Eating out in the Northern Highlands

Lochinver is known by foodies across the land and for very good reason. The rest of the Highlands is bountiful in local produce and fresh seafood. You don’t have to find a posh restaurant to enjoy this either, local tearooms often make all their own soups, bread, cakes and more.

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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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.


Ben Loyal Hotel & Restaurant – Tongue, Sutherland

Ben Loyal is situated in the village of Tongue in the far north coast of Scotland. With stunning views from the dining room, it is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. The hotel is open to non-residents and there is often locally sourced seafood on the menu. The food is exemplary and one of the few places to eat out in the area. Children are welcome and the friendly atmosphere means popping in will be a pleasure, and add to your north coast experience.

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If you find yourself enjoying the surroundings and food so much you want to stay a while, the Ben Loyal is a hotel offering comfortable rooms which also welcome your dog. Walkers love this hotel for this reason as well as families enjoying taking children under 4 for free. And a stay also means you get to sample the legendary full Scottish breakfast too!