On the banks of the Caledonian Canal, just a few miles from Inverness, sits An Talla by Loch Ness. For anyone visiting our beautiful area, this is a great place to stop and have a rest. With a fresh lunch menu, wide range of stunning Scottish gifts and a beautiful canal-side location, it’s a great way to spend time on your holiday.
Delicious lunch menu
Finding somewhere nice to eat is always high on people’s agendas on holiday. Fortunately, An Talla ticks that box. With a name that means ‘gathering place’, you can be sure of a warm welcome here. They use many local suppliers in Scotland, ensuring you get a real taste of the country when you visit. And these suppliers offer seasonal produce too, giving you the best flavours of Scotland’s larder whichever time of year you visit.
Suppliers include Highland Fine Cheeses in Tain, Three Little Bakers in Inverness and George Cockburn Butcher in Dingwall. By doing this, they can keep food mileage low, and keep the time from farm to dish as low as possible too.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast menu, served 10am – 1.30pm, of a good old Scottish fry up. Or maybe have some filled rolls instead. A favourite in Scotland is the lorne sausage – sometimes just called a flat sausage – in a roll. Add a bit of ketchup or brown sauce and you’ll be ready to start the day with that!
Whatever lunch you are in the mood for, An Talla will be sure to meet your needs. Homemade margarita pizza, BBQ pulled pork, cheese & bacon burger are all delicious. There’s also a fantastic sandwich and soup menu to get you through the day.
Finding somewhere that sells quality gifts can often involve trekking around shops all day. Fortunately, you’re sure to find that special something in An Talla by Loch Ness. It has a wide range of lovely gifts to suit any budget. In fact, you can take a look at their online shop for a selection of their range and buy some now. For example, everyone is sure to appreciate a tartan hip flask, or a gorgeous cashmere scarf. There are also many collections at this Highland gift shop from prominent designers, including Jo Malone and Alice Wheeler.
Remember we said that An Talla by Loch Ness was in a beautiful setting? We weren’t kidding. Nestled next to the Caledonian Canal, it serves as a perfect place to relax and watch the canal boats drift by. The lock is also where many Loch Ness cruises set off from, including Loch Ness by Jacobite. It’s also a great place to start and end the Dochgarroch Loop. This trail is suitable for walking, running and cycling and is a great place to spot local wildlife.
Just a short walk from here is the Highland Lassie, a unique place to spend a few nights! If you have always wanted to stay on a canal barge, this is your chance. It just goes to show you that you never know what’s around the corner here by Loch Ness!
So if you are looking for things to do in Inverness, make sure you spend some time by Dochgarroch Lock and An Talla by Loch Ness. It’s a beautiful area, and worth a visit. You’ll pass this area on Section 1 of the Loch Ness 360° Trail.