The best places to eat in loch lomond

The 5 Best Restaurants in Loch Lomond


The 5 best restaurants in Loch Lomond will leave a long lasting memory. The restaurants in Loch Lomond have been providing delicious food memories to locals and visitors for hundreds of years. Over the years the restaurants have evolved from barns full of shepherds to elegant fine dining restaurants and contemporary pubs. Now you can enjoy the food evolution that has taken place in Loch Lomond.

Whether you’re looking for fine dining, a gastro-pub or traditional Scottish dishes, eating out in Loch Lomond has something for everyone. Using the best of local produce each plate of food served in these restaurants is magnificent.

The days when the culinary scene in Loch Lomond were subject to ridicule have been dismissed to the annals of history. The area has a vibrant food industry and the restaurants use this to their advantage. With innovative and impressive chefs there are restaurants that cater to all tastes and budgets.

With loch side views and stunning mountain scenery these restaurants will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. To help guide you through the vast selection of places to eat we have summarised the best 5 restaurants in Loch Lomond for you.


The 5 Best Restaurants in Loch Lomond


Martin Wishart at Cameron House

fine dining restaurant in loch lomond

When you want a touch of elegance in your life you need only visit Martin Wishart at Cameron House. This restaurant is renowned by locals and visitors from across the planet. A true beacon of modern Scottish cooking Martin has confirmed his status as a leading UK chef over the past decade.

The restaurant has been designed by in house designer Ian Smith who has created a chic, refined and tranquil environment. Encouraging a level of sophistication rarely seen in Scotland the staff, and the space itself, will put you at ease and allow for a relaxed formal dining experience.

Situated on the banks of Loch Lomond the setting complements the amazing food. Surrounded by mountains, forest and the legendary Loch Lomond you will be pushed to find a more beautiful backdrop for a meal.

With enough awards to fill all the walls of the restaurant you will be dining in food heaven. Using their signature creations to highlight the best of Scottish produce you will understand why this restaurant is our number one in the 5 best restaurants in Loch Lomond.

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Ardlui Hotel

hotel restaurant dining in loch lomond

The Ardlui Hotel restaurant is situated at the north of Loch Lomond with impressive views of the mountains and surrounding water. It is a traditionally warm Scottish restaurant that showcases the local fish and venison with respect. After a day of activities in the surrounding area you will be welcomed with a hearty meal and warm smile to help you unwind.

Using country style cooking to keep you returning the chefs take great care to provide indulgent food. With lunch and dinner options offered everyday you will always have a table to sit and relax with tasty food. Whether it’s fish and chips or a hearty steak the portions are generous enough to gratify your appetite. Maintaining the quality of the hotel the restaurant is clean and contemporary and provides an informal setting to enjoy the great food.

When you have enjoyed your meal there are cosy bars to sit in. With a wood burning stove as the centrepiece you can easily lose several hours enjoying a local whiskey and chatting to fellow visitors.

The hotel also offers a ferry service to the east shore of Loch Lomond. If you are walking the West Highland Way and want a decent restaurant meal this is a great way to enjoy your lunch or dinner.

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Fruin Farm

local produce restaurant in loch lomond

Fruin Farm offers visitors a distinctly different experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Loch Lomond. Set in the beautiful rolling hills on the west side of Loch Lomond you can enjoy exceptional locally sourced food prepared by chef Paul Moran.

Fruin Farm are purveyors of excellent dishes that are modern and stylish. Using local suppliers they insist on utilising only the finest of produce that is grown and slaughtered in the UK. The depth of care exhibited is second to none. They investigate all of their suppliers with personal visits to ensure all ingredients are good enough for your plate.

The menu varies throughout the year as they only use seasonal produce. This creates an evolving and diverse menu that provides a mouthwatering choice. Adding to the fresh bread, which is baked daily, the choice of sustainably sourced fish and the eggs from a neighbourly farm you will be enthralled by how Fruin Farm make local produce taste so good.

Situated on a farm full of lama and alpaca you can enjoy a tour and meet the animals in person. The walls are furnished with art that adds to the rustic environment and helps characterize the informal setting. Only one mile from the bonny banks of Loch Lomond Fruin Farm is a hidden gem that is a must visit for locals and travellers alike.

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Luss Seafood Bar

seafood restaurant in loch lomond

For all the seafood lovers of the world the Luss Seafood Bar is now refitted and open for 2017. Situated in the heart of Luss this charming cafe restaurant is building a solid reputation. Open from 9am-5pm this delightful cafe restaurant has evolved from last year and is a destination for all seafood fanatics.

Using the local facilities of The Luss Smokehouse the beech smoked salmon produced in the village is mouthwateringly delicious. Expert Matthew Jukes has also provided a wine list to accompany the seafood.

The interior has also been given a personal touch with artist Ursula Hunter providing the wallpaper designs. With zinc top tables adding a touch of class to the setting you will be pleasantly impressed with the ambiance of this restaurant. If the sun is shining you can also enjoy your meal al fresco on the terrace outside.

With a seasonal menu developing throughout the year The Luss Seafood Bar is worth checking out this summer.

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The Drymen Inn

gastro pub restaurant in loch lomond

Our final entry in the 5 best restaurants in Loch Lomond is The Drymen Inn. When you just want a friendly pub with a contemporary feel & relaxed environment you should head to this charming restaurant. Open for breakfast until the wee small hours this restaurant gives a warm welcome to hikers, campers, tourists and locals alike.

As the first stop on the West Highland Way Drymen has always been a place to find shelter and a good meal. If you are visiting or staying overnight your first stop should be The Drymen Inn. This restaurant has been transformed recently by owner and chef Stuart. After many successful years operating the Wayfarers restaurant in Croftamie Stuart has brought his fine culinary skills to this stylish country restaurant and bar.

Using local produce and showcasing modern pub cuisine you will be impressed with what The Drymen Inn has to offer. From delicious homemade recipes to classic pub grub Stuart has created a reputation for being a standout chef in the local area. Accompanying the food are the helpful and friendly staff who make any request possible. With a polite and professional attitude they complement the informal dining experience of this great village restaurant.

If you visit at the weekend you may be entertained by some great local folk musicians. At times, artists from further afield also play at The Drymen Inn. With soft tones and full classic singalongs this is a destination to enjoy a great meal followed by a great tune.

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