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Eating Out

Great places to eat out locally and further afield.


Cawdor Tavern, Cawdor (3 miles)

  • Open all day serving Scottish modern food with flair, drinks, fine malts and ales in the conservation village of Cawdor.

Connage Cheese, Ardersier (3 miles)

  • Cheese pantry and cafe selling award winning cheeses.

Cup & Cone, Croy

  • Ice cream, coffee and cake in the village of Croy.

Star Inn, Ardersier (3 miles)

  • A country pub offering great food in the village of Ardersier.


The Classroom Bistro

  • Serving food using locally sourced ingredients.

The Bandstand Restaurant, Braeval Hotel

  • Restaurant meals served with a sea view, bar meals served in the lounge and a popular carvery lunch served on Sundays.

The Dolphin

  • Fish & Chips to take away and eat by the seaside.

James’s at the Putting Green

  • Best ice cream and coffee at the beach!


  • Seaside location serving contemporary menu including locally sourced fish and seafood.


Cafe 1

  • An award-winning restaurant with an open kitchen serving quality Scottish produce.

Rocpool Restaurant

  • Situated on the riverside with large glass windows and views towards the castle this brassiere serves up meals made with fresh, local and sustainable produce.

The Mustard Seed

  • Located on the banks of the River Ness in a converted church the food is modern European menu with Highland influences.