The best places to eat and drink in Glencoe

Food from the Highland Larder

Here in the Highlands, we are lucky to have access to some of the most amazing ingredients – from locally grown veggies to extra mature cheddar, to small-batch smoked chicken breasts, we really do have it all. Naturally, with such a diverse and exciting selection of fresh produce – the restaurants nearby serve up some really delicious food. Here are our favourites!

The Woodlands Glencoe Top List

Because it can be so hard to choose, we have ordered these in terms of closest to furthest – so you can decide if you want to walk or drive. Below you’ll find some of our staff’s top picks too. If you don’t see anything you like, please speak to a member of our team and they will have another recommendation for you! Once you’ve picked your spot, simply click on the name of the restaurant/café and you’ll be taken to their website where you can find all the details you need to book or visit. 
 

🐶 = doggy friendly

The best restaurants in Glencoe

 
The Ballachulish Hotel  🐶

Our closest dinner spot is only a 5-minute walk from your lodge! This spot is mostly a fish restaurant, so there’s always delicious fresh seafood on the menu and we love to order from their specials menu which always has something new and interesting on it. They have other options too for those who’d prefer a good burger or some mac’n’cheese!

The Loch Leven Hotel 🐶

This wins for walkability, as it’s only a 20-minute walk from your lodge and also happens to be a micro gin distillery! So naturally, their bar is top-notch! The great drinks are complemented by a fantastic menu so you really can hunker down for the night here. 

The Quarriers Kitchen 

The local Chippy, which also happens to deliver! You can order over the phone and they will bring it to your lodge door – what more could you want?

The Holly Tree Hotel 🐶

Another firm Young Family favorite – and a cracking place to catch a famous West Coast sunset. Great food in a beautiful location!

The Laroch Restaurant 🐶

Our local pub has a Michelin star chef working in the kitchen. Deeeelicious. 

Roam West 🐶

A new addition to the food scene for 2022. Enjoy hearty food in a great pub atmosphere. In the Summer, they have live music on the weekends, and in the winter,  the roaring fire will keep you warm all night (their great whisky selection seems to help with this too!).

The Clachaig 🐶

Infamous Glencoe pub which has great beer and great craic! They have a band on some weekends so it’s worth checking their website to see if you’re in luck!

The Old Inn 🐶

A beautiful old pub that looks out to Castle Stalker. Serving amazing local steaks and great beers, The Old in is a must-visit! 

The Pier House 🐶

A little further afield but if you are looking for fresh seafood and great views, this is your place! The Pier House looks over towards Lismore – so a fun thing to do is to take our Electric Bikes over the ferry, cycle round the island then head back to The Pier House for dinner! 

Spice Tandoori

Great curries and good veggie/vegan options. 

The Highland Cinema 🐶

Wood-fired pizza, great nachos, and pick-and-mix – literally the dream date! They have movies showing every night in a cozy little cinema – why not have a look at their listings here

The Achintee Inn 

A lovely pub situated at the foot of the mighty Ben Nevis. The Achintee – or the Ben Nevis Inn – serves great pub food, local beers, and all by a great big roaring fire. Casual but delicious Scottish fare. 

The best cafés in Glencoe

Stiff Peaks Patisserie 

Although technically not a café, this little shop is a foodie must visit! Lyndsay’s carrot cake is reknowned locally for being THE best, you’ll see it everywhere! 

 

The Quarry Café

Based in the Ballachulish Tourist Information,  great for soup and a toastie and they always have Stiff Peak’s carrot cake in bountiful supply to accompany your morning coffee. 

Crafts & Things

Our local coffee shop, is open during the day serving fresh home baking and delicious lunches!

Rain Bakery  🐶
 

Worth the drive, worth the kcals…. Rain Bakery is heaven on earth. We are quite literally obsessed with this wee place. They have a lovely wee deli shop too which is great for picking up little treats! Rain closes on a Sunday and Monday which always catches us out. 

 
The Wildcat

Fort William’s vegan café which has a great larder and awesome selection of vegan snacks and treats. We love the coffee here but please note it is all made with oat milk (but still oh so delicious!).

The Highland Soap Company 🐶

You’ll be pleased to hear that the Highland Soap Co do more than just really good soap! This spot is beautiful inside and has a great wee shop to browse in too. 

Hinba Coffee 🐶

There might be some that say that putting a coffee shop in Oban on this list is seriously pushing the boundaries of what could be classified as Glencoe. But if you love good coffee and appreciate that some brews are worth driving for, you should make the journey to Hinba. 

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