Where to Eat in Dornoch: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 28, 2018 Claudia Navarrete

Dornoch (/ˈdɔːrnɒx/;  Scottish Gaelic: Dòrnach pronounced [ˈt̪ɔːrˠn̪ˠəx];  Scots: Dornach) is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth, near to where it opens into the Moray Firth to the east. The town is within the Highland local government council area.
Things to do in Dornoch

1. 2 Quail Restaurant

2 Quail 2 Quail Inistore House Castle Street Castle Street Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SN, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast HK$714 - HK$722 +44 1862 811811
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

2 Quail Restaurant

Reviewed By Trevor S - Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

There can be no doubting the warmth of Kerensa's welcome and her ongoing attention. Michael's food at the Golf Club was also good.
However, we felt that this B & B did not match the comments made by other reviewers and indeed the article we read in the Telegraph.
Our room was on the first floor directly overlooking the pavement and the main road through Dornoch. Despite sash window double glazing and internal shutters you could hear passing traffic until quite late.
We also found the room itself somewhat cramped and the en- suite shower room dated.
The bed linen was clean but we prefer white pillow cases at least.
A pity because Kerensa was so helpful but 2 Quail needs to have some updating.

2. Luigi's Restaurant

Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SN, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$314 +44 1862 810893
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 472 reviews

Luigi's Restaurant

Luigi Is A Modern & Friendly Restaurant Centrally Located In The Charming Northern Scottish Coastal Town Of Dornoch.by Day We Are A Cafe Serving Lavazza Coffee, Homemade Cakes & Soups, Fresh Salads, Seasonal Specials By Night Our Menu Is Contemporary European With An Emphasis On Scottish Seafood & Locally Sourced Ingredients.

Reviewed By Andrew M - Linlithgow

My wife and I were on holiday and decided to try this place. It was my wife's birthday and our last night of the holiday. Couldn't have picked a nicer place. What a gem. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Wine from practically any bottle could be ordered by the glass.
The food was lovely. The calamari in tempura was cooked to perfection as it wasn't in the least but chewy. The scallops, prawns and chorizo linguine was the best I've tasted and they certainly didn't skimp on the seafood as some places do. The staff were attentive without being over bearing.

3. Tall Pines

Evelix Road | Evelix, Dornoch IV25 3HR, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards British Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$8 +44 1862 810968
Excellent
27%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 48 reviews

Tall Pines

Reviewed By mand21 - Thurso, United Kingdom

Stopped here today for a snack while travelling to Caithness, sorry wont be stopping again.
Just wanted tea and a Sandwich for me and my husband, you couldn't get just a Sandwich on its own, you had to either have salad or chips with it.
If you just take the Sandwich on its own you still get charged the same price. so we took it with chips,and asked for white bread.
Got brown bread which was hard and the chips were frozen ones, not great.
ordered a fudge slice....it tasted stale, not fresh.
The only good thing was the tea.

4. Sutherland House

Argyle Street | Argyle Street, Dornoch IV25 3LA, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1862 811023
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Sutherland House

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Reviewed By travellerRichmond - Richmond

We have been visiting Dornoch for golf and walking for the last 5 years and always make a point of going here. Margaret is a great hostess and the food is always reliable. Would recommend the haggis Benbraggie and the Chicken Glenmorangie. Will be back next year.

5. Alex Chinese Takeaway

75 Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SR, Scotland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Fast Food, Asian, Gluten Free Options Dinner +44 1862 810004
Excellent
43%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Alex Chinese Takeaway

Reviewed By robert w - Harthill, United Kingdom

This was our second visit to Chinese takeaway we had spare ribs then sweet n sour chicken fried rice and chips it was all well cooked and nice and hot even going back to grannies heilan hame we both enjoyed our meal with good portion sizes well worth a try.

6. ONE UP RESTAURANT

The Square, Dornoch, Scotland Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available British, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
27%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 37 reviews

restaurant above Dornoch Inn public house. Great food - lots of choices.

Reviewed By KERI1229 - Scotland

We had a quick lunch here on Saturday, we were served promptly, and efficiently by a friendly girl. the portions were generous, if not bordering on too much, but not for my other half who enjoyed the food so much he polished off half of mine! food was well presented, very very good chips!!!
Decor was quirky and liked all the exposed beams. (faux beams? not sure - either way lovely).
We asked the girl who served us for some local bits to do and she was really helpful and pleasant. would definitely go back.
Thanks!

7. Dornoch Patisserie and Cafe

1 High Street, Dornoch IV25 3SH, Scotland Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$86 +44 1862 811148
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Dornoch Patisserie and Cafe

Great fresh homemade food.

Reviewed By gast410 - Amersfoort, The Netherlands

We enjoyed visiting this small patisserie in Dornoch. It is a small cafe with excellent cakes. The quality of cakes is excellent. The very best in this area. It is worth a detour.

8. The Eagle Hotel Restaurant

Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SR, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1862 810008
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 309 reviews

The Eagle Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By Sue R - Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Eagle Hotel bar was quite noisy with sports on TV, they appeared to have a quieter room next door. The food and service was good.

9. Conservatory Restaurant

Royal Golf Hotel | The First Tee, Dornoch, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff British, Scottish Dinner
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Conservatory Restaurant

We stayed at the Royal Golf Hotel for a week, just returned home. Their restaurant isnt listed on Trip Advisor. I can assure you it is full service, and is really good food. Please consider adding it, as they would appreciate getting the word out. Thank you.

Reviewed By thecommissioner41 - Alexandria, Virginia

A lovely, sunny evening in the Conservatory - overlooking the 1st and 18th holes of the Royal Dornoch Golf Course and the Dornoch Firth is only improved by the good service and food in the this restaurant - excellent local meats, seafood, produce are all well-prepared and presented - a good wine list adds to the pleasure - all making an excellent way to relax after 18 (or 36) holes on the world-class course.

10. The Dornoch Inn Restaurant and Bar

Church Street, Dornoch, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +44 1862 810376
Excellent
28%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

The Dornoch Inn Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By L M - Falkirk District, United Kingdom

Last nights meal was in the upstairs restaurant. Perfect setting. Lovely warm cozy place with fresh tasty and hearty portioned food. Bar downstairs quiet but barmaid was extremely friendly Yorkshire lass. Nip in to see what we mean. ?

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