Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar

Come Dine with us

A warm welcome awaits you at our family-owned Boathouse Restaurant & Bar situated on the shores of stunning Loch Insh, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

The business has been owned by the Freshwater family for over 50 years.

Opening Hours

Breakfast 8am – 10am, with breakfast rolls until 11am.

Lunch 12pm – 3pm.

Evening service 5pm – 7.30pm.

Coffee and Cakes are available 8am -5pm.

Please call or email us to book a table

Food & Drink

spectacular views

Boasting one of the most spectacular views in the Scottish Highlands, we use where possible, the best locally sourced ingredients to produce creative menus with home-style cooked food.

Complimented by a wide selection of drinks and local hand-crafted beer and spirits, makes the Boathouse Restaurant & Bar a must go-to destination for any visitors to the area.

Our doors are open from breakfast to lunch every day and serving evening meals until 7.30pm.

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!

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