Updated: May 7
Fort Augustus may be relatively small but it has plenty of delicious places for you to grab a bite from pubs to fine dining. For all you culinary fans, we’ve made a list of where to eat in Fort Augustus!
We recommend you check availabilities and opening times during off-peak months and Christmas. All opening times listed may vary.
The Boathouse – ££ – 30 seconds walk from The Highland Club
Lunch from £5.95, Dinner from £11.95
The Boathouse is a unique dining experience as it is the only restaurant on the south shore of Loch Ness, with views that extend half way down the Loch! With traditional pub food, as well as Turkish food, there is something on the menu for everyone. For dessert, we recommend the Chocolate Fudge Cake or the Sticky Toffee Pudding (alternatively, get the Chocolate Fudge Cake there and make your own Sticky Toffee Pudding at home!).
11am until 9pm
The kitchen opens at 12pm.
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366682
So where else is there to eat in Fort Augustus when staying at The Highland Club?
The Bothy – ££/£££ – 7 minutes walk from The Highland Club
In this pub and restaurant, you have the choice of a delicious Scottish menu with plenty of options. Enjoy the opportunity to eat outside on tables reserved exclusively for The Bothy, or inside in its friendly environment.
12pm until 2:30pm
5pm until 8:30pm
12pm until 10:30pm
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA Scotland
The Caledonian Hotel -££/£££ – 9 minutes walk from The Highland Club
They offer a three-course meal with coffee for £27.50 per Person. However, advance booking is required. Please call to get opening times.
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366256
Fort Augustus Inverness-shire PH32 4BQ Scotland
The Inch Hotel – ££/£££ – 25 minute walk away/5 minute drive from The Highland Club
A little further out of Fort Augustus, The Inch Hotel’s restaurant is helmed by Phil Carnegie, who uses only local ingredients for 90% of the menu. Their classic menu allows you to experience good Scottish food that does not disappoint.
To eat there, you must book a table at http://inchhotel.com/restaurant/
Tel: +44 (0) 1456 450900
Fort Augustus Inverness-shire PH32 4BL
The Lock Inn – ££/£££ – 2 minutes walk
This bar/restaurant is an excellent choice for a refreshment or a delicious meal. From the log fire in winter to the upstairs restaurant that looks out onto the canal in the summer months, there isn’t much that can be missed here!
12pm until 11pm
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366302
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU Scotland
The Lovat Hotel – 5 minute walk from The Highland Club
The Lovat Hotel offers two restaurants, Station Road Restaurant and The Brasserie. https://www.thelovat.com/
The Brasserie – £££
7:30am – 9:30am (8:00am – 10:00am Sundays)
12pm – 2:30pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday – Thursday (until 9:30pm on Friday & Saturday)
Fort Augustus, Inverness-Shire PH32 4DU Scotland
The Moorings – ££/£££ – 8 minutes walk from The Highland Club
At the end of the Caledonian Canal’s locks, The Moorings is perfectly situated to watch the boats pass by. As well as the usual lunch fare, The Moorings offers Turkish food for a change of flavour. We would recommend the seafood pizza here!
11am until 10pm
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366484
Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32 4DJ Scotland
Canalside Fish & Chip Shop – £ – 9 minute walk from The Highland Club
Take away fish and chips – every fish is made to order so what you are served is always fresh and warm. As well as battered fish and chips, they also have traditional Scottish haggis and black pudding. You can sit by the canal with your food and enjoy the boats passing through the locks.
5pm until 9pm
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366456
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU Scotland
Eagle Barge Inn -££/£££ – 20 minute drive from The Highland Club
For another unique dining experience, visit Eagle Barge Inn which is quite literally a boat. This converted 1926 Dutch barge is a restaurant and a bar, and although it wouldn’t take you on a physical journey as you eat, the food will certainly take you to a different place.
*Please note that this restaurant is CASH ONLY
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Lunch: 12pm until 3:30pm
Evening Bar Food: 5:30pm until 8:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm until 8:30pm
However, dinner is cooked to order and so Eagle Barge Inn must know your order before 3pm on the same day.
Tel: +44 (0) 7789 858567
Laggan Locks, South Laggan Near Invergarry, Spean Bridge PH34 4EA Scotland
Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant – ££/£££ – 32 minute drive from The Highland Club
Voted SLTN’s Whiskey Bar of the Year and close to Urquhart Castle, Fiddler’s is an excellent restaurant in Drumnadrochit. The Coffee Shop is also perfect for a quick refreshment.
Restaurant: 12:30pm until 9:00pm
Coffee Shop: 12:00pm until 9:30pm
Tel: +44 (0) 1456 450678
The Village Green, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, Scotland IV63 6TX
Glengarry Castle Hotel – ££ – 13 minute drive from The Highland Club
Next to Invergarry Castle, the seat of the Chief of Clan MacDonells of Glengarry, and overlooking Loch Oich, Glengarry Castle Hotel offers excellent afternoon tea and dinner. Explore the history of the surrounding Highlands area, then sit back and enjoy a delicious meal. What could be better?
Full Afternoon Tea: £12 per person
Two course dinner: £27.00 per person
Three course dinner: £32.00 per person
A reservation is required.
Afternoon Tea: 2pm until 5pm
Dinner: 7pm until 8:30pm
Tel: +44 (0) 1809501254
Invergarry Inverness-shire PH35 4HW Scotland
Glenmoriston Arms Restaurant – ££/£££ – 13 minute drive from The Highland Club
12.30 until 2.30pm
5.30pm until 8.00pm.
However, these times are based on high season and are subject to change.
It is also advisable to book tables, especially during peak seasons.
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 351206
Invermoriston IV63 7YA Scotland
Invergarry Hotel – ££/£££ – 13 minute drive
The Brasserie in Invergarry Hotel is an excellent stop for food that is a little out of town. All the food is locally sourced and made on site. Enjoy a delicious meal and behold all the décor from old pictures to old skis. http://www.invergarryhotel.co.uk/
Breakfast: 10am until 12pm
Lunch: 12pm until 5:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm until 8pm
Coffee/Light refreshments: 10am until 11pm
Bar: 11am until 11pm
Monster Fish and Chips Co. – £ – 9 minute walk from The Highland Club
This chippie is relatively new on the block! But with hand cut and home made chips to accompany any choice of battered food (sausages, fish, you name it), there isn’t much more you can ask for!
Closing time depends on when they run out of chips!
Fort Augustus Car Park PH32 4DD Scotland
Richmond House Hotel – ££/£££ – 3 minute walk away from The Highland Club
This hotel has a bar and restaurant within its premises which offers “freshly cooked, great Scottish fare from locally sourced produce”, and stocks a great number of whiskies, beers, lagers and ciders as well.
If you would like to peruse the menu in advance, please visit: http://www.richmondhousehotel.com/sample-menu.html
Opening Times Bar:
Monday to Saturday: 11am until 12am (last calls at 11:30pm)
Sundays: 12:30pm until 12am (last calls at 11:30pm)
7:15am until 11:30am
All Day Menu
11:30am until 9pm
Tel: +44 (0) 1320366719
Richmond House Hotel Main Street Fort Augustus PH32 4BD
Post first published 2nd May 2018