Eating is on my mind again!
In my last blog post, I wrote about all the great food producers and suppliers there are in and around Grantown.
And so in this blog post, I’m going to focus on some great places to eat – cafes, bars, restaurants and hospitality you’ll find within walking and driving ditance of Tulach Ard.
If Grantown is your destination for the day, you’ll be spoilt for choice for a food stop, and so I’ve put together a list of places that I like to recommend and also that I regularly send my guests to.
My favourite local eating out places
Booking for restaurants and cafe is always recommended. Plan ahead, especially weekends and midsummer.
The Craig Bar
Posh pies, mushy peas and a pint. A cosy pub with open fires and a unique landlord and landlady. Tel: 01479 872669
No.7 The Bistro
Plenty of blackboard specials here. It’s open for brunch, coffee, snacks, afternoon tea and evening meals. Tel: 01479 872087
The Grant Arms Hotel
This is the base for the local birdwatching and wildlife club. The hotel has a large restaurant with a set menu that changes daily. It’s quite wonderful at £24.99 for two courses and £29.90 for three. Tel: 01479 872526
The Garth Hotel
Local produce is guaranteed at the Garth Hotel. Sporting a full Scottish menu and early bird menu which is ideal for families. Very popular locally so booking is essential. Tel: 01479 872836.
An Indian restaurant open for lunch and evening meals. Just a short walk away in The Square, Grantown-on-Spey. Tel: 01479 873536.
Muckrach Lodge, Dulnain
A delightful country house hotel with restaurant, coffee shop, terrace and bar. Just three miles from Tulach Ard. Tel: 01479 851227.
High St Merchants
A small, unique café brew bar with homemade, organic and locally-sourced produce. They also serve craft ale from small batch brewery Two Thirsty Men. Closed Mondays. Tel: 01479 872246.
There are several restaurants further afield which we highlight in our Day Out Guides.
Cafes in and around Grantown
Chaplins Cafe (High Street)
Ideal for coffee, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Ice Parlour too. Tel: 01479 872001
High St Merchant (High Street)
A superb gallery/café you’re sure to enjoy. Tel: 01479 872246
Bistro No.7 (The Square)
Brunch, Coffee and Cake also evening meals. Tel: 01479 872087
Just Deli-cious Café
Freshly baked cuisine. Simply wonderful, tasty. A good selection of cakes & quiche. Tel: 01479 873692
Elephants in the Pantry
An Emporium of snacks, treats and Scottish Fayre. Coffee Too. Tel: 01479 258070
The Wee Puffin
Morning coffee, brunch, lunch and an early supper. Tel: 01479 873377
Local bakery and café which ticks all the boxes. Opens early just roll up.
There’s golf, archery and much, much more, and of course a cafe. Tel: 01479 873283
Established garden centre with antiques, gallery, gift shop and café. Tel: 01479 851359
Fresh sandwiches and picnic fare
Maclean’s Bakery (The Square)
Opens early for fresh croissants, breads and pastries.
Walkers Shop (High Street)
All sandwiches are made to order. The prices are favourable.
Just Deli-cious (High Street)
Freshly prepared cuisine, which is simply wonderful, tasty & original. Good selection of cakes and quiches.
Elephants in the Pantry (High Street)
An emporium of snacks, treats, Scottish fare and coffee.