A big part of visiting somewhere different is the local cuisine and we have been very select when choosing restaurants and cafes for this section. We have checked that local produce is used wherever possible and hopefully the menus will offer you something you may not otherwise try. Quality, service and good reviews have also been taken into consideration. Be bold, be brave and give those taste buds something to think about!

And let’s not forget drinking! With many areas brewing their own craft beers and even some gin distillers, you can sample a drink you otherwise wouldn’t perhaps come across.  Many beer producers offer tours and tastings and they also make a fantastic gift.

Tain Mussels

Crannag Bistro – Steak and Seafood Restaurant – Bonar Bridge

The Crannag Bistro offers well prepared, tasty, unpretentious locally sourced food and drink in attractive surroundings.

Over the years we have gained a reputation for local steaks, seafood and pork.

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Our menu changes often but here are some of our signature dishes which, through popular demand, keep re-appearing. Such as: West Coast Scallops with chorizo and lemon, Ross-shire Rib Eye Steak, Ian’s Toulouse Sausage and Belly Pork and Date & Pecan Pudding to name but a few!

So now your mouth’s watering, give us a call and give those taste buds a treat!

Timespan, Helmsdale

Timespan Museum, Gallery, Gardens, Gift Shop & Café – Helmsdale

Offering cream teas, mouth-watering cakes, light lunches and coffee, Timespan is the perfect spot to catch your breath. With wifi available it’s also one of the few places in the area you can check on your emails! Sit in or enjoy the Herb Garden or Geology Garden!

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Find out more about Timespan Museum, Gallery, Gardens, Gift Shop & Café

The Geology Gardens rocks include Lewisian Gneiss, Red Granite, Jurassic Sandstone and Fossil Coral. The garden is bounded by a low dry-stone dyke of local stone.  The garden incorporates a tranquil seating area with a glass balustrade to allow uninterrupted views across the river. Visitors have seen otters, seals and many different types of birds while having a bite to eat.

Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Caitness

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Crannag Takeaway – Bonar Bridge

Pizzas, Steakburgers & Bannermans Scampi

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la mirage

La Mirage – Helmsdale


t: +44 (0)1431 821615