Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse

Come Dine with us

At the heart of the centre, The Boathouse has a cosy welcome for all in need of refreshement before or after your activity. Nestled by the tranquil shores of Loch Insh, indulge in hearty dinning experience with breathtaking natural surroundings.

Our menu, crafted from locally sourced ingredients, offers some home hearty Highland favorites plus some Alpine inspired dishes during the winter months and our The Boathouse Burgers year round.

Our menu caters to all ages, making the Boathouse a place where everyone feels at home.  Our carefully curated selection of wines, spirits, and local brews complements every dish, ensuring a delightful dining experience.

New for 2024 we have Sky Sports in the bar and Gally to enjoy some skiing and sailing action from the world tour. or join for the big events of the six nations, premiership and F1 season, or join us for action packed NFL weekends in January for the playoffs and the Super Bowl.


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday

Breakfast 10am – 11am.

Lunch 12pm – 3pm.

(school holidays only) Evening service 5pm – 8pm. 

Friday and Saturday

Breakfast 9am – 11am.

Lunch 12pm – 3pm.

Evening service 5pm – 8pm.


Breakfast 9am – 11am.

Lunch + Specials 12pm – 4pm.

Coffee and Cakes are available 9am -5pm

Food & Drink

spectacular views

Embrace panoramic views of the Loch, mountains, and forests. Whether you’re a water sports enthusiast or a nature lover, our restaurant offers the perfect escape.

We welcome all ages of guests and size of party. Afternoons at Loch Insh are made for sitting with friends, watching the breath-taking views while relaxing with a coffee and a slice of our fabulous range of cakes, including our famous carrot cake made to the same recipe for 40 years!

The Boathouse is not just a dining destination, it’s a venue for celebrations. Host your special events with us, where the magic of Loch Insh becomes the backdrop to great new memories. We welcome families and friends to share in the joy of good food and good company. 


Where is our food from?

Local produce

Here at The Boathouse we are passionate about sourcing the freshest produce from local Highland suppliers and regularly change our menus with the seasons.

Our Fish comes direct from Pro Fish. Based in Aviemore, Pro fish are a family run shop aiming to provide the freshest, local produce with a combined staff knowledge spanning 60 years in the seafood industry.

Our Meat comes from two established local sources. Balliefurth Farm shop, Nethy Bridge, stocking prime beef and lamb direct from their farm.  Aberdeenshire Larder – Specialist butcher and game dealer, using Scottish wild venison.

Our Fruit, Vegetables and Salads are from Williamsons, a family run food group, based in Inverness. The business has been in their family for 60 years.

Other Facilities

More to offer
Free Wi-Fi
Wheelchair Friendly
Free Parking
Credit Cards Accepted

we are upgrading our dry slope