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Where to eat in Fort Augustus when at The Highland Club

Updated: May 7, 2023

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 Boathouse restaurant
The Boathouse at The Highland Club Loch Ness

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.

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

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.

  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

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.

Opening Times

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.

Opening Times

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

Opening Times


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.

Opening Times:


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:

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

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