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  • Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
    Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
  • The Sutor Creek Cafe at Cromarty
    The Sutor Creek Cafe at Cromarty
  • The Cross, Kingussie
    The Cross, Kingussie
  • Lunch at the Kitchen, Inverness
    Lunch at the Kitchen, Inverness
  • Three Chimneys Restaurant, Skye
    Three Chimneys Restaurant, Skye

After a day exploring the Highlands' many attractions, indulge in a real foodie experience by enjoying the unique and mouth-watering flavours in the region’s excellent eateries. From idyllic rural restaurants and country house hotels, there are plenty opportunities to enjoy the regional flavours. Wherever you are in the Highlands, don’t miss out on the fantastic range of produce on offer.

From hotels and restaurants with award-winning chefs to traditional country inns, cafés and tearooms, you are sure to find outstanding menus on offer in the Highlands, all using quality local produce.

Experience memorable meals in stunning locations overlooking the sea, by the lochside or with mountain views, or why not take a break in one of the art cafés that offer a great choice of teas, coffees and homebaking? You can also enjoy an evening in a traditional pub or inn and sit by a cosy fire while relaxing with live music, local conversation and a dram or beer.

During your Highland break, enjoy a culinary experience you’ll never forget on the Isle of Isle of Skye at the award-winning Three Chimneys restaurant. Dine in the 100-year-old crofter’s cottage and soak up the intimate atmosphere as you savour three courses of creative, modern and exciting food with a traditional twist.

Another Skye favourite is Kinloch Lodge, at Sleat, which is the home of one of Scotland’s best-loved cooks, Lady Claire Macdonald. The restaurant has been awarded the island's first Michelin star and is one of only four in the Highlands to enjoy the coverted award. Boath House at Auldearn, Nairn, Inverlochy Castle at Torlundy, Fort William and The Albannach at Lochinver in Sutherland also boast Michelin-star status.

The award-winning Applecross Inn focuses on fresh seafood with much of it fished from the bay. On any given day you could be feasting on prawns, lobster, crab, scallops, mussels or oysters. Meanwhile, the remote Old Forge Inn at Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula is praised for its seafood, venison and real ales.

Further north in Lochinver, dine in the Chez Rouz Restuarant at the Inver Lodge Hotel. The menus are devised by the legendary Albert Roux whose aim is to offer hearty country cooking using the best local produce, such as organic salmon and seabass.

Sample some fine local produce at the Rothiemurchus Centre including venison, beef, trout, heather honey and locally brewed beer. Take a look around the farm shop or sit down to a warming meal of local produce at the Druie Restaurant Café.

While in Inverness, see the finest Highlands and Scottish ingredients turned into unique and original dishes at Café 1, or sample delicious food in a converted church, with period features and modern finishes, at the Mustard Seed.

Head east to the Classroom in Nairn where Cullen Skink, Highland venison and Kildrummie beef are all on the menu, and look out for succulent cooked meat and lovely cakes in the Olive Tree Café in an idyllic location near Forres.

If you're looking to indulge your sweet tooth, the Clootie Dumpling Restaurant in Grantown on Spey serves the traditional Scottish pudding in 21 different ways. Sit outside or keep warm by the wood burning stove in the restaurant.

Browse the listings to discover the best food and drink in the Highlands.

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  1. Castle Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Castle Restaurant is an unlicensed family run business, catering for the Highlands for the past 54 years. We provide freshly prepared meals in house and are always trying to maintain the 3Qs: Quality, Quantity & Quickness. Families welcome.

  2. Gradings

    Portree

    EatScotlands independent assessor said "The food is of a very high standard, both for the quality and presentation."

  3. Clachnaharry Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Inverness City Centre

    Welcome to the Clachnaharry Inn

  4. Connage Highland Dairy

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Inverness

    A family of Highland Cheesemakers handcrafting multi award winning cheeses from home produced organic milk.

  5. Corner on the Square

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Beauly

    The Corner On The Square, with its mini food hall emporium provides excellent quality food using fresh produce whenever possible within comfortable and relaxed surroundings. The varied menu caters for most dietary requirements.

  6. Gradings

    Fort William

    Standing high above the loch, framed by Wellingtonia pines, this former Victorian hunting lodge offers several especially good characteristics. Imaginative, award-winning cuisine; owners with flair, humour and true concern for their guests.

  7. Crafts & Things

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Glencoe and Loch Leven area

    Welcome to Crafts & Things Coffee Shop

  8. Crannag Bistro

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Bonar Bridge

    Welcome to Crannag Bistro.

  9. Crannog Seafood Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

    Since 1989 Crannog has made its reputation serving top-quality seafood. With a unique combination of mouth-wateringly fresh food, a stunning waterside setting and relaxed ambiance its become a favourite for a great meal out in Lochaber.

  10. Gradings

    Invergordon

    Traditional Highland Hospitality ... in the heart of the local community. Breakfast & bistro menus ..quality ground coffee & specialist teas .. home baked cakes & country style soups .. locally reared haggis neeps & tatties!

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