Inver is a small, characterful restaurant on the shores of Loch Fyne, on Scotland’s west coast.

Our a la carte lunch menus feature simply prepared fresh seafood and native meat and game in season. We have a cosy bar serving pre-dinner craft ale, natural wine and fancy drinks.  In the evening we serve a six course tasting menu, using current cooking techniques and the very best local wild and farmed ingredients we offer a contemporary take on traditional and forgotten Scottish dishes.

Pam and Rob took over in spring 2015 and with their friends and family have built the sort of place they like to spend time. We hope that you will too.

Press & Reviews

‘Scotland’s Food: Inspired by the Land’
BBC StoryWorks – March 2023

‘A Focus on Community and Climate…’
TOAST Magazine – February 2023

‘The Good Food Guide – Top 20 Most Exciting Restaurants 2022 – No.9’
The Good Food Guide – October 2022

‘National Restaurant Awards – UK’s 100 Best Restaurants – No.23’
**Best Restaurant in Scotland**
Restaurant Magazine – June 2022

‘Something to believe in’
– Jemma Beedie Pellicle Magazine 2022

‘Michelin Green Star’
The Michelin Guide 2022

‘Pam Brunton is raising the bar for Scottish seafood at Inver’
– Kim Severson NY Times November 2021

‘National Restaurant Awards – UK’s 100 Best Restaurants – No.85’
Restaurant Magazine – August 2021

‘Chef of the Year – Pamela Brunton’
The Good Food Guide 2020

‘No. 33 – UK top 50 restaurants ‘
The Good Food Guide 2020

‘Menu of the Year’
The Catey Awards June 2019

‘…an ambitious, utterly laudable, rarefied treat of a restaurant…’
– The Mystery Diner  Scottish Field – August 2019

‘…a thoughtful use of the best local ingredients’
– Nicholas Lander  Financial Times – October 2018

‘The Sunday Times 100 best places to eat in the UK’
– Marina O’Loughlin and Giles Coren  The Times – September 2018

‘Inver is one of my happiest places…’
– Mark C. O’Flaherty  The Telegraph – July 2018

‘National Restaurant Awards – UK’s 100 Best Restaurants – No.88
Restaurant Magazine – June 2018

‘A perfect meal.’
– Ron Mackenna  The Herald – June 2018

‘There’s a cocktail made with local rhubarb so delicious I saw a woman upend the glass on her face. ‘
– Antonia Quirke Conde Naste Traveller – May 2018

‘…a journey’s end that tastes much better than most.’
– Natalie Whittle Financial Times – August 2017

‘A loch-side treasure. 10/10’
– Joanna Blythman The Herald – June 2017

‘Pam and her partner Rob Latimer are up to something world-class…’
– Sophie Dening Conde Naste Traveller – April 2017

‘…at the end of last summer, I have my first literal taste of the new Highlands.’
– Charlotte Sinclair The Financial Times – April 2017

‘The Sunday Times top 100 restaurants – Regional winner, Scotland & N Ireland’
– David Hutcheon The Sunday Times – February 2017

‘Restaurant of the Year  – Scotland’
– The AA Hospitality Awards 2016/17

‘Best Restaurant Experience’
– Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2016

‘A paradise at the end of the world …’
– Stephanie Pander Vogue Netherlands – November 2017

‘Discovering Inver is like finding a pearl in a Loch Fyne oyster; rare, valuable and surprising yet…wholly natural.’
– The Good Food Guide 2017

‘Inver’s offerings are a celebration of Scotland’s larder; dishes sing of the seasons and are served with a simplicity and flair that respects provenance and quality of ingredients.’
– Robbie Armstrong The List – August 2016

‘The food is the star…clever, honest cooking.’
– Sophie Pither  Conde Naste Traveller Hot List – June 2016

‘This truly is the destination restaurant in the region. Food is foraged, found, grown and sourced locally and made into something simple; beautiful to look at and eat.’
– Peter Irvine  Scotland The Best – April 2016

‘25 coolest restaurants .’ – No.1
– Andy Lynes  The Times – November 2015

‘My 50 favourite UK restaurants.’
– Marina O’Loughlin  The Guardian – October 2015

‘Five of the best: places to eat in the Highlands.’
– Cate Devine  The FT – August 2015

‘The roast chicken…as good a plate of food as I’ve ever had.’
– Kirsty McLuckie  The Scotsman – July 2015

‘What sets Inver apart from other avant-garde restaurants is the sense of humour. 
– Anna Burnside  Daily Record – July 2015

‘Top 5 seafood restaurants on the UK coast.’
– Sally Shalam  Condé Nast Traveller – May 2015

‘It is perfection… I have never eaten better lamb in my life. Ever.’
– Ron Mackenna  The Herald – June 2015

‘Everything we eat is eye-opening, enlivening, as bracing as a dip in the loch.’
– Marina O’Loughlin  The Guardian – May 2015