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The Badachro Inn, Gairloch, Highland Council

The Badachro Inn

4.5
4.5
98 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Visit The Badachro Inn | Restaurant by Gairloch for the best hospitality the West of Scotland can offer. The Inn offers good food, beer, wine and spirits to go with it.

Badachro Inn is a unique bar / restaurant in a unique place – a sheltered bay in spectacular Loch Gairloch – one of the best West Coast anchorages. It’s a popular place to meet for a drink or a pleasant meal.

Visit us for the best hospitality the West of Scotland can offer. The Inn offers good food, beer, wine and spirits to go with it. We can also point you in the right direction for places to visit and accommodation in the local area.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT DOGS IN THE CONSERVATORY AREA. IF YOU WISH TO BRING YOUR DOG PLEASE BOOK A TABLE IN THE BAR AREA.

PARTIES OF OVER 6 MUST BOOK BY PHONE ON 01445741255. Please call between 9AM-12PM. OR 3PM-6PM

IF ALL TABLES ARE FULLY BOOKED WHY NOT TRY ONE OF OUR OUTSIDE WOOD FIRED PIZZA FROM THE STAG AND DOUGH ON OUR DECKING CA

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01445 741255

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Gairloch

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 98 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Overall

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Food

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Service

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Ambience

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Value

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Healthy

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Scottish

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wee pub with great food and superb view. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Great choice of food for all types. Obviously seafood is the main priority ut plenty of choice if like me you can't eat seafood. Venison, duck, vegetarian Drinks selection is also top not whether that be there extensive wine cellar, local gins, whisky and beers. Spoilt for choice.
  2. GI

    GILLE

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We received a warm welcome from the friendly staff who were very attentive and we enjoyed a nice meal overlooking the harbour. Good varied menu with daily specials and good selection of wines.
  3. CJ

    CatherineJ

    Angus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    An excellent pub with great service and food. Views are fabulous. Definitely recommend to everyone
  4. DP

    DaveP

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very busy and hectic, lots of people going in and out of the kitchen
  5. PT

    PeterT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was the quality we expected, but the quantities were way too small for the price, especially the cheese board. Such a shame to leave disappointed when we have enjoyed so many good meals here in the past
  6. SM

    SandraM

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful location & fab views over bay. Very friendly staff, superb food, just thought it was a little overpriced.
  7. FW

    FionaW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful spot, good food, lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
  8. DM

    DonM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in this unique location. Our party of six dined at the inn four times over a seven day holiday and enjoyed every meal !
  9. m

    markt

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a beautiful location. Staff all super friendly…. Go :)
  10. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and views. Get a conservatory table for the next experience
  11. SL

    SueL

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The badachro inn was lovely staff were great ambiance was nice food was nothing special not like I thought it would be wouldn’t eat there again
  12. G

    Grace

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I am sorry to say the food was mediocre at best and thats being generous! We would not recommend eating here.We have had some fabulous food while travelling in Scotland over many years but this is one to avoid. The hot/smoked salmon starter was not good and frankly I have had larger smoke salmon starters on an aircraft meal! The portion of salmon was an incredibly small amount and also had tough sinew through it. The salmon with rice and vegetables main course meal….although the taste was nice/o.k…it was poor overall…microwaved pre-prepared rice (you know those ones you pop in the microwave for 2 mins) and greasy vegetables. We had expected more quite frankly. It had been a long day and we were looking forward to a pleasant meal but this experience resulted in us just eating some, paying and getting on our way. Needless to say we would not go back and would not recommend eating here to others- it was poor and hugely disappointing, plus-not cheap! They need to up their game considerably.
  13. PL

    PaulineL

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner. So much choices, menu different that over restaurants!
  14. WD

    WilliamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Just so Foto be back at the Chro after 3 years overseas! Thankfully nothing has changed!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Langoustine and super friendly service. And what a view. Definitely an absolute must if you are in the area!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience two consecutive days.
  17. AH

    AnneH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view and the food was imaginative and tasty, would definitely return and recommend
  18. TR

    TREVORW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here twice whist staying in the area. Setting is second to none and the food is first rate. Nice friendly staff. We will be back on our next visit.
  19. JR

    JorisR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Great service en kind people. The view was stunning, great location. Heared a lot of good things about The Badachro Inn. Well, they were true. Definitely recommend and would come back myself if im there. Good job!
  20. G

    Gavmac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on a warm June evening mid week and the premises were fairly quiet, though did get a bit busier as the evening wore on. A great atmosphere in the bar, casual and welcoming. Some great beers to choose from. We ate in the adjoining conservatory. The friendly and helpful staff member voluntarily moved us from our reserved table to a better one with the fantastic view of the sea. An extensive, reasonably priced wine list. A great meal, more than adequate portions and we finished with cheese and biscuits on the balcony outside almost on top of the water. To sum up, great atmosphere, great food, helpful and very friendly staff. Pity we live so far away...
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We actually went to the Inn three times this week. We had stag & dough pizza on the deck, a Birthday celebration meal in the bar area and then rebooked for the following night in the Boat house outside. All were great occasions with attentive and friendly staff, with everything you’d hope for from a good Inn atmosphere. Specials board was expansive and each night everyone enjoyed their individually selected courses.
  22. JH

    JackH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks; excellent service; very varied menu; great location and outlook.
  23. C

    Carol

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really good place excellent
  24. A

    Anna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Starters were great. My jerk monkfish was over seasoned/spiced which was a shame as it is such beautiful fish
  25. CL

    CarolL

    Kent

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The ambience was unpleasant due to drunken clientele shouting and swearing at the bar. The service was very slow. The pub had clearly taken more bookings than the staff were able to cope with. Our server was pleasant but the food was average. Not an overall good experience.

    The Badachro InnResponded on 6 June 2022Carol Im so sorry you had a bad experience, we have run the Badachro Inn for 22 years so the booking system and tables are booked on a system that works for the Inn. Our food has been getting fabulous revenues as you can see I can only think that we had a lot of people enjoying jubilee w/e and the weather in the bar and on the decking which created a very busy surrounding and its not something pleasing to your self. Im so sorry you did not enjoy your experience Regards Martyn Pearson MD

  26. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food. Good value and lots of choice. Friendly staff. Dogs welcome in the bar.
  27. B

    Ballsey

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice food, lovely staff that were obviously overworked and struggling to keep up with orders. They were trying their hardest but could either do with more staff or offers less covers.
  28. PR

    PeetRonics

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in the Gairloch area. Lovely situated at Badachro, harbour, this place is a must visit when in the area. On a sunny day, enjoy the views from the decking, while have a drink and a bite to eat. Great selection of beers and ales on draught. The food is outstanding. Local caught seafood, best cheesplatter ever. Went back the next day for wood fired pizzas. To top it all, the staff was extremely friendly. Till next time!!
  29. CH

    ChrisH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Gairloch in early June '22. We ate at Badachro Inn twice. The experience was excellent both time. Even though we had an early table on the first occasion (18:00) the pub was very busy. This created a great vibe - many groups of people each having their own good time. The staff were very well organised. We were seated with drinks and menus quickly and without fuss. The menu offered a good range and we had no trouble choosing some excellent dishes. We liked it so much that we booked again for two days later before we left. Given how busy it seemed when we were there booking would seem essential.
  30. SW

    SallyW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delighted to be the first to try out the new beach hut dining experience. Great fun. Wonderful location, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming team. Thank you. We'll be back.
  31. r

    riab

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! We arrived 30 mins late for our booking due to a longer than planned walk but the staff were so friendly and accommodating that we instantly relaxed. The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. We were in heaven looking out across the bay whilst eating a plate of delicious langoustines. Our children had really good quality burgers too. An excellent place that is clearly very well run. We’ll be back!
  32. BG

    BillG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Booking was easy, the food was excellent and well presented. Service was dreadfully slow took us 50minutes to be served during this time other guests were having the same delay and even a simple request for an update was responded to very sharply by the front of house manager The inn was very busy, and the best excuse given was small kitchen with only three staff - perhaps less bookings would preserve the name of Scottish hospitality However despite all of the above we had a great night and would definitely return
  33. KG

    KayG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been visiting the Badachro Inn for many years and the food had always been good but this visit it was amazing. Love this little part of the highlands and the welcome you get from the people in it. If you’re in the area go and visit this gem ❤️
  34. S

    Stardancer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food fine, service very slow. The plum tables are on the terrace. Inside is less appealing.
  35. DT

    DavidT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tremendous food, idyllic location.
  36. B

    Birdybird

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The location is stunning. The food was tasty. Hygiene needs work. I would prefer a friendlier welcome. I personally find it annoying that people who arrived after us were served before us. It could be amazing with tweaks.
  37. J

    Jacks

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Not the best experience. Fish and chips were good but the special disappointing.
  38. GW

    GeorgeW

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent meal. Always a lively venue and decent value
  39. C

    Ccb100

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the haddock and chips, it was excellent. Bar staff friendly and slick service
  40. H

    Henriettagal

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Inn is the only place for miles to eat but that’s ok because it was fabulous. The food. The wait staff the vibe all made us feel welcome in a strange place. We recommend it. Anything on the chefs daily list is worth a try. We had mussels and halibut plus starter seared scallops. Fantastic!

FAQs

The Badachro Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01445 741255.

The Badachro Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Badachro Inn

Badracho Gairloch, Highland Council IV21 2AA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Gairloch

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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