The Boathouse Restaurant

A warm welcome awaits you at our family owned Boathouse Bar and Restaurant, 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.

We serve:

Open 8 – 5pm Sunday – Wednesday
Breakfast is served between 8am and 10am.
Home baking and coffee from 10am onwards.
Lunch between 12pm and 4pm.

Open 8 – 11pm Thursday – Saturday
Evening service available between 5pm and 9pm.

Holiday Opening hours 8 – 11 Daily during school Holidays

Please book a table whenever possible, call our friendly team on 01540 651 394 or email restaurant@lochinsh.co.uk


Food & Drink

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 and Bar a must go-to destination for any visitor to the area.

Our doors are open from breakfast to lunch everyday and late serving evening meals till 9pm on Thursday Friday and Saturday plus school holidays. We welcome all ages of guests and size of party. Afternoon’s at Loch Insh are made for sitting with friends, watching the breathtaking views while relaxing with a coffee and a slice of our famous carrot cake. Watch the sun go down in the evening whilst you are enjoying your meal.


Upcoming Events

Weekend evening opening hours untill the 12th of February

13th – 29th February 8 – 11 Holiday opening hours

14th – 16th February Valentines day weekend menu

12th – 15th March Vikings weekend

14th March Viking ship race

2nd – 19th April 8 – 11 Holiday opening hours

Other facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Child friendly play parks
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Pets welcome in Bar – must be on a lead.
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Showers / Changing rooms available 9:00-5:00pm

Need accommodation?

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Enjoy our facilities for longer and book a break away, whether it be B&B or Self Catering we've got it all!

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Boathouse Restaurant

Winter Menu- From Oct 16th!

Have a look at our Winter Menu designed by our chefs here at The Boathouse. Menu starting OCt 16th 2019. To book a table of for more information contact us on; restaurant@lochinsh.co.uk

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