Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Thurso & Scrabster

Captain’s Galley

Classy but friendly Captain’s Galley, by the Scrabster ferry, offers a short, seafood-based menu featuring local and sustainably sourced produce prepared in delicious ways that let the natural flavours shine through…
Cafe in John O'Groats

Stacks Coffee House & Bistro

If you've just walked here from Land's End, this is exactly the sort of place you've been dreaming about along those last miles. Upbeat and welcoming, Stacks does really excellent home baking, including vegan option…
Bistro in Thurso & Scrabster

Holborn Hotel

A trendy, comfortable place decked out in light wood, the Holborn contrasts starkly with more traditional Thurso watering holes. Uncomplicated but decent meals are available in the bar, while quality seafood – inclu…
French in Wick

Bord de l’Eau

This serene, relaxed French restaurant is Wick's best place to eat. It overlooks the river and serves a changing menu of mostly meat and game French classics, backed up by daily fish specials. Starters are great val…
Cafe in East Caithness

River Bothy

Just where the A9 does a hairpin through Berriedale, this excellent tearoom occupies a stone cottage by the stream that was once the local laird's laundry. The mother and daughter team do absolutely standout cakes a…
Bistro in Thurso & Scrabster

Le Bistro

This popular local eating establishment has had a few changes of ownership in recent years. The current incarnation does upbeat traditional dishes like roast meat along with some appealing fish dishes and slow-cooke…
Scottish in Wick

No 1 Bistro

One of Wick's quality eating establishments, this is an appealing option for lunch or dinner at Mackays Hotel. The food is fairly classic in style and includes local lamb and pork as well as game dishes and a short …
Pub Food in Thurso & Scrabster

Y-Not

Just off the pedestrian strip, this place looks grim from the outside but gets better once you're in, offering a cavernous split-level eating and lounging space with live music at weekends, as well as a cosier loung…
Pub Food in Thurso & Scrabster

Ferry Inn

Near the ferry dock in Scrabster, this traditional stone pub has rather ugly extensions, but these house the busy restaurant. It specialises in steaks – pick your size – and local haddock. The food is decent rather …
Cafe in East Caithness

Whaligoe Steps Cafe

With gorgeous sea views from its clifftop position, this cafe makes a fine reward after climbing back up the adjacent Whaligoe Steps. Pizza and pasta dishes take their place alongside curries and some very tasty dip…