Make the most of your stay by trying the best that is available in the area
We here at Loch Ness and in The Highlands are very lucky to have an abundance of great food and great food producers, so make the most of your stay by trying the best that is available in the area - there is always someone on hand to point you in the right direction and to answer any of your questions on where to eat or source certain products.
We have access to the finest of langoustines, salmon, trout, scallops, haddock, halibut and also wonderful smoked fish and meats, mussels, mackerel, oysters and a great range of venison charcuterie. Most restaurants, pubs and cafes have one or more of these Highland delicacies on the menu.
Fresh lamb from the Highlands and Islands is much sought after and particularly lamb that has been fed by the sea shore and reared close to the sea has a distinctive flavour that is delicious.
The beef is also excellent and supplied by some fine butchers close at hand-Munro in Beauly and Duncan Fraser in Inverness.
Since the Pandemic many farm shops have been set up in the area and a constant source of seasonal fruit and vegetables all grown locally is available. The Farmer's Market in Inverness takes place on the firstSaturday in the month and a wide variety of fresh meat, fish, breads, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and home baking is all available.
You can also pick up some local beers like ‘Dog Falls Brewing’ from Dores on the other side of the Loch, who produce an enjoyable variety of craft ales.
In season our soft fruit like strawberries and raspberries are at their best and served with local gelato from Mieles in the village of Drumnadrochit - the best way to end a superb meal after a long day exploring The Highlands.
If cheese is your forte as opposed to sweet desserts you have come to the right place,- organic delights from Connage Dairy on the airport road along with some fine cheese from Tain like Strathdon Blue are both a must with a nice smoky malt like Laphroaig from the Island of Islay.
Our malt whisky’s are another subject we will discuss in some further blogs as they require a chapter to themselves along with a piece on craft beers and ales.
Your holiday and stay in the Highlands will not be disappointed by the Highland Feast that is available