With gardens and an exterior to compliment the Georgian style interior, The Loch Ness Country House Hotel is certain to create an unforgettable experience. The staff are very friendly, helpful and genuine. The two-course lunch is highly recommended and booking is essential. Afternoon tea and private dining are also available.
Inverness, Highland 01463 230512
For a more contemporary feel, Rocpool Restaurant combines international tastes with Scottish produce in artistic meals such as India-inspired coriander & chilli monkfish stir fry with king prawns, tender stem broccoli & steamed jasmine rice with minted yogurt, crushed pistachio & lime; or Grecian sweet pea & halloumi fritters with oven roasted vine tomatoes, spinach & herb cous cous & fresh tsatsziki. Enjoy a wide range of choices for dessert, including vanilla crème brulee or white chocolate and coconut cheesecake with glazed banana and butterscotch sauce.
1 Ness Walk, Inverness, Inverness-Shire 01463 717274
Winner of several Scottish Hotel awards Loch Ness Inn provides visitors with the opportunity to meet locals and eat meals sourced in the Scottish highlands. The venison used in their meals is caught wild in the hills above Loch Laggen. Selling traditional Scotch dishes such as Cullen Skink alongside haggis bobotie – a Scottish take on the South African dish – customers are truly spoiled for choice. Five minute drive from Urquhart Castle and within driving distance of Inverness, Chanonry Point (where dolphins can be seen in Moray Firth) and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-Shire 01456 450991
For fast and friendly service in an idyllic location, The Dores Inn is the place to go. On the shore of Loch Erne, this family-run business provides incredible views and a simple menu of traditional Scottish fare. In the carpark, The Loch Ness Monster hunter (Steve Feltham) sells handmade models of the monster. Since he has spent a quarter of a century hunting Nessie, he’s sure to be able to answer any queries you may have!
Inverness, Highlands and Islands 01463 751203
A beautiful Victorian building set in abundant cultivated grounds, The Lovat Hotel was first recorded as being used as a hotel in 1869. The owners strive for eco-conscious running of the hotel, and as proof they use a biomass wood chip boiler and for every hotel room booked in the hotel they give 15p to a Trees for Life scheme. The restaurant in the hotel has won multiple awards in the last few years.
Fort Augustus, Highlands 01456 490000