Where to Eat in Invermoriston: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 23, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Invermoriston (Inbhir Mhoireastain in Gaelic) (grid reference NH420167) is a small village 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Fort Augustus, Highland, Scotland. The village is on the A82 road, at a junction with the A887. The village's most visited attraction is the Thomas Telford bridge, built in 1813, which crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls. This bridge used to form part of the main road between Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus but was replaced in the 1930s with the new bridge used today.
Things to do in Invermoriston

1. Moriston Restaurant

Glenmoriston Arms Hotel, Invermoriston IV63 7YA, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$565 - HK$565 +44 1320 351206
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Moriston Restaurant

Reviewed By Angela C - Austin

I was pretty nervous about trying this place based on all the really bad reviews they got, but this is the only option for evening dining in Invermoriston, and my B&B hosts told me they hadn't heard anything bad from their guests "this year." The food wasn't as bad as I had feared, but it wasn't exactly great either. I had the mushroom crostini appetizer, which was really good, and very mushroomy tasting. I also had the trout filet, which was just "meh." Bland and not cooked all that well, with some bones still in it. Also it seemed that none of the wait staff spoke English as a first language, which I have to admit was a little offputting. Basically for the prices they were charging I would expect the food to be really good (not top notch, just really good) and it was, overall, just OK. My recommendation would be to eat a late lunch at the Glen Rowan Cafe and skip dinner here. And if it's lunch time, then don't think twice about skipping this place.

2. The Lovat Brasserie

The Lovat | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$165 - HK$439 +44 1456 459250
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 454 reviews

The Lovat Brasserie

40 Seater Brasserie with modern surroundings is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week - offering local produce, presented with care, creativity & flair.

Reviewed By Angelyn F

Upon arriving I was treated attentively and it continued throughout the meal. The surroundings were pleasant, crisp and clean. They served a lg piece of house bread with soy butter and fresh still water. Good for a starter.
For the meal. I had a tomato tart under tempura coated green beans and pesto orzo with pine nuts and chanterelles. Very delicious.

3. The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant

Emporium The Highland Club | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Turkish, Scottish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$212 +44 1320 366682
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 914 reviews

The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant

Enjoy lunch, dinner or just a drink at The Boathouse Restaurant on the shores of Loch Ness. Open everyday all day 11am - 9pm. Outdoor Seating.

Reviewed By Meg M - Sheffield, United Kingdom

The location of this restaurant is wonderful and the building itself is lovely. The food was decidedly average at what seems to me like slightly too much money. The serving staff were polite and attentive but very young and not knowledgeable. It was quite cold in there although it was an exceptionally cold day. Not a great menu for a gluten free diner.

4. The Lock Inn

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$8
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

The Lock Inn

Reviewed By TheKdy1 - Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

This a great wee pub with a proper open fire serving a good section of beers, gins & whiskies. The food is decent too, it's typical pub food but its well done pub food.

5. Glen Rowan Cafe

Skye Road, Invermoriston IV63 7YA, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$110 +44 1320 351208
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 227 reviews

Glen Rowan Cafe

Glen Rowan Cafe / Restaurant is a family run business specialising in fresh food and home made baking, in a beautiful location close to Loch Ness.

Reviewed By AmarillaArvika - Arvika, Sweden

I arrived too early in Invermoriston to check in to my B&B, so decided to have something to eat nad drink while I waited. After having walked all day in the rain, I had fantastic hot chocolate, cake and a nice chat to the lovely lady at the Glen Roman Cafe. Just go, it's just past the Clog shop.

6. Whitebridge Hotel Restaurant

Stratherrick | Whitebridge Hotel, Whitebridge IV2 6UN, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +44 1456 486226
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Whitebridge Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By Ronnie R - Dundee, United Kingdom

Whilst staying at the Woodside Highland Lodges we paid a couple of visits to the Whitebridge Hotel. The food was very good and the bar staff and locals very friendly. Dog friendly, we enjoyed the food and company in front of a wood burner

7. Eagle Barge Inn

Laggan Locks | South Laggan, Near Invergarry, Spean Bridge PH34 4EA, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 7789 858567
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Eagle Barge Inn

You will also find The Eagle Barge Inn on http://www.fortaugustus.org/invergarry/foodanddrink.php

Reviewed By wrenSudOuest - sud ouest

When I saw the leaflet about the "chef atomic sauce challenge", I should have guessed. A good place does not need such silly enternainement to attract customers. Neither does a genuine Chef...
We dropped by for lunch on a cold and rainy day on our cycling way. We were greeted sullenly by a young lady. No other customers were there.
We asked for the soup of the day as starter and some tea for two.
The tea was very very light : without any tea bags in it. Milk provided in sticks.
The soup was just awful : tinned tomatoes of cheap quality just taken out of the can (could feel the metallic taste of it), mixed, microwawed, topped with a tiny pinch of dried basil... and that's all !
The bread was served without any butter, the loaf as small as a todler's fist. Very soft and warm (just microwaved).
We did not ordered anything else to eat, it could have been worse.
Decoration and furnitures were the usual for this type of trap : loads of useless stuffs piled up everywhere such as various types of swords, toys etc. usual wooden panels displaying knots or the average local wreckage story etc. etc.
Music was good, heat was on which were the only positive points.
I guess that some customers and tourists might find this place quite exotic and typical. We just find it a pretentious and deceptive cheap place.
Er... cheap is not the right word when you pay £11 for such grub.

8. The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop

B852 | The Camerons, Foyers, South Side Loch Ness, Foyers IV2 6YA, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$86 +44 1456 486572
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop

Reviewed By groovysister2603 - Inverness Scotland

Visited today after Reading it was the top spot in Inverness area. We ordered the soup sandwiches Packages as there wasn't a choice on the menu..but I guess it's still Off season just now. The Broccoli and Stilton soup was delicious and I couldn't fault it, but the Scotch Broth was extremely tasteless and bland as if the stock and seasoning had been forgotten. The Sandwich, when it came, was only 2 quarters...not even a whole Sandwich?. The home made coleslaw was delicious.
We decided on cake as it looked amazing and the slices were enormous. However it was extremely dry and crumbled straight away when trying to eat it. We were really disappointed. I understand it's a slow time of year and a large cake may take some time to be eaten and so may dry out by the time it's sold, but it really was very tasteless.
The serving staff wernt overly friendly. A small village eatery I would have imagined to have extremely happy smiling staff who should welcome new customers with an over the top welcome, after all it wasn't busy...but it was really grey and boring. The room was really chilly, I didn't want to be rude and put my jacket back on, but I wanted too. The toilets were sooo cold however that when you walked back into the main room, it actually felt warm. I felt the place was just "ok". That's all it was...just ok. I would go back on a warm summer day when it's busier to see if there was more on offer on menu and maybe cake not so dry. Sorry.

9. Station Road Restaurant

The Lovat Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$494 - HK$604 +44 1456 459250
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

Station Road Restaurant

Our 5 course set menu is imaginatively devised by head chef, Sean Kelly This is what the AA has to say: "...There's a lot going on in chef Sean Kelly's world, for as well as being extremely choosy about the ingredients he uses in his five-course dinner menus, he's also incredibly imaginative and creative, producing dishes that never fail to bring a smile to your face..." Our 3 Rosette restaurant offers a FUN dining experience.

Reviewed By Critical_Mind - London

In an intimate and romantic setting, we enjoyed our five course taster menu which was simply superb. After two greetings from the kitchen, we had delicious local seafood as well as game and beef during our menu. Not only was it expertly cooked and beautifully arranged, it was also made with ingredients one would otherwise not get outside Scotland (like wild raspberry sorbet, Isle of Skye scallops... I could go on). The service was - in line with the rest of the Lovat - wonderful. The wine selection was large enough and offered some good bottles from the old continent (as opposed to only providing customers with new world wines which is rather common in the UK). Can only thoroughly recommend it!

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