10 Great Places to Eat on a trip to Inveraray

Inveraray is a handsome town in a truly memorable setting on the banks of Loch Fyne. There are loads of things to see and do, from exploring Inveraray Jail and Inveraray Castle to browsing the great independent shops. What’s more, the town is packed with great places to eat and drink. So whether you fancy refuelling with fish and chips, coffee and cake or a special dinner featuring Argyll’s finest produce, the eateries of Inveraray will hit the spot.

Discover Places to Eat in Inveraray 

1. Ocho Inveraray

You will be in for a treat when you visit Ocho, the food is fantastic with super friendly staff, and its situated in a beautiful spot looking out over Loch Fyne. As a fully licensed brunch, lunch, coffee and cocktail venue, Ocho Inveraray is proud to offer only the freshest ingredients delivered daily from local suppliers. A place for celebrating and making memories.

2. The George Hotel

This lively, family-friendly pub in the heart of Inveraray is full of character with original solid flag-stoned floors, roaring log fires and a beer garden. It also serves up fantastic food, with an emphasis on using local meat and seafood, including Loch Fyne salmon. It’s not fine dining, but it’s excellent pub grub served with a smile! There’s also a fine selection of real ales and whiskies. Food is served from noon to 9pm.

3. The Loch Fyne Hotel

This hotel overlooking Loch Fyne is a great option for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. The Clansman Restaurant is formal yet relaxed, and local ingredients feature on the menu, including Loch Fyne oysters and mussels. For something more informal, you can enjoy bar meals, light snacks or afternoon tea in the lounge, where food is available from 10am until 9pm each day.

4. Samphire

This small seafood restaurant specialises in local seafood and serves up lots of Loch Fyne’s lovely shellfish. Try the fresh langoustines and melt-in-the-mouth lemon sole complemented by a chilled bottle of white. Heaven!

5. Brambles Café & Bistro

Brambles is an Inveraray institution and sits in the centre of town. It has a relaxed, inviting, warm atmosphere and you’ll find delicious home-cooked food and home baking on the menu. The cakes and scones are heavenly! Just watch out for that banoffee pie…

6. Edinburgh Woollen Mill

This is another great option for lunch. Located on Front Street by the entrance to Inveraray Castle, the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Anvil Tearoom serves up home-cooked hot food, vibrant salads, freshly made baguettes and delicious cakes.

7. The Cottage Restaurant

It’s well worth seeking out this fabulous little eatery, which you’ll find down a quiet, sleepy lane off Main Street in the centre of Inveraray. Expect traditional Scottish food for both lunch and dinner.

8. Sweet Memories

If you just want a sweet treat, then pop into Sweet Memories on Main Street. This old-fashioned sweetie shop is full of every sweet imaginable! What’s more, they’re weighed straight from the jar. Soor Plooms anyone?

2 Scottish Inns near Inveraray that are worth the drive

9. Kilchrenan Inn

45 mins drive from Inveraray - potentially on your way home - lies the Kilchrenan Inn. Once an 18th century trading post the Inn has recently been refurbished and offers guests a little luxury whilst maintaining its original charm. With rooms available, the In is the perfect place to stay the night and enjoy some of the best walking, cycling, fishing and wildlife that Scotland has to offer the next day. The restaurant is a place to savour modern Scottish food and drink with friends and loved ones in informal and welcoming surroundings. 

10. Whistlefield Inn

Heading half an hour towards Dunoon, The Whistlefield Inn is another fantastic restaurant and accommodation for you to spend the night after your day in Inverarary. Overlooking Loch Eck, the Inn welcomes you with comfy sofas, a log fire and wonderful views down the loch as well as fantastic Scottish food.