The Salen Jetty Shop is the nearest shop with an excellent range of provisions and off license, great for stocking up on essentials. It also has an excellent tearoom with a selection of hot and cold drinks, delicious ice cream, sandwiches/snacks and home baking.  The shop can be contacted on 01967 431557.

In nearby Acharacle there is a Keystore supermarket, cashpoint and post office with a good range of provisions. It is open 7 days a week. In the summer months Produce Markets take place in Acharacle Village Hall, where local produce such as those from Shielfoot Organics and crafts can be purchased, along with the chance to enjoy homemade soups and baking.

A little further afield in Glenuig is the Ardshealach Smokehouse &  Fine Foods where you can buy local smoked fish, cheese & meat.

For larger supermarkets you will have to travel to Mallaig where there is a co-op or Fort William for Morrisons, Lidl and M&S food store.

Eating out

For light meals there is the Ardnamurchan natural history centre which is open every day but Saturday. In the comfort of their tearoom, named for its view of Loch Sunart, they serve a tempting range of light lunches and afternoon teas. Home baking and traditional Scottish recipes are their specialty.

In Acharacle the Tioram tea room is a lovely cafe serving hot and cold drinks homemade cakes and light lunches

For evening meals and lunches the Salen Hotel  offers a wide-ranging menu to suit all tastes. From local venison, fish and seafood to the best in Scottish beef and lamb. Booking is advisable 01967 431661.

In Kilchoan is the delightful Puffin Coffee with excellent coffee and light snacks.

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In Acharacle is  Ardshealach Lodge Restaurant  set in beautiful gardens with views down to Loch Shiel and out to Ben Resipole. The restaurant is popular with locals and visitors alike and serves a varied menu using seasonal and local produce.  Booking is essential 01967 431399

Also in Acharacle is The Loch Shiel Hotel serving lunches and evening meals. 01967 431224

Further afield in Strontian is the Kilcamb Lodge with panoramic views across the beautiful Loch Stunart, it offers fine dining at its very best with  a 3 AA Rosette restaurant  or the less formal Brasserie Restaurant. 01967 402257

The Kilchoan Hotel owned by the Ardnamurchan Estate has a restaurant which features a menu of locally sourced food which changes on a daily basis, often featuring locally caught seafood as well as local lamb, beef, venison, pork and mutton. 01972 510200.

In Glenuig, the Glen Uig Inn is open all day, every day, all year round. Here you’ll find a selection of fish and seafood dishes reflecting their coastal location, Scottish smoked salmon and cheeses, the best Scottish field and game, locally made bread, and fresh vibrant vegetables and salads. 01687 470219