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!
Lochinver Larder is rightly famous for it's wonderful pies that they send all over the world! it is also a wonderful restaurant in it's own right and should be on everyone's must visit list when here.
Under new ownership there are exciting plans for 2022 that incorporate the original pie shop and old Caberfeidh pub. The vision is to create a welcoming and unforgettable destination in the heart of Lochinver that celebrates the unique qualities of the natural area and the local community. The new Lochinver Larder and Boathouse will include a pub, restaurant, bistro cafe, deli counter, bakery, brewery and smoker - offering a welcome pit stop for travellers and a cosy, familiar den for locals.
Baddi-Bikes is a bike rental company located in Baddidarrach, Lochinver and have electric bikes fro rent now as well as the good old fashioned way!
Peets restaurant/ An Cala cafe/Culag Hotel/ Angels coffee shop
Coastal boat tours are available locally and a great way to see Assynt from another perspective! Sea angling and private charters from Lochinver marina on board with North Coast Sea Tours https://northcoastseatours.co.uk/ and departing from the jetty at Kylesku are North West Sea Tours https://northwestseatours.co.uk
Peets restaurant like An Cala café and the Culag Hotel are all situated in the harbour area of Lochinver.
We eat and drink in them all and they all serve a great variety of food and cater for all tastes. Peets even makes it's own gin now and if you follow them on Facebook you will be able to replicate some of their wonderful dishes. An Cala is a wonderful relaxed café/restaurant and you won't go away hungry that's for sure. The Culag is a proper old west coast hotel and great for a drink and some homemade food. 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.
Angels coffee shop in the Main Street serves the best coffee ever and what Angel doesn't know about coffee isn't worth knowing in our opinion. Cakes and a small gift shop are in the coffee shop also.
Inver lodge Hotel is a truly wonderful experience and serves Michelin quality food in an enviable location high up on a hillside overlooking the harbour. It is definitely worth a visit when here and along with the wonderful food is a spectacularly decorated hotel with a warm welcome from the staff
Coming soon to the village is Delilah's restaurant which occupies the large old tourist information office. With direct views over Lochinver Bay it is sure to be spectacular and with a local couple at the helm will prove to be another asset to the village worth visiting.
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
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