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Outdoor Dining Recommendations

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

With the Highlands currently under Tier 3 restrictions from the Scottish Government, restaurants and cafes are delighted to have reopened, however are unable to serve alcoholic drinks indoors.

As such, there are several local businesses that have adapted and innovated and launched outdoor dining experiences... going 'out out' now has a new meaning!


'Bruach' at Ness Walk

Enjoyable whatever the weather, Bruach delivers sweeping views towards the River Ness and beyond. Outdoor dining and drinking in Inverness doesn’t come more beautiful than this.

Mixologists will shake up one of their refreshing cocktails for you as you relax in the company of friends and family. And the Ness Walk kitchen team have prepared a selection of light bites should you get peckish. Heavenly Afternoon Tea can also be enjoyed in Bruach with a glass of Champagne. Bliss!


Garden Restaurant at Kingsmills

The heated Garden Restaurant and Marquee takes the famous Kingsmills dining experience outdoors. Here you can indulge in our à la carte lunch, afternoon tea, and à la carte dinner. So, if you fancy a refreshing cocktail, a glass of wine specially selected by the sommelier or a single malt whisky, the Garden Restaurant and Marquee is the perfect setting.


Castle Tavern

Famous for their warm and friendly hospitality, The Castle Tavern is a much loved place to visit by locals and tourists alike, many returning year after year to soak up the traditional atmosphere and be among those who know them best. Enjoy informal food, quality beer and a view of Inverness Castle


MacGregors Bar

MacGregor's Bar Inverness; Scotland's modern-day bar, is the place for an adventure in taste, in culture and music. Its a gathering place to share stories, life and laughter, whilst savouring some of the best food and drink produced in Scotland.


If you are visiting us this spring/summer, please do share your dining experiences with us and help us recommend amazing finds to future guests!


Team Melfort

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