What could be better than eating your way around the Highlands? Look no further, foodies. Refuelling is essential when you’re having so much fun, and the local produce will not disappoint. The region prides itself on quality, from locally-reared meats to fresh seafood straight from the shores, and fresh vegetables grown only metres away from your dinner table.
Highland Home Cooking
Why not make a visit to the UK’s most remote restaurant?
Corrour Station House is a restaurant and train station tucked away from absolutely everything, and it can only be reached by train or a 10 mile walk. You’ll be welcomed by a roaring fire and breathtaking views.
Fun facts: Trainspotting and two Harry Potter films were both shot nearby, on the Rannoch Moor. Corrour Station is the highest train station in the UK at 408 m above sea level. Build up an appetite by tackling the nearby Munro of Beinn na Lap.
Find more mouth watering treats across the Highlands.
This is a legendary location in Fort William, nestled at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and is always full of fascinating clientele. Many people pop in for a drink on their way down from Ben Nevis. It is quite likely to be full of live and impromptu music, laughter and stories. If you are in Fort William this really is a place you must visit.
If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the equally delicious Inshriach Potting Shed Tearoom near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. Voted one of Britain’s best cake shops, you can enjoy tasty creamy cakes while watching squirrels and other wildlife from the viewing gallery.
Water Of Life
Explore the region’s whisky distilleries. Of course, no trip to the Highlands would be complete without kicking back beside a warm, crackling fire and sipping on a dram of single malt.
Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4'406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft.
Conveniently located half way along Fort William’s pedestrianised High Street, The Grog & Gruel is a Traditional Alehouse and Restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere and a character all of its own. Set half way along the High Street in Fort William, in the Highlands of Scotland and in the shadow of nearby Ben Nevis, our pub and restaurant provide a warm and friendly atmosphere where you will find a range of real ales and malt whiskies and a good place to eat.
From The Shores
Have a craving for seafood? Whether it’s local langoustines or mouthwatering mussels, the region excels at producing world-class produce straight from the seashore.
Try a platter at the Crannog Seafood Restaurant in Fort William.
This restaurant is well named, taking its inspiration from the Iron Age dwellings that jutted out into Scottish lochs. The Crannog is a former bait shed that sits on a pier with enviable views and direct access to the freshest of seafood. The mussels here are especially renowned but the menu does feature options non-seafood too. The attention to detail here is brilliant and the fact that diners keep returning is testament to the excellent service.