Restaurants

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 Kinlochleven

Lochleven Seafood Cafe

This outstanding place serves superb shellfish freshly plucked from live tanks – oysters, razor clams, scallops, lobster and crab – plus a daily fish special and some non-seafood dishes. For warm days, there’s an ou…
Top Choice Scottish in Fort William

Lime Tree

Fort William is not over-endowed with great places to eat, but the restaurant at this small hotel and art gallery has put the UK’s Outdoor Capital on the gastronomic map. The chef turns out delicious dishes built ar…
Top Choice Cafe in Glen Coe

Glencoe Café

This friendly cafe is the social hub of Glencoe village, serving breakfast fry-ups till 11.30am (including vegetarian versions), light lunches based on local produce (think Cullen skink, smoked salmon quiche, veniso…
Top Choice Seafood in Fort William

Crannog Seafood Restaurant

The Crannog wins the prize for the best location in town – perched on the Town Pier, giving window-table diners an uninterrupted view down Loch Linnhe. Informal and unfussy, it specialises in fresh local fish – ther…
Top Choice Scottish in Glen Nevis

Ben Nevis Inn

This great barn of a pub serves real ale and tasty bar meals (till 9pm), and has a comfy 24-bed bunkhouse downstairs (beds £17 per person). It’s at the start of the path from Achintee up Ben Nevis, and only a mile f…
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 …
International in Fort William

Geographer

Bright and modern in atmosphere, this restaurant takes its inspiration from the owner's travels with a menu that mixes standards, such as burgers and fish and chips, with a selection of dishes from around the globe,…
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…