Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Thurso & Scrabster

Captain’s Galley

Classy but friendly Captain’s Galley, just 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 th…
Top Choice Seafood in Portmahomack

The Oystercatcher

Seafood aficionados shouldn’t miss this quirky restaurant, which serves up excellent seafood in a small room on the Portmahomack waterfront. Lobster is a speciality and beautifully done; other dishes have French roo…
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Bettyhill

Côte du Nord

Brilliantly innovative cuisine, wonderfully whimsical presentation and an emphasis on local ingredients are the highlights of the excellent gastronomic degustation menu here. It's an unlikely spot to find such a gou…
Top Choice Seafood in Plockton

Plockton Shores

This welcoming restaurant attached to a shop sports a tempting menu of local seafood, including good-value platters with langoustines, mussels, crab, squat lobster and more, or succulent hand-dived tempura scallops.…
Top Choice Cafe in Loch Maree & Around

Whistle Stop Cafe

A colourful presence in the former village hall, this is a tempting place to drop by for anything from a coffee to enticing bistro fare. There are great daily specials and delicious home baking, juices and smoothies…
Top Choice Cafe in Durness

Cocoa Mountain

At the Balnakeil craft village, this upbeat cafe and chocolate maker offers handmade treats including a chilli, lemongrass and coconut white-chocolate truffle, plus many more unique flavours. Tasty espresso and hot …
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Portree (Port Righ)

Scorrybreac

Set in the front rooms of what was once a private house, and with just eight tables, Scorrybreac is snug and intimate, offering fine dining without the faff. Chef Calum Munro (son of Donnie Munro, of Gaelic rock ban…
Top Choice Bistro in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Digby Chick

A modern restaurant that dishes up bistro cuisine such as haddock and chips, slow-roast pork belly or roast vegetable panini at lunchtime, the Digby Chick metamorphoses into a candlelit gourmet restaurant in the eve…
Top Choice Gastropub in Applecross

Applecross Inn

The perfect shoreside location for a sunset pint, with its spectacular vistas of Skye, Raasay and the sea, this remote inn is deservedly famous for its food. Most of what's on offer are daily blackboard specials con…
Top Choice Seafood in Lochcarron

Kishorn Seafood Bar

Four miles west of Lochcarron, the Kishorn Seafood Bar is a cute pale blue bungalow which serves the freshest of local seafood simply and well, with very fair prices. The baguettes are great, the views are spectacul…