Fiddlers Bar & Restaurant and Coffee Shop   http://www.fiddledrum.co.uk

Be sure to try Fiddler’s Coffee Shop – a favourite place to eat in Drumnadrochit! It is situated next door to the Fiddlers restaurant and has indoor and outdoor seating. Open daily for speciality coffees, teas, home baking, home made soups, paninis and sandwiches. Look out for Fiddlers food truck now situated outside the coffee shop and is a great option for the best fish and chips in Drumnadrochit (open when in demand). The Coffee Shop is licensed and provides a range of draught beers, bottled beers and wine. They are also renowned for their Fiddler’s Malt Whisky Bar!

The Fiddlers Bar & RestaurantGreat Scottish food freshly prepared – such as haggis, casseroles, seafood, slides and steaks, alongside an award winning whisky collection. Serving lunches and dinners. The best place in Drumnadrochit for an evening meal, but be sure to book..

Café Eighty 2  https://m.facebook.com/cafeighty2/

A real find for those who love freshly prepared, healthy food. Amazing selection of vegan / vegetarian and homemade meals, smoothies and juices as well as more traditional food. Gets busy at peak times and closes for food at 4pm. All day breakfast is a must – served till 4pm. On the edge of the village with plenty of parking.

Ness Deli, Licensed Bistro and cafe http://www.nessdeli.co.uk

Freshly prepared food in daytime cafe/bistro (using locals cheeses and ingredients) and displaying home made cakes and pastries (Coffees by Brodies of Edinburgh). Situated right in the heart of the village next to the green, why not stop and watch the world go by for a time! They provide breakfasts, lunches and daily specials.  Seating inside and out.

Loch Ness Innhttp://www.staylochness.co.uk

Quaint traditional Scottish Inn (built in 1838) in the village of Lewiston on one of the oldest streets in the area. The restaurant offers diners the chance to experience the best of local Highland produce in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Visit the Brewery Bar and sample the local beers and whiskies.

Further afield  

Urquhart Castle café  https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/urquhart-castle/

2 miles north of Drumnadrochit. If you are visiting the historic Urquhart Castle, the views of the Castle and Loch Ness from the cafe are stunning. Ideal to soak up the atmosphere. They are a ‘Taste our Best’ cafe and  the dishes on their menu are prepared with locally sourced produce.  All day cafe serving coffees, cakes and lunches

April, May & September: Daily from 9.30am to last entry at 5.15pm

June, July & August: Daily from 9.30am to last entry at 7.15pm

October: Daily from 9.30am to last entry at 4.15pm 

November to March: Daily from 9.30am to last entry at 3.45pm

Cameron’s Tea Room & Farm Shop  http://lochnesscottage.com/Camerons-Tea-Room-and-Farm-Shop.php

Complete with farm shop offering seasonal produce as well as local crafts, the tea room is on on Glenlia Farm in the village of Foyers.It is only a quarter of a mile from the famous Falls of Foyers waterfall. Look out for the sign to Camerons Holiday Cottage, Camerons Tea Room and the highland cattle in the fields.

The bright and spacious cafe offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea – well worth a trip!!

The Mustard Seed https://www.mustardseedrestaurant.co.uk

For lunch or dinner with amazing Scottish food, find relaxed dining in a beautiful building in the centre of Inverness. The transformation from disused church to restaurant created a unique space; with a double-height ceiling and magnificent open log fire. Many of the original period features were retained and combined with a mix of natural and modern finishes. The addition of the terrace on the top floor allows alfresco dining and uninterrupted views of the River Ness, another amazing asset for the restaurant.

Rocpool Restaurant  https://www.rocpoolrestaurant.com

In the centre of Inverness, this family owned business serves fresh tasting food that is inspired by flavours from around the world, with fine local ingredients at their heart.

Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner 5.45pm – 10.00pm

Early evening menu 5.45pm – 6.30pm ( not available on Saturdays )

Closed on Sundays

Cafe Artysans http://www.cafeartysans.org.uk

Situated next to the bus and railway station in Inverness, Cafe Artysans offers you a genuine taste of the Highlands, with the menu tailored to provide the best of Scottish, freshly prepared on site.  From a full Scottish Breakfast to delicious freshly prepared lunches or home baking, Cafe Artysans aims to deliver high quality, freshly prepared food and freshly roasted coffee, whilst offering a genuine Highland welcome.

Snowgoose https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/scotland-northern-ireland/thesnowgooseinverness

A country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character, the picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub food. Here is the menu There is a vegan menu at The Snow Goose in Inverness available 6 days a week. The Snow Goose has spacious gardens and is handy for the culture and shopping in Inverness.

Storehouse of Foulis https://www.thestorehouse.scot

Situated in the  Highlands of Scotland on the shore of the Cromarty Firth with outstanding views over to the Black Isle, The Storehouse Restaurant is known as one of the best places to eat during the day. Relaxed dining and a fabulous shop filled with local farm produced gifts. Spacious indoor and outdoor seating (outside ideal for those with dogs!).

Known throughout the area for its locally sourced and delicious food – breakfast, lunch, supper or just coffee & cake – plus a lovely selection ice cream!

Cobbs at the Inverness Botanic Gardens https://www.highlifehighland.com/inverness-botanic-gardens/cafe/

Inverness Botanic Gardens is a wonderful way to spend an hour or two and no trip would be complete without a visit to the on-site Cobbs Café – a selection of home-baked cakes, soup, sandwiches and light snacks is served alongside speciality teas and freshly ground coffee. In addition to seating inside, the café has a sunny terrace overlooking the gardens. There is also a gluten free range of home baking.

The gardens offer a tranquil break amidst beautiful formal gardens, ponds, tropical house, cactus house, wild flower meadow and a secret garden! Free entry.

The Cheese Pantry https://www.connage.co.uk

This a hidden gem near Inverness Airport. Located on the family dairy farm, selling the fully organic cheeses made there as well as one of the largest selections of artisan cheeses in the Scottish Highlands.

A large range of cheese boards and knives, accompaniments for cheese, luxury chutneys and savoury biscuits or watch cheese being made through the viewing window. They have the daily soup of the day, a range of cheese selections for lunch, coffee, and cake.

The Lovat, Fort Augustus https://www.thelovat.com/dining/the-brasserie/

For a bit of luxury dining, it’s hard to beat The Lovat with the emphasis on good quality produce, carefully created menus and attentive service. With a shabby-chic interior, the atmosphere offers a calm, welcoming and warm environment in which to relax.