Top Choice Seafood in Portmahomack


Seafood aficionados shouldn’t miss this quirky restaurant, which serves brilliant fare in a small room on the Portmahomack waterfront. Lobster is a specialty and beautifully done; other dishes have French roots and …
Top Choice Cafe in Lairg

Pier Café

A very worthwhile stop, this bustling cafe by the loch has pleasant views, art exhibitions on the walls and real flair. Great chalkboard specials augment a Mediterranean-influenced bistro menu that draws on local pr…
Bistro in Strathpeffer

Red Poppy

On the main road opposite the spa buildings, this is comfortably Strathpeffer's best eating establishment. The casual modern interior with its bright red chairs is the venue for confident, well-presented dishes cove…
Bistro in Tain

Platform 1864

Real love has gone into this excellent restoration of Tain's train station building, which has become a handsome wood-clad bar and restaurant, open all day. The menu features hearty, bar-style fare with a few flouri…
Bistro in Bonar Bridge & Ardgay


Classic casual dining fare from various parts of the world comes together at this likeable Highland bistro, an unlikely find in Bonar Bridge. The menu varies but you might find a classic French cut of steak alongsid…
Italian in Dornoch


The clean lines of this contemporary Italian-American cafe make a break from the omnipresent heritage and history of the coastline. Ciabattas and salads stuffed with tasty deli ingredients make it a good lunch stop;…
Scottish in Dornoch

Dornoch Castle Hotel

In the evening, toast your toes in the cosy bar, which has decent real ales and a substantial malt selection, before dining in style at this hotel restaurant, tucking into dishes featuring plenty of game and seasona…
Bistro in Tain


Well-presented dishes from across the world are a real strength at this likeable and extremely friendly central cafe and bistro. It doesn't try to complicate dishes like scallops or Thai seafood curry too much and t…
Cafe in Dornoch

Courthouse Cafe

Beautifully set in the former town courtroom, this is an atmospheric upstairs spot for a coffee or lunch, with a range of attractive wooden tables, comfortable armchairs and other places to perch.
Pub Food in Dornoch

Eagle Hotel

Nobody on the streets of Dornoch after 7pm? You'll find most of them in this cosy, welcoming pub, which looks after its customers with good service and a menu of fairly priced, solid offerings, such as reliably tast…