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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…
Bistro in Thurso & Scrabster

Le Bistro

This eatery buzzes with chatter on weekend evenings as locals of all ages chow down on its simple meat-and-carb creations. What it does, it does well: respectably sized steaks come on a sizzling plate and service ha…
Museum in Thurso & Scrabster

Caithness Horizons

This museum brings Caithness history and lore to life through excellent displays. Fine Pictish cross-slabs greet the visitor downstairs; the main exhibition is a wide-ranging look at local history using plenty of au…
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…
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. We reckon it’s a tad overp…
Cafe in Thurso & Scrabster


Set in a converted chapel, it's all about teas and delicious home-baked scones and cakes at this place near the ferry. It also does a nice line in baked potatoes and sandwiches.
Pub Food in Thurso & Scrabster


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…