch Ness brewery.Atmospheric feel to this area and will definitely return to this pub for a lunch and a drink in the future

9. The Loch Ness Inn

Lewiston Iv63 6uw, Drumnadrochit Scotland Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1456 450991 http://www.staylochness.co.uk/
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4 based on 1035 reviews

The Loch Ness Inn

Reviewed By Keriza

We’ve visited the Loch Ness Inn several times over the years. We love the ambience of the place, and the service is always perfect, super-friendly. Tonight we felt the food was perhaps not quite up to it’s usual standard, and it’s rather expensive actually. It IS a huge tourist destination area though and I would charge a premium if I ran a restaurant there too, so fair enough. The meat in the steak & ale stew was beautifully cooked but very over-seasoned. Chips were small and over-cooked. Others in my party said the food was ‘fine’, but it was a lot better than fine the last time we were there. Coconut panna cotta didn’t have much flavour at all, I’m not sure it had sugar as an ingredient at all? You did get some sweetness from the mango sorbet which came with it. All in all, just a little bit disappointed tonight with the flavours & some of the execution. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit to the Loch Ness Inn, I have passed your comments onto the kitchen.

8. Ness Deli

The Village Green, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TX Scotland Cafe, Scottish, British Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +44 1456 450282 http://www.nessdeli.co.uk/
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4 based on 270 reviews

Ness Deli

Reviewed By NickJTGray

Stopped for a quick lunch after searching for Nessie on the loch. Food portions were generous and of good quality. Service was also excellent - the cafe was very busy but despite this the staff were very attentive and we felt well looked after.

7. Fiddler's

The Village Green, Drumnadrochit IV63 6UU Scotland Bar, European, British, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1456 450678 http://www.fiddledrum.co.uk/
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4 based on 1525 reviews

Fiddler's

Reviewed By richarda170

Went to Fiddlers whilst on holiday cruising the Caledonian canal. Its about a 20 minute walk from the mooring at Urquhart bay. We hadn't booked but we were dining early so managed to squeeze in - would recommend booking as its relatively small.They serve a good amount of local beer and ales and have a very extensive whisky menu - so much so, they have a food menu created to have with a dram pf selected whiskies.Mains of lamb cooked two ways and Loch Ness cider pork belly were very tasty with big portions. The Fruit Pavlova came with a huge meringue and a lovely fruit compote - again all desserts had a recommended dram !Service was warm and friendly - overall a nice dinner is a traditional pub. Well worth a visit.

6. The Lovat Brasserie

The Lovat, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU Scotland European, British, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1456 459250 http://www.thelovat.com
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4 based on 588 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 & charisma.

Reviewed By Worldtravel8437

Really loved the food and service- had a 3 course tasting menu that was local, fresh and well paired with wines. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice lighting, and just across the street from Highlands Club and next to the canal. After dinner, we had a nice scotch by the fireplace in the Inn waiting for the rain to slow down- great experience and #1 on our places at Loch Ness!

5. Waterfall Cafe

Foyers IV2 6XU Scotland Cafe, British, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 7493 151206 http://www.foyersstoresandwaterfallcafe.co.uk/
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4 based on 319 reviews

Waterfall Cafe

Under new managment, our cafe will be opening on the 26th of March with a new menu and a lick of paint. We are opposite the 'Falls of Foyers' in Foyers, inverness. We are open daily, year round. Fabulous freshly brewed cappuccino, latte, espresso and amer

Reviewed By RickBlack

Located midway between Inverness and Ft Augustus on the southern side of Loch Ness in made a perfect lunch stop with lots of tasty options and friendly staff. The hardest part was choosing from the homemade cakes and slices They even made a great flat white. A walk down to the waterfall across the road made the desert guilt free.

4. Redburn Cafe

Dundreggan, Glen Moriston, Inverness-Shire, Glenmoriston IV63 7YJ Scotland Cafe, British, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +44 1320 340376 http://www.facebook.com/Redburncafeandgiftshop
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5 based on 132 reviews

Redburn Cafe

Reviewed By TheButtercups

Such an unwelcoming and rude greeting from staff before entering the building we didn’t even bother to order. A bit of general politeness goes a long way. I’m sorry to hear you feel this way as we pride ourselves on making all our visitors feel welcome and enjoy their time at our cafe and have never received adverse feedback regarding such matters before. It would have been helpful to know specifically what made you feel this way to enable us to learn from your experience.

3. The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop

B852 Glenlia Farm, Foyers IV2 6YA Scotland Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1456 486572 http://www.lochnesscottage.com/Camerons-Tea-Room-and-Farm-Shop.php
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4 based on 535 reviews

The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop

Reviewed By Garth1973

After walking around Foyers Falls, this is an idea place to stop off for lunch. We drove past it on the way to Foyers, and caught our attention. So on our return we visited and before entering the building we were greeted by some Highland Cows and local deer. The owners have put a lot of attention to detail with the interior work and at the table we sat, there was a framed newspaper cutting about an encounter with Radio DJ Chris Evans. A good venue for lunch.

2. Cafe Eighty2

Lewiston, Drumnadrochit IV63 6UL Scotland Cafe, European, British, Scottish Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +44 1456 450400 http://www.facebook.com/cafeighty2
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5 based on 385 reviews

Cafe Eighty2

A wee cafe in the bonnie Highlands next to Loch Ness, with a place for everyone. Kitchen Closes 4pm

Reviewed By Lindsay T

This quirky cafe had wonderful food with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. The homemade soup I had was fabulous and the owner was very personable! It is a smaller cafe but we didn’t wait long for a table or food. Thank you all!

Top 10 restaurants in Loch Ness, United Kingdom (UK)

1. Glen Rowan Cafe

Skye Road, Invermoriston IV63 7YA Scotland Scottish Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1320 351208 http://www.facebook.com/GRcafe
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5 based on 377 reviews

Glen Rowan Cafe

Glen Rowan Cafe is a family run business specialising in fresh/local food and speciality coffee and cake, in a beautiful location close to Loch Ness.

Reviewed By MDKbrisbane

best coffee in scotland. it was perfect. thank goodness we stopped and came back to have one. very friendly staff,excellent service and it was good to have a chat and get some local info. we shared a homemade cake and after one mouthful i wished we hadnt shared and got one each. good parking and there are a few gift items to buy in the cafe.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Loch Ness, United Kingdom (UK)

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