Eating Out

Eating Out

Kingussie has a handful of pubs within walking distance, two chip shops, a Chinese takeaway (under new management in 2016) and three coffee shops, the latest edition being The Sugar Bowl, which we can highly recommend!  Google Search and Maps Here

In 2023 the Royal Tandoori, Kingussie opened its doors (previously The Tipsy Laird) and is proving to be very popular.

Three miles south of us, the village of Newtonmore has a good selection of places to eat  whilst Aviemore, 12 minutes to the north of here, has a very varied selection of restaurants and diners. Further afield there are some other restaurants that are well worth a mention.

This list in not meant to be comprehensive, merely a guide to what we know about these establishments. We hope it helps. (An asterisk after the restaurant’s name means that booking is essential).



  • The Glen Hotel: Chris & Kim provide a wide, good value, menu - choose your table in either their bar or their dining room & order everything at the bar. Don’t forget to look at the Specials Board before you order!
  • The Balavil Hotel: A friendly restaurant with a good choice of bar food.
  • The Letterbox*:  Definitely worth a try but do book in advance.


  • The Suie Hotel:  Just 10 minutes north of Kingussie you'll find the small village of Kincraig and a  lovely pub well worth a visit.   The Suie has a very cosy bar with an open fire for those snowy winter evenings,  no food but nice ales.  A warm welcome is always extended by the owners, Wendy and Mike.


  • The Mountain Café:  This is an award winning,  family favourite, superb scones and a great selection of cakes, and they even have nut free/gluten free cakes!  
  • The Skiing Doo:  A great bar for apres-ski!
  • The Happy Haggis:  Fish and Chips and other things, good for those needing 'a quick fix' after hillwalking/skiing!
  • Royal Tandoori:  Indian cuisine with a large menu of great dishes to suit all tastes.
  • La Taverna:  A very popular Italian Restaurant, serving good quality Italian food at reasonable prices. 
  • Cairngorm Hotel: Long established as the life and soul of Aviemore, it is a relaxed, friendly place to go for a drink, a bar supper or a more formal evening meal.   The buffet night on a Thursday is not to be missed!
  • The Rowan Tree*:  One of our personal favourites, this restaurant offers excellent cuisine at a very reasonable price.  Booking is essential.   The Rowan Tree is a couple of miles south of Aviemore.

Further Afield

  • Tigh na Sgiath at Dulnain Bridge*: A former Victorian Hunting Lodge, Tigh na Sgiath has oodles of period atmosphere for an elegant, quiet night out. Their menu changes daily, offering you the best locally sourced meat, game, fish & seafood.
  • The House of BruarHeading south from us, a 45 minute trip sees you at this unique shopping experience just off the A9.  The restaurant is well worth a visit too!