Gairloch can boast a number of truly brilliant places to eat and drink. For a small snack or coffee the Mountain Coffee Company in Strath Square can’t be beaten, hours can be whiled away munching on rock cakes and taking in the view from the conservatory. Also in Strath Square is the Spiral Restaurant, which also boasts a take-away chip shop round the back. There are many hotels to choose from: in Gairloch there are many hotels and excellent restaurants including Millcroft Hotel, Myrtle Bank Hotel, The Old Inn, The Shieling and The Steading. Plus, there is also a Chinese takeaway close to the Gale Centre. Within walking distance to the cottage is the waterside Badachro Inn and a short five-minute drive to Shieldaig Lodge. It is advised to book all restaurants in advance: weekend evenings can be particularly busy, especially through the summer months.