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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bruges, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank peterakeam
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views here are always stunning - amazing to look out across Loch Ness. That in itself is a good reason to visit but when the added bonus is delicious food, and really friendly service then it's a winner all round. The best place to eat in Fort Augustus.

Thank lbc1000
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and great location. Could do with some lights over the loch in the winter months as all you look out on is blackness. However the service was friendly if maybe too quick. I am sure on a summers night you would have to book well in advance but well worth eating here.

Thank RayBennett2014
Reisterstown, Maryland
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch which was average. We enjoyed the water views and walking through the town to get to the restaurant.

Thank Pme55
Dallas, Texas, United States
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The hostess and wait staff were friendly and welcoming. The views are great – ask for a table by the water when you make reservations. We were in town walking around and saw the sign for the restaurant – decided to walk there and make a reservation for the evening. The restaurant is far off the road, from where the... More 

Thank Deborah B
The Villages, Florida
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was within walking distance of our B&B! Right on Loch Ness, which was very beautiful and so much larger than I thought it would be. The shrimp was just wonderful, and for the dessert do not pass up the chocolate cake. Relaxin atmosphere, great staff, we also had a table by the windows looking out to Loch Ness.

Thank Deb1028
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked from our B&B to this restaurant along the shore of Loch Ness within 10 minutes. A lovely warm inviting dining room and great food made this an excellent choice after a long day touring the Isle of Skye. There are not a lot of places to choose from to eat in Fort Augustus, but this is clearly one... More 

Thank Mark0313

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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$8 - 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, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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