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Food and restaurants in Highland Council

Top restaurants

“A firm favourite. If you are here in the summer months, try and get a table upstairs on the terrace.”
  • 56 locals recommend
“Rocpool is a lovely restaurant with excellent local produce, especially seafood, fish and game (fresh in season, frozen otherwise). Not to be confused with the Rocpool Reserve, which is also very good but rather more formal and expensive!”
  • 52 locals recommend
“Shopping - Ladies, Gents, delicatessen & cafe. 15 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Upmarket restaurant, can be busy so would recommend booking a table in advance. Walking distance from flat.”
  • 28 locals recommend
“Good pub food and located on the shore of Loch Ness. Some really nice walks along the shores and through the woodland nearby. Highly recommended. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Excellent food using local ingredients. Fantastic views of River Ness. Book in advance especially if you would like a window seat.”
  • 31 locals recommend
“Why not add the Castle Tavern to your eating and drinking places. The outside seating area provides a wonderful spot to view the castle and the comings and goings of inverness. The food and drink served is also delicious. Well worth a visit”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Johnny Foxes is great for a drink early on or if you like live music head there later in the night. Only a short walk to and from The Loft.”
  • 23 locals recommend


Clothing Store
“Johnstons is a great place to visit. Take a free tour of the factory to see how the methods, machinery and craftsmanship of many years past are still used today to create the wonderful Johnstons products, as well as for Burberry, Hermes and other iconic brands. Relax and enjoy coffee, cake or lunch in the fabulous restaurant before some well earned retail therapy in the Mill Shop. Fabulous interiors, clothing, gifts and accessories and local produce. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Velocity is a community enterprise cafe and bicycle workshop. Their aim is to inspire more folk to cycle and lead a healthy, happy lifestyle. Great food, great coffee and great ethos!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Excellent tour guides with passion for the local area. Variety of tours available - bike, 4X4, walking. The Red Deer Centre is well worth a visit. The onsite cafe and gift shop are fabulous!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“A good place to stop when exploring the south of the island. My favourite pizza is “over the sia” - a fresh seafood pizza , absolutely yummy and great coffee. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“History of Clans of Skye, good day out as part of exploring the South of Skye.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“steading with a nice range of shops, a good cafe, playground and stunning walks along the river Findhorn”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is one of the best restaurants for super fresh seafood is the area, always really busy and recommend booking to guarantee a table.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Book Store
“An eclectic mix of fantastic books, pictures spliced with excellent cakes and marvellous coffee - You know it makes sense baby”
  • 18 locals recommend


“The Isle of Skye baking company is a wee bit out of Portree but it dose great lunch breads and sweet treats. They have a variety of lovely short breads that are also great as wee gifts. Also if you're a Tea drinker they have a good variety and even some local blends that are very tasty. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
“The oldest bakery on Skye, all the baking made fresh every day. Lovely bread. There is a small eating area serving breakfasts and lunches. The strawberry tarts are lush! And the BLT roll is a real treat after a walk on Coral Beach. Opens daily at 10am (except Sunday) people queue out the door for the bread it’s that good. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“You have to visit the bakery for not only their gorgeous breads but also to see the super cute quirky fairy tale buildings!”
  • 6 locals recommend
“This elegant Grade A listed former courthouse, built in 1773, now houses fascinating exhibitions about the historic town of Cromarty, which are FREE to visit. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Flora was a Bake off finalist and this is her tiny but beautiful bakery in the gorgeous town of Dunkeld. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Dave the baker is a legend and always has a full stocked bakery with breads, cakes & pies.”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Visit this artisan bakery early if you want some amazing treats - long ferment bread, hand made viennoiserie, patisserie & savouries to die for but they get scooped up early. Delicious freshly made pizzas & hot rolls served throughout the day in the beautifully built Crannog building next door which overlooks the marina. 40mins drive west from the Old Laundry. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Our go to place for Aberdeenshire butteries and home of the world famous Balmoral bread.”
  • 2 locals recommend