• The Highland Club Team

Where to eat in Fort Augustus

Updated: Feb 23

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!).

Opening times

11am until 9pm

The kitchen opens at 12pm.

Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366682

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.

Opening times


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!

Opening times

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/

  1. The Brasserie – £££

Opening Times


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!

Opening times

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.

Opening times

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

Opening Times

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