Road to the Isles restaurants

Seafood in Mallaig

Fish Market Restaurant

At least half-a-dozen signs in Mallaig advertise ‘seafood restaurant’, but this bright, modern, bistro-style place next to the harbour is our favourite, serving simply prepared scallops, smoked salmon, mussels, and …
Cafe in Mallaig

Tea Garden

On a sunny day the Tea Garden's terrace cafe, with its flowers, greenery and cosmopolitan backpacker staff, can feel more like the Med than Mallaig. The coffee is good, and the house speciality is a pint glass full …
Scottish in Arisaig & Morar

Old Library Lodge & Restaurant

The Old Library is a charming restaurant with rooms (singles/doubles £75/120) set in converted 200-year-old stables overlooking the waterfront in Arisaig village. The lunch menu concentrates on soups, burgers and sm…
Cafe in Glenfinnan

Dining Car Tearoom

This atmospheric tearoom, set in a 1960s railway coach, serves soup and sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and pots of tea, with superb views of the mountains above Loch Shiel. It is also possible to stay in a s…
Fish & Chips in Mallaig


Owned by a third-generation fish merchant's family, Mallaig's chippy serves superbly fresh fish and chips, as well as kippers, prawns and other seafood.
Cafe in Mallaig

Fish Market Coffee Shop

This busy cafe does a roaring trade in delicious, hot roast-beef rolls with horseradish sauce, and scones with clotted cream and jam.