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Inverness - Eating & Drinking

Inverness is known for its beauty and stunning backdrop, and it's also home to some fantastic places for eating and drinking. During your stay in Inverness be sure to pay a visit to some of the city's top stylish restaurants and bars.

Abstract Restaurant A renowned restaurant on the banks of Loch ness, specialising in modern French cuisine created using the finest Scottish produce. Holding 3 AA rosettes Abstract has won a host of awards.

River Café and Restaurant If quality home cooking is what you're looking for, this café and restaurant is the place for you. The excellent cuisine is made from fresh local ingredients and it's served in a cosy and friendly atmosphere with enviable views over the banks of the River Ness. What more could you want?

The Kitchen One of the newest and most exciting restaurants in the city, it holds court on the banks of the River Ness and combines contemporary and sophisticated design with high quality produce, creating a truly stunning experience. And if you get the chance for some al fresco dining, this is the place to do it.

The Mustard Seed Situated on the bank of the River Ness in the heart of Inverness, the Mustard Seed ombines contemporary and sophisticated design with high quality produce, creating a truly stunning Inverness restaurant experience.

Chez Roux at Rocpool Reserve
World renowned chef Albert Roux constructs the menus at Scotland's first Chez Roux restaurant. The main structure is based around French, Country, Classic cuisine made with local Scottish produce.

Hootananny brings you the best in live music, superb Thai cooking and a range of the finest locally produced real ales. Wrap all that up with a warm welcome and you have the best night out in the Highland capital. Spread across three venues - the downstairs Ceilidh Cafe Bar, Mad Hatters and The Bothy Sofa Bar - this is one night you won't want to miss.

Bunchrew House Hotel With 2 AA Rosettes, Bunchrew’s wood-panelled restaurant has fabulous views over the water to the mountains beyond, during the summer you’ll often see the most magnificent sunsets and in winter the twinkling lights of the Kessock Bridge. The food matches the stunning scenery, modern Scottish with an exciting fusion of locally sourced ingredients and produce from the growing garden.


Out of Town Dining

The Cawdor Tavern
Traditional country tavern with log fires, and oak paneling situated in the beautiful conservation village of Cawdor, close to the famous castle. Serving modern Scottish food with flair.

The Dores Inn Warm and relaxing country retreat set on the shores of Loch Ness with great food, wine and ales.