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:

Breakfast is served between 8am and 10am.
Home baking and coffee from 10am onwards.
Lunch between 12pm and 3pm.
Evening meals between 5pm and 8pm.

Please book a 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 and lunch through till late serving evening meals. 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 bespoke coffee and one of our homemade cakes. Watch the sun go down in the evening whilst you are enjoying your meal, candles at the table add to the intimacy.


Upcoming Events

6th and 7th Dec – Christmas Party Nights with Live Music from Sadie.. Awesome fun filled Christmas feed with music and dancing till late. Take advantage of 30% Off our B&B and stay over!

Also contact us to arrange a local pickup or drop of with our mini buses.

25th Dec – Christmas Lunch

26th Dec – Boxing Day Breather with Pizza & Pasta Lunch 12 to 4pm

31st Dec – Hogmanay 3 course menu, fireworks, ceilidh & disco – SORRY SOLD OUT

1st Jan – Dare to Dip, our New Year dip in aid of Lucky 2B here

We also cater for a host of large group bookings – including corporate events, weddings, birthdays and a host of other special occasions. Please get in touch at office@lochinsh.co.uk for a quote or call 01540 651272.

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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