Eating ouT & Things to do
Here are some of the places to eat in the area. The list is not exhaustive but there is plenty for everyone!
Achins Coffee & Bookshop
Achins stocks a range of quality books of Scottish interest, natural history, hillwalking, crafts, childrens and has an extensive range of Scottish music, woolens, knitwear, pottery and cards in the shop too.
The coffee shop serves light lunches and snacks, homemade soups and baking and has always has an exhibition of artwork by local artists on too. The shop and cafe are at Inverkirkaig by Lochinver.
Peets restaurant/ An Cala cafe/Culag Hotel
Peets restaurant like An Cala cafe and the Culag Hotel are all situated in the harbour area of Lochinver.
They all serve a great variety of food and cater for all tastes. You will find some of the local catches from the fishing boats on your plates at these establishments and you won't get it fresher! With locally sourced meat and game as well as a wealth of vegetarian options there is food for all.
Baddi-Bikes is a bike rental company located in Baddidarrach, Lochinver. They currently have 6 adult bikes for rental.
Cam-Mac Boat Trips
Coastal boat tours, sea angling and private charters from Lochinver marina on board the 31ft "Ros Kynoch" . 2 hour cruises around the beautiful coastline of Assynt departing from Lochinver Marina.
Trips to the North
On trips to the North, see Achmelvich Bay, the Hermit's Castle and Split Rock at Clachtoll.
Trips to the South
Trips to the South take in the island of Soyea, and Inverpolly.
Inverlodge Hotel - Bar meals are available all day. Dinner is served from 7pm to 9:30pm and you are welcome to the bar before and after.
Kylesku Hotel - They have received a number of awards for their food, most recently from the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards where they were given the “Informal Restaurant Hotel of the year” for the Highlands region. Dog friendly
Assynt Aromas, (formerly The Little Soap & Candle Co) a small family business run by Mum & Son team Helen and Danny. Beautiful range of Scented Candles, Luxurious Organic Body Care, and Natural Artisan Soaps all handmade from scratch using the finest ingredients nature has to offer.
Out the back of shop is The Secret Tea Garden. Sheltered and covered with a canopy can enjoy a clotted cream scone or choose from a great selection of delicious cakes. For those looking for something savoury there is a choice of Highland Cheeses, Smoked Salmon with cream cheese or pate with Scottish Oatcakes, for vegetarians and vegans we have delicious roasted red pepper houmous ... Coffees, Tea and cold drinks including, Homemade Lemonade are all on offer PLUS fully loaded hot chocolates pilled high with whipped cream and finished with a chocolate flake and chocolate sauce.
Open to visitors seasonally: April & September Sun - Thurs. May/June/July/Aug Sat - Thurs 10am - 5pm