Crannog is situated on the shore of Loch Linnhe and boasts stunning views of Scotland’s natural beauty. The restaurant began as a local fisherman’s bait shed and was later converted into the iconic establishment it is today. The transformation was motivated by a desire to serve the highest quality of seafood that the British isles has to offer. Dishes are designed to showcase the natural taste and freshness of local products. Try the typical Scottish dessert, Cranachan, which they make with Ben Nevis Whiskey from Fort William’s own distillery.
Crannog, Town Pier, Fort William, Scotland, +44 1397 705589
The Lime Tree adds a modern twist to the traditional dining experience common to the restaurants of the Scottish highlands. The award-winning food elevates local ingredients with originality, pushing boundaries in flavour and texture. As well as being a hotel and restaurant, The Lime Tree also houses its own art gallery called An Ealdhain which is Gaelic for ‘place for creativity’. Artwork from the gallery’s resident artists is on display in the restaurant and the dishes themselves are presented with great attention to detail and aesthetic.
The Lime Tree, The Old Manse, Achintore Road, Fort William, Scotland, +44 1397 701806
With Britain’s highest mountain towering overhead, the Ben Nevis Inn is the ideal place to recharge batteries after some hiking. The rustic dark wood and stone wall interior complements the breathtaking scenery which lies on the other side of the windows. The menu features local delicacies such as haggis and Cullen skink at great prices. Head there on a Tuesday evening during summer for live music. Patrons are encouraged to bring their instruments along and join the party.
Ben Nevis Inn, Achintee, Glen Nevis, Fort William, Scotland, +44 1397 701227
If you want a change from haggis and seafood, visit Sugar and Spice. This unassuming family business has grown to be a favourite among Fort William locals for its authentic Thai food. Curries and stir fries come with a choice of vegetable, chicken or king prawn, so cater for all tastes. The décor is in keeping with the Thai theme but remains subtle and minimalist.
Sugar and Spice, 147 High Street, Fort William, Scotland, +44 1397 705005