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Eilean Dubh Restaurant

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18 High Street | Ross-Shire, Fortrose IV10 8SX, Scotland
+44 1381 620690
10:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this charming restaurant today and had lunch - the best Cullen Skink soup ever! We had soup and sandwiches and my grandson had sausage,beans and mash. He is 5 and told us the mash was beautiful! We did try some and it's fab, asked our waitress how it was made so we can try this at home. Many thanks... More 

Thank Juliet1964
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice meal tonight and enjoyed all the locally sourced food. The Lamb and Monk Fish scampi were yummy. All the sauces tasted herby and delicious. The sticky toffee pud and chic cheesecake was very good and we shared a cheese board. We welcomed the information about where the cheese came from. The fried Kale was good even... More 

Thank William T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Best Cullen skink ever , great staff, enjoyed , .all the other meals looked as good, very relaxing,, worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hereford, England
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Poor lighting, polyester net curtains, plastic tables and cracked upholstery could be overlooked if the food were fantastic. Unfortunately it's not. Prices are high (but typical of the area), service good and nice large fabric napkins . The menu was varied and tempting but failed to live up to expectations. Venison pie was less a pie than a cobbler, presented... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were staying in a rented cottage at Rosemarkie and decided to try this restaurant as could get there.easily on the local bus. We were surprised by the extent of the menu and the food was cooked to order and beautifully presented . The young waitress was friendly and very efficient . We enjoyed our meal so much we returned... More 

Thank Moyreen W
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went for Sunday lunch and chose the carvery. It was all delicious- a choice of roast meats and a huge variety of vegetables.

Thank janehardman
Alexandria, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited here with my family on a wee break to Nairn. The service was excellent and the food was excellent. My macaroni cheese was superb. The Cullen skink was also superb. The waitress was very friendly and chatty and was very good with the 5 yr old we had with us.

Thank Pam K
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Bookings are essential...this is a very popular place and rightly so. We were very fortunate to get a table and would have come back the following night if a table was available, but sadly not possible. Much to our disappointment. If you are planning a visit, make sure you book here for dinner every night in... More 

Thank Olivine M
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great little place serving locally produced food to a very high standard. Much better than any large establishment in Inverness and all at reasonable prices. the chef should go for an award.

Thank John D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Eilean Dubh, think I've been put off by the look of it from the outside. However, we had a lovely meal, scallops & crab to start, turbot & sole for mains, followed by local cheeses. The staff were friendly & knowledgeable. We'll be back!

Thank ClareL05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street | Ross-Shire, Fortrose IV10 8SX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Fortrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1381 620690
We are a family run restaurant which specialises in locally sourced and cooked foods. We make everything on site and are proud to be the holders of the best locally sourced restaurant title in Scotland.
We can accommodate most dietary requirements but very specific requests should be notified.
We offer a range of service times from breakfasts till 11.30Am , lunches till 5pm and a proper restaurant menu in the evenings.
As we cook everything from scratch including all our kids meals please do not get us confused with a greasy spoon cafe! Or pub grub style. Our pride is in what we produce. We grow a lot of our ingredients on our own farm and source from our neighbouring farms and we can always tell you who supplied our steaks.

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