There's lots of places to Eat and Drink in Inverness from corner cafes to 5 star restaurants. Here's a selection of eateries in Inverness city centre.
For an award-winning 5 Star dining experience, you can dine Chez Roux at the Rocpool Hotel. The restaurant offers Scottish ingredients with a French twist. Founded by Albert Roux.
The Ness Walk hotel has a restaurant and you can also get afternoon teas.
Launched in 2022, the Highland Food & Drink Trail showcases local produce from street food vendors on pitches adjacent to the cathedral by the River Ness. Usually operates on weekends in winter and from Wednesday/Thursday to Sunday during the busier months.
You can also sample local produce in the new food court at the Victorian Market in the city centre. This has some permanent eateries as well as pop-ups. Salt N Fire specialises in international vegan street food. Bad Girl Bakery is highly recommended. Live music at weekends. There are also numerous cafes in the main part of the market.
Loch & Larder is the new food collective in the Eastgate shopping centre. Launched in February 2023, this includes Italian and Indian street food, sweet treats, and the 'Scottish Kitchen' by Gary McLean - Scotland's national chef & BBC's Masterchef the Professionals winner.
Many pubs in Inverness have regular live music sessions with local bands and musicians.
There's also a full programme of shows and live events at Eden Court Theatre & Cinema (near the cathedral on the river).