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Urquhart Castle Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit IV63 6SJ, Scotland
+44 7554 431695
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good43%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit IV63 6SJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great choice of fresh food and soups etc, but be prepared for lengthy queues and slow service, plenty of staff but organisation is poor, the young guy on the till was also making the teas and coffees, which meant those waiting to pay had to...More

Thank jimone
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, the lineups were long. Really watch for timing with the lineups. I just had a sandwich and a juice. They did have a decent children's selection though.

Thank capaton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only popped in for a pot of tea but I couldn't resist the cake. The cafe is spacious and has good facilities, plus a decent range of hot & cold food which I didn't sample.

Thank garythornton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hot Chocolate and food warmed us up after a windy visit to Urquhart Castle. Great views from the cafe but on a sunny day sit outside and the views are even better. The attached photo was taken outside the cafe.

Thank ganda3
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We grabbed a bite here and enjoyed a coffee. Sit outside and linger over the castle views with lunch or a snack.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The castle cafe is very new looking and a lot of time has gone into its design and layout, the food choice is good and has good options although we thought two cups of tea and two slices of cake at £11.20 excessive, for what...More

Thank EAN44
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Average for what is a much visited attraction. Appallingly not dog friendly and symptomatic of a lack of empathy with travellers and residents alike. Missed opportunities abound. How do we get away with this in Scotland ? I look at our foreign visitors who are...More

Thank canoesrus
Reviewed 11 June 2018

A good place to stop before, or after, you visit the castle ruins. The have beverages, pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Very nice.

Thank Pitt-Duq
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a great little cafe and a nice place to take refuge from the wind. They have a variety of sandwiches as well as nice hot soup and coffee. A great choice of desserts too. It's also a place you can pick up a...More

Thank Zenergygal
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I still try to working out why I paid almost 25£ for 2 coffees , glass orange juice, piece of chocolate cake , blueberry muffin and little ice cream. And did not get receipt. Too long time waiting in queue. Definitely will avoid this place.

Thank iwonac1981
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Christine C
15 November 2017|
Response from cafebenugo | Property representative |
Hello Christine and thank you for your interest. Yes you would have to pay the entrance fees to the Castle and Visitor Center to access the Cafe. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit IV63 6SJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Drumnadrochit
  • Phone Number: +44 7554 431695
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With stunning views of the Castle and Loch Ness, this is the perfect spot to sit and relax after a hard day of Nessie spotting! We have an array of teas & coffees, perfectly accompanied by a treat from our cake table or perhaps a scone which are made daily on site. Why not join us for lunch? Seasonal soup or traditional Cullen Skink, along-side sandwiches, salads and delicious deli lunches!
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