Eating Out while staying at Hazelgove Self Catering Cottage, Loch Ness


If you prefer eating out rather than cooking in the cottage, there’s a great variety of restaurants to try during your stay at Hazelgrove. If you just want a short drive, then Foyers, Whitebridge and Dores offer good homely cooking.  Fort Augustus has a couple of lively restaurants beside the Caledonian Canal while Inverness has the variety and quality you would expect from any thriving city.  Most of the restaurants listed overlook the river or are right in the centre of the city. Eating out is a fun way to try the range of local produce on offer. The following list is just a sample of what is on offer.

FOYERS (2 miles) Tel Code 01456
Waterfall Café (486233):  Situated bedside the falls of Foyers – good home cooking and yummy cakes after your walk to and from the Falls! Friday night Fish & Chip takeaway superb
Camerons Tea Room (486572):  Tea room and farm shop on the far side of Foyers.  Excellent lunches and a great variety of home baking. Takeaway menu now available
Craigdarroch Inn (486400): Bar meals and good selection of  beers, ciders and ales
Loch Ness Shores Bistro (486333): Part of Loch Ness Shores camping & caravanning park – great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just cake and coffee, all on the shores of Loch Ness. Takeaway available

WHITEBRIDGE (6 miles) Tel code 01456
Whitebridge Hotel (486226): Great food in a convivial bar atmosphere. Takeaway menu available

DORES (8 miles) Tel Code 01463
Dores Inn (01463 751203):  Good pub for eating out and in a spectacular setting. Booking essential during summer. Free shuttle bus service available.

FARR (10 miles) Tel Code 01808
Grouse and Trout at the Steadings Hotel (521314):  Hotel Restaurant – quality cooking – booking recommended.

FORT AUGUSTUS (16 miles) Tel Code 01320)
Lock Inn, Canalside (366302):  Great for a pub meal and dogs are welcome!
Bothy, Canalside (366710):  Good food served by the edge of the canal but credit cards may not be accepted.
Boathouse at the Abbey (366682):  Good food and great location in the grounds of the Abbey looking down the length of Loch Ness
The Lovat Hotel ( 01456 49000): Outstanding restaurant serving very high quality food

INVERNESS (16 miles) Tel code 01463
Cafe 1, 75 Castle Street (226200):   Really imaginative use of local produce below the Castle.
Girvans, 2 – 4 St Stephens Brae (711900):  An institution amongst Invernesians!
Kitchen, 15 Huntly Street (259119) “Sister” restaurant to the Mustard Seed – excellent position overlooking the River Ness and excellent food.
La Tortilla Asesina,  99 Castle Street (709809):   High quality Spanish Tapas bar close to the castle.
Mustard Seed, 16 Fraser Street (220220):  Very good food overlooking the River Ness – one of the best restaurants in Inverness.
Riva, 4 Ness Walk (237377):  Excellent Italian beside the River Ness.
River House, 1 Greig Street (222033):  Fine dining with seafood their speciality.
Rocpool Rendevous, 1 Ness Walk (717274):  Probably our favourite restaurant in Inverness.
Rocpool Reserve, Culduthel Road 240089):  Certainly the best Hotel restaurant in Inverness and where we would recommend for that very special occasion.
Zizzi’s, 20 Bridge Street,(237735):  The Italian chain now has a restaurant over looking the river – you can’t go wrong here for an excellent meal.