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Moorings Hotel Restaurant

Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LY, Scotland
+44 1397 772797
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“fish” (11 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LY, Scotland
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We were staying locally in a B&B, asked for a recommendation, and weren't disappointed. The location is wonderful, overlooking the Caledonian Canal at the 'Neptune's Staircase' series of locks, with Ben Nevis behind swirling in and out of the clouds. We ate in the Bistro...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an unplanned coffee, which turned into brunch once we saw the menu. Service was wonderful, very friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast rolls were excellent, very tasty bacon and just what we needed!

Thank Jon G
Reviewed August 6, 2017

popped in to the bistro for a quick snack lunch. Service was a bit slow but the food once delivered was worth the wait. Worth a visit but be prepared for a wait at busy periods. The views are excellent

Thank ch00chter
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Staying nearby it was an easy choice to pop in for dinner. Very glad we did but it wasn't easy as the place was very full. The staff were very accommodating and we made ourselves comfortable while looking through the menu. When our table was...More

Thank Iain W
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

The seafood is really good! We had sea bass and scallops. Hotel environment is excellent. Staff service perfect. A wonderful place for a few old pals who haven't seen each other for decades to chit chat and enjoy a great night. My friends would stay...More

1  Thank Sanchez Joseph U
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Visited here just after we arrived at the nearby hostel, staff very friendldy and helpful. Great to sit outside and watch the boats on Neptune's Staircase. Next day went for dinner, again staff so friendly and got us a seat by the window to watch...More

Thank Aislingich
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Staff too busy trying to keep bistro serviced while public bar gets poor attention.No genuine service skills - happy to take money for extortionately priced beer.Sitting on its laurels now - used to be a good spot but knows it will always get passing tourist...More

1  Thank Scharminkel
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Good service and good selection. I opted for the beef and beer pie which was excellent with fluffy pastry top and generous chunks of beef, served with chips and veg. and a glass of ale. The serving was sufficient for me not to need dessert....More

Thank ColinA640
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

The bistro is very well located beside Neptune's Staircase and affords great views of Ben Nevis. Service was very good with our waiter asking if we needed cutlery when he brought our mains despite there been none on the table! The min of sea bass...More

1  Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed June 25, 2017

...and weren't disappointed. A cool welcome. Friendly staff. Good view of the locks from the right tables. Food fine (we had a fish pie and a Caesar salad as mains). The Service seemed to get more hectic the busier the place got. Overall though, we...More

Thank GeeWizzz
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August 18, 2017|
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Response from ch00chter | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website, the Bistro restaurant area is open all day
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Moorings_Manager_12 |
Hi there, Yes we have a Set Christmas Menu running from the 1st of December through until the 23rd. The Menu can be found on our website under the offers section. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William  >  Banavie
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 772797
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The Moorings offers mouth-watering cuisine in our Restaurant, using fine Scottish produce, including west coast seafood and Highland game. The Upper Deck Lounge bar also serves a range of tasty bar meals including fish, chicken and pasta dishes.
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