Delightful small hotel, set in a converted tweed mill with a very good reputation for its cuisine. Kingussie is off the main A9 Perth-Inverness road, in the heart of the Central Highlands. The emphasis is on the very best of local produce (eg. venison, pike, mountain hare, scallops) cooked with imagination and creative flair.
Fiddlers Highland is a white detached building with attractive plants on the balcony almost opposite the main car park in Drumnadcrochit, which is on the main road to Inverness from Fort William. Scottish based food is served using local produce from noon until late in the evenings. An ideal spot for a snack after a hard day searching for Nessie.
The Camerons Tea Room & Farm Shop on Glenlia Farm is a peaceful retreat of hearty highlands meals on the south side of the Loch Ness. The cafe, part of the Cameron’s Holiday Cottage, is bright and open, with a wood burning stove, and stag antler chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Stop in for a full Scottish breakfast, a “crofter’s” lunch, or afternoon tea. Highland cattle roam the nearby fields, and the Falls of Foyers waterfalls are a short walk away.
Voted "Best Hotel in Europe" by Travel + Leisure in 2006, the Inverlochy Castle Hotel has superb cuisine in elegant surroundings. Detailed directions on the website help you figure out how to get there, and if you want to arrive by helicopter, no problem! There is a real sense of adventure in the menus here, using the best of produce with genuine imagination. The ambiance and decor are of Victorian elegance, with three splendid dining rooms, all elaborately furnished.
Old Pines is a family home as well as a restaurant, enjoy an intimate candle lit dinner in the conservatory. Your food will be prepared from fresh Scottish ingredients produced in their own garden. You are welcome to bring your own wine to compliment your meal. For food lovers, this a feast to the senses.
The heart of the old railway building has been tastefully converted into a restaurant and bar, and yes, trains still run to Fort William. Your meal will be skillfully prepared from the best Scottish ingredients, Old Station Restaurant has a one star AA rosette. Wheelchair guests and children over ten year of age are welcome, as are vegetarians. Try a Scottish beef fillet with port and green peppercorn sauce. The restaurant is closed Mondays and lunches can be arranged.
The Dores Inn is thought to be quite ancient and is decorated in stone, and clean wooden panels, a cozy place to spend a quiet evening or lunch. The food is home prepared traditional recipes like haggis, fish and chips, and beef ale pie. There is some music, but mostly it is unobtrusive background, this is a good place for a chat.