The Highlands & Islands restaurants

Top Choice Scottish in Kirkwall

Foveran

Three miles down the Orphir road, one of Orkney's best dining options is surprisingly affordable for its quality. Tranquilly located, with a cosy eating area overlooking the sea, it shines with its classic Orcadian …
Top Choice Pub Food in Knoydart Peninsula

Old Forge

The Old Forge is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as Britain’s most remote pub. It’s surprisingly sophisticated – as well as having real ale on tap, there’s an Italian coffee machine. Food is served 12.30pm to…
Top Choice Seafood in Portmahomack

Oystercatcher

Seafood aficionados shouldn’t miss this quirky restaurant, which serves brilliant fare in a small room on the Portmahomack waterfront. Lobster is a specialty and beautifully done; other dishes have French roots and …
Top Choice Scottish in South Mull

Ninth Wave

This excellent croft restaurant is owned and operated by a lobster fisherman and his Canadian wife. The daily menu makes use of locally landed shellfish and crustaceans, vegetables and salad grown in the garden, and…
Top Choice Seafood in Oban

Ee-Usk

Bright and modern Ee-Usk (how you pronounce iasg, Gaelic for fish) occupies a prime pier location. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow diners on two levels to enjoy sweeping views while sampling local sustainable seafood…
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Bettyhill

Côte du Nord

Brilliantly innovative cuisine, wonderfully whimsical presentation and an emphasis on local ingredients are the highlights of the excellent gastronomic degustation menu here. It's an unlikely spot to find such a gou…
Top Choice Cafe in Lerwick

Fjarå

A cute wooden building in a super location, Fjarå is perched above a rocky shore and takes full advantage, with big picture windows looking out over the water and occasionally some basking seals. It does a bit of ev…
Top Choice Seafood in Plockton

Plockton Shores

This restaurant attached to a shop has a tempting menu of local seafood, including good-value platters with langoustines, mussels, crab, squat lobster and more, and succulent hand-dived tempura scallops. There's als…
Top Choice Cafe in Loch Maree & Around

Whistle Stop Cafe

A colourful presence in the former village hall, this is a tempting place to drop by for anything from a coffee to enticing bistro fare. There are great daily specials and delicious home baking, juices and smoothies…
Top Choice Seafood in Inveraray

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

The success of this cooperative is such that it now lends its name to dozens of restaurants throughout the UK. But the original is still the best, with large, salty, creamy oysters straight out of the lake, and fabu…