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Crannag Bistro

Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
+44 1863 766111
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a fabulous dinner here while on the NC500. Ian and Kathy were wonderful host and cooks and do a great job running this small restaurant. And it is small so be sure to book ahead as it will get busy! Both my boyfriend...More

Thank Natasha A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this place whilst staying in Dornoch. Despite the last dramatic review, but based on the many previous positive reviews, we decided to give it a try and thank god we did. The food is wonderful. Run by a husband and wife team this...More

Thank 1countryatatime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My companion and I were the guests of friends at the Crannag Bistro; one of few options for dinner in the immediate Kyle of Sutherland area. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left (after our main courses; by them we'd had enough!),...More

Thank Epicurus1
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Epicurus (What a strange pen name for a Trip Advisor Contributor) We were very, very distressed to read your review. Your first effort was removed by Trip Advisor because it violated their guidelines. Yet you have persisted in publishing a second, very personal attack...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our b&b owners recommend this place to us and they were not wrong. Great local ingredients and superb flavours. If I was being super picky , my venison could have been a tiny bit warmer but as it needed to be served medium rare I...More

Thank Matrixboy
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you made the journey from Dornoch! Yes, our venison burgers are 8 oz handmade patties - quite large lumps of meat which we try to keep slightly pink inside. Glad you enjoyed it! It is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at Crannag with family one evening when parents were visiting. Couldn't have had a better experience, ambience was lovely, hospitality and attentiveness was perfect and the food was purely delicious. Having a wee dram by the bar before the meal felt very welcoming and...More

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Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we really appreciate it. We work hard to create a relaxing atmosphere for customers to enjoy their evening at the Crannag. We look forward to seeing you again in the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I dined here whilst doing the North coast 500 tour. A couple appears to run the restaurant - the husband who was serving the food had a good sense of humour and made some recommendations of places to visit. The food -...More

Thank Anna S
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us - the pork satay is a deliciously spicy dish for refined palates! I hope you continued to enjoy the NC500 tour and we look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We discovered the Crannag Bistro last year whilst on holiday and made a point of booking for the second time whilst here again this year. It's a good hour's drive from where we stay on the Black Isle, but really worth the journey. We both...More

1  Thank Rachel B
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful review! It was a pleasure to see you and we are really glad that you like the way we do things here. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip north. Thank you for taking the time to praise our...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We dined at the bistro whilst staying in Bonar Bridge en route from Land's End to John o' Groats on our bikes. We had no reservation and there was some initial question as to whether there would be space for us but, after an uncertain...More

Thank 1BlueHeaven
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Barry and Geoff! Thank you for your kind review - hope you made it all the way north - am sure you did when fuelled with our Vietnamese Pork! Thank you for your patience whilst we dealt with customers on a busy evening -...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Spent an evening last week at the bistro and had a wonderful time with delicious food. I had the lamb as a main which was beautifully cooked and very tender, as were the scallops I had for my starter. My wife, who is originally from...More

1  Thank Alan L
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your super review - it was a pleasure to meet you both. So pleased your wife enjoyed our vegetarian Thali - it was lovely to get such positive and generous feedback. Yes, please do pop back in if you are ever up...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our kind B&B host booked us a last minute table here on a Saturday evening. It is a small and excellent place. The menu featured a number of atypical dishes all beautifully prepared and flavorful. The host (owner?) was most helpful and kind to accommodates...More

2  Thank xandersmom1
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! As we are open all year round, we do close on Sundays and Mondays to recuperate! Sorry you missed out on a second evening with us, but so glad you enjoyed the food and service at the Crannag. The...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$47
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Bonar Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1863 766111
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Award winning Highland restaurant serving local ingredients in contemporary dishes. Organic wines, North Highland whiskies and Cairngorm beers, unpretentious food and a true Highland welcome. Booking always recommended!
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