eating in Fort William
Fort William is a bit of a gourmet desert. The fish place on the water is nice but perhaps above your budget. Grog and Gruel as above but when I have been with a group have almost always ended up upstairs at the Ossian I think it’s called as they always have tables which I know is not a good sign. Ordinary, but so are the prices. The place in the Alexander Hotel is OK too.Posted 6 years agoARTSubscriber
Seeking the knowledge of the STW fellowship:Posted 6 years ago
We’re being tourists for a change and we’re taking the train from Glasgow to Fort William. Any recommendations for places to eat tonight? Nothing fancy, just somewhere pleasant for the tandemwarriors to take their mums for food tonight.
Thanks, Rob & Sandy (and mums!)preddallMember
There’s a new (Ish) curry house on the high st it opened in sept 2010 and I went there after a day on the world champs mtb runs…
If you walk up the main st (from the train station) it’s on the left about 1/3 of the way up.
We were really impressed by the quality of the food.
I still have the number on my phone it’s : 01397 701367
PhilPosted 6 years agoenduro-aidMember
I think everyone is just saying grog and gruel because of the beer haha but to be hounest i would end up in there as well, some cracking nights in there esp over the world cup weekend
could try the pub just down the main drag and accross from the grog and gruel, Ive ate there once and was good nice big deck out the back as well, think its called the nevis or ben nevisPosted 6 years agotrail_ratMember
folk still eat at ossians- that place should be bust by now.
put it this way – world cup weekend everywhere is rammed and you want quick food thats just above mcdonalds – youll find no queue for a table at ossians …..
grog and gruel – but its always busy (a good thing)
ben nevis – upstairs does nice food – venison was lovely last time i was there – downstairs smells of toilet !Posted 6 years ago
Blimey, thanks everyone. Looks like the g&g is favourite, and its only a short walk from our b&b.Posted 6 years ago
And if you haven’t done it, the railway journey is absolutely stunning! The weather helped, a mix of sun and moody skies, but crossing Rannoch Moor on the train is beautiful and barren. No wonder it was voted the worlds most picturesque railway journey.
Thanks again, better go and feed the mums!
but crossing Rannoch Moor on the train is beautiful and barren
You’re lucky you’ve never crossed it when my friends and I make our yearly climbing/hiking trip. 😆
I don’t know how it started, but we always go for a little dip in one of the bog pools near Ba Bridge. It certainly makes the walk/jog back to the King’s House pass a bit quicker!!!
There was a group of old buggers from Louisiana watching us do it 2 years ago. they thought it was the funniest thing they had ever seen (you need to understand how desolate Rannoch Moor is to be able to appreciate how odd it would be to see a load of grown men sitting in a bog like it is a jacuzzi!). They wouldn’t let us buy a drink in the King’s House all night. One of the lads was 79, and he told us if we went back the next day to let him know because he would join us!!!!
I hope i’m like that if I ever make it to his age 🙂Posted 6 years ago
Back home now, thanks again to everyone for your input, much appreciated and very entertaining as always!
We went to the grog & gruel on the first night, and we went back the second night, the mums liked it so much.
Good atmosphere, friendly service, very reasonable prices and most importantly damn nice food. The vension burger is huge and delicious, and the bread & butter pudding is FANTASTIC!!
And try the Glencoe oat stout, lovely pint.
Cheers,Posted 6 years ago
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