Eat & Drink in Strathpeffer

When you visit Strathpeffer you are in for a real dining treat in the restaurant at Ben Wyvis Hotel, as the food and service is renowned in the area for being top notch... We often see many of our reviews refer to the food and how our guests enjoy the traditional style Scottish cooking.

  • Home cooked favourites
  • Great local reputation
  • Groups welcome
  • Lunch stops & suppers

The chef and his brigade prepare a three course dinner menu daily which regularly changes with seasonality, in addition to the dinner menu there is an extensive à la carte menu with delights such as Cullen skink, rack of lamb and steaks which are matured for 21 days and Scottish farmed and sometimes from the Crerar Hotels Home Farm pedigree, grass fed herd.

Our chef Joseph Macater and his team are committed to using local Scottish produce where possible and there are a few local suppliers nearby that supply honey, fruit and vegetables, and haggis from Charles Macleod in Stornaway for the breakfast

Chef has been with Ben Wyvis for more than four years and is used to cooking in the Scottish region as his last position was in Ullapool prior to Strathpeffer. His ethos is all about creating home cooked favourites by using the finest produce which puts a smile on a diners face.

The food served is traditional Scottish fair and guests can expect dishes like Scotch broth, venison, chicken Balmoral and traditional tipsy laird, with desserts like homemade shortbread on the menu.  The chef uses tasty local produce where possible and Scotland’s larder has some of the finest fresh produce on the door step of Ben Wyvis.

Ben Wyvis, by nature of its location close to Inverness and Dingwall, on the main through road to the islands and Highlands, means that the hotel is a good lunch time stop option for coaches and tours around Scotland.

We have a few lunchtime favourites and will happily tailor menus for specific group sizes and parties.  With the Jacobite Restaurant seating up to 180 guests, there is room for a few groups at one time or the ballroom could be host to a lunchtime networking event or private party.  Please contact us for lunch stop menus or private event enquiries.

Lounge food is available most of the day where guests can enjoy a light snack or a sweet treat to fill a space between lunch and dinner. The lounge service menu has sandwiches and cakes which can be enjoyed by the fire between 10am and 6pm daily.

Strathview Lounge Bar has outstanding views over to Ben Wyvis and the room has a warmly, Victorian feel with high ceilings and an open fireplace.  The lounge bar is open all day and has comfy chairs for a relaxing pre-dinner drink or a hot chocolate by the fire of an afternoon, especially in the winter.

Whisky, ales and wines

Crerar Hotels has its own whisky which is brewed in Scotland and the very region that Ben Wyvis is located making it a very special dram to enjoy in the lounge of an afternoon or as an after dinner tipple.  Where better place than the Highlands to enjoy a blended whisky or a malt over ice?  The Stathview Bar has many to choose from, the list is endless.  In addition to our own whisky there is also the Crerar specially brewed ale by Belhaven Best, Heart & Soul.

The Jacobite Restaurant seats up to 180 guests and is where the staff at Ben Wyvis serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The restaurant is a large imposing room with warm colouring, high ceilings, chandeliers and large picture windows which draw in lots of natural light.  There is a large open Victorian fireplace which is lit in the autumn and winter months to give heat and warmth to those dining in the Jacobite.