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The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant

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European, British, Turkish, Scottish
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Emporium The Highland Club | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD, Scotland
+44 1320 366682
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big space but small windows looking out to the loch. Food was very average although the menu had some intersting Turkish items, probably because it appears to being run by Turks. Needs a facelift.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for family gatherings. Mid winter gathering from all the way round the UK. Not much else open but this was ideal

Thank BrianKampman
Keith, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are big fans of the boathouse. The Boathouse is situated in possibly one of the most beautiful spot on Loch ness, the view looks north up the famous loch with its breathtaking surroundings. you can eat outside if the weather permits or step inside to a wonderful cozy and welcoming space with panoramic windows looking onto the loch.. On... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food amazing! Service poor but can overlook due to view and food! Would recommend!! Best steak I've ever had which is why I have given my chosen rating.

Thank kezza95
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Located on the shores of Loch Ness this restaurant is ideal for a relaxing dinner. The food is very good and is resonably priced. There is also a quiet comfortable area to enjoy a drink before your meal. Excellent!

Thank lynne7991
Ellon, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really tasty and staff are very friendly. The Boathouse is easy to access and is very clean and fairly priced.

Thank Adrian M
Bruges, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's a young and welcoming restaurant, we had good meals with our 2 families, friendly people served us and we could enjoy the wonderful panoramic view. The most friendly gesture was that they sent my forgotten beautiful scarf to my house in Belgium! A big thank you is more than appropiate!

Thank Kathleen_26011969
San Francisco
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This was a nice restaurant overlooking the Loch Ness. It was informal and they had a nice menu that suited us well, nothing fancy but good food.

Thank dihawaii
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped off at Loch Ness on the way to Portree. Was a great location for a healthy dose of battered fish and chips!

Thank Murray R
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A simple no nonsense restaurant set on the Lochside. Book ahead if you would like to have a loch view. Good value food and courteous service.. Peter Keam Australia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
European, British, Turkish, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emporium The Highland Club | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
  • Phone Number: +44 1320 366682
Enjoy lunch, dinner or just a drink at The Boathouse Restaurant on the shores of Loch Ness. Open everyday all day 11am - 9pm. Outdoor seating.

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