Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Inverness / Scottish Highlands? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Shores Plockton restaurant
4.8
4.8 (205)
£41 and over
Scottish
Plockton
About the restaurant
Shop Open Daily. 9am-2pm - Sundays. 11am-2pm

Restaurant

Lunch 11am - 2pm Tuesday to Saturday
Dinner 6pm - 8pm

(These are winter hours)

***We have a 10% Service Charge***



The Shores Seafood Restaurant is set in a beautiful location, in the stunning village of Plockton, on the Scottish mainland near the Isle of Skye.
The team at The Shores aim to seek the finest local, seasonal produce, delivering modern Scottish cuisine, with a number of influences.
 
Scotland’s coastal waters are world famous for their rich & varied produce, freshly caught Langoustines, Lobster & King Scallops by local fishermen to name just a few of the highlights.
  
It’s all about what’s on the plate......
 
We welcome you to enjoy an evening with us. We have an interesting and varied selection of beer, cider & wines, and if you fancy something a little stronger, we have an ever increasing selection of Scottish Single Malts & Gins.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Having eaten at this restaurant many times - again at my latest visit I was not disappointed . Service from the staff was excellent - friendly and efficient . The food was really, really good . As it is usually very busy when I visit Plockton I book well in advance to ensure I get a table - but even without that I am sure the staff would “ fit me in “ but to avoid disappointment I always book ! Value for money ? Yes indeed !! Tom
A photo of The Mash Tun Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (31)
£25 and under
British
Aberlour
About the restaurant
The Mash Tun sits beside the River Spey, nestled in beautiful Aberlour. Recently refurbished, it is now a stylish boutique hotel. This historic establishment has been transformed into a beacon of Scottish hospitality, marrying tradition with contemporary luxury.
Our small restaurant offers fine dining without the fuss and a cosy and intimate ambiance.
The whisky bar boasts a magnificent stock of Scottish malts, with a few guest stars from around the world and our own award winning Stalla Dhu range. We also boast our own cigar humidor where guests can choose from an impressive selection of Cuban and New World cigars, to be enjoyed in our enclosed and heated cigar hut!
We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Nick(Neil?) the bartender was outstanding. Very friendly and personable. The staff waiting tables were terrific. Service was very prompt. Food was excellent. A great experience.
A photo of Cafe 1 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2324)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Cafe 1
I have pleasure in offering you a unique, fine dining experience here in The Highlands at Cafe1, Inverness.

We take great pride in sourcing local ingredients - some produced by ourselves from our own Croft!

Our open plan kitchen turns quality Scottish produce into appealing modern dishes.

We are a restaurant that moves with the times.

All tables are re-booked 2 hours later.

Cancellation policy.
No shows will be charged at £20 per person Monday - Thursday £40 per person Friday & Saturdays.
Cancellations within 5 hrs of dining will be charged £15 per person with the restaurants discretion.

Norman MacDonald MBE
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
Proprietor

Top review
Erhped
Dined 7 days ago
Great atmosphere creative menu and very attentive service. Great location in downtown Inverness food was excellent.
A photo of The Allangrange Arms restaurant
4.3
4.3 (692)
£25 and under
British
Inverness
About the restaurant
The Allangrange is a hotel and restaurant in Munlochy, on the Black Isle, We are a 10 min car journey from Inverness.

We provide gourmet pub food, fine wine & ales with boutique rooms.

Every Thursday we have Gerry Coogan on piano
Every Friday we have world renowned classical singer Tone Hendry

Top review
IainB
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
As always excellent food served by polite and respectful staff
A photo of Sundancer Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (49)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Nairn
About the restaurant
Opened in 2017 The Sun Dancer restaurant is positioned overlooking the Moray Firth.

Well known for the quality and presentation of our food using only the freshest and locally sourced produce and renowned for our expertise in crafting and presenting our own in-house and classic range of cocktails.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Absolutely brilliant dining experience! We will definitely be back.
A photo of La Tortilla Asesina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (33)
£25 and under
Unspecified
Inverness
About the restaurant
Come dine in The Oldest Tapas Bar in Scotland Since we opened in 2003, La Tortilla Asesina has established itself as one of Inverness's most popular restaurants.

It has developed a unique selection of paellas, some classic spanish paellas and some original local paellas. We have developed paella into a dish for any taste and any occasion, including delivery!

We have a large range of tapas which you can treat as a meal, or as a starter to a meal. There are tapas to suit all tastes and we have some signature dishes that are unique to the restaurant, like our gambas pil-pil and our garlic chicken .. they have to be tried.

We also have a range of specialist drinks that you won't find anywhere else, like our range of sangrias. We go to a lot of trouble to offer an interesting and affordable range of Spanish wine to have in the restaurant or to take away.

Come and check us out

Top review
NeilM
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food and lovely wine. Service was excellent.
A photo of The Badachro Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (461)
£25 and under
Scottish
Gairloch
About the restaurant
Visit The Badachro Inn | Restaurant by Gairloch for the best hospitality the West of Scotland can offer. The Inn offers good food, beer, wine and spirits to go with it.

Badachro Inn is a unique bar / restaurant in a unique place – a sheltered bay in spectacular Loch Gairloch – one of the best West Coast anchorages. It’s a popular place to meet for a drink or a pleasant meal.

Visit us for the best hospitality the West of Scotland can offer. The Inn offers good food, beer, wine and spirits to go with it. We can also point you in the right direction for places to visit and accommodation in the local area.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT DOGS IN THE CONSERVATORY AREA. IF YOU WISH TO BRING YOUR DOG PLEASE BOOK A TABLE IN THE BAR AREA.

PARTIES OF OVER 6 MUST BOOK BY PHONE ON 01445741255. Please call between 9AM-12PM. OR 3PM-6PM

IF ALL TABLES ARE FULLY BOOKED WHY NOT TRY ONE OF OUR OUTSIDE WOOD FIRED PIZZA FROM THE STAG AND DOUGH ON OUR DECKING CA

Top review
JonathanW
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely compact atmospheric pub and great views in the dining annex
A photo of Thai Dining restaurant
4.6
4.6 (568)
£25 and under
Thai
Inverness
About the restaurant
With our cooking staff born and raised in Thailand, you are assured of an authentic Thai Dining Experience.
Top review
ElaineM
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely food, very authentic thai flavours, will definitely be back
A photo of The Loch Ness Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1079)
£25 and under
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
The Loch Ness Inn, is a small hotel located in Drumnadrochit, just 1.5 miles from Urquhart Castle and 15 miles from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Our restaurant offers diners the chance to experience the best of local Highland produce, cooked to perfection, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We have a wonderful wine & gin list to accompany your food.

Visit our Brewery Bar and sample our excellent range of local beers and whiskies.

Top review
Jill
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious meal and superb service!! Would definitely recommend. The only niggle would be it was noisy because no carpets/wall coverings and everybody was enjoying themselves and talking.
A photo of Coyote Burger restaurant
4.3
4.3 (489)
£25 and under
Burgers
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Coyote Burger. We are a burger bar & restaurant serving premium burgers in Inverness City Centre.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Great place. Was fairly quiet as we were early lunch dinners. Bet it’s buzzing at night. Great Burger’s. Staff were very helpful and informative. Definitely worth a visit. Martyn Pearson The Badachro Inn.
Explore Diners' Choice best of Inverness / Scottish Highlands
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo