Whether you want that special candle-lit dinner in the Garden Restaurant which overlooks the formal walled gardens, or a more informal meal in comfortable surroundings in front of the roaring log fire, in the 11ft fireplace which was formerly the Bishop’s kitchen in the 1500’s there is an excellent choice of dishes.

This room has been transformed into a comfortable bar and reception and features 15th century stone walls with oak and Caithness slab flooring.

Our Sunday Lunch is extremely busy and booking is recommended.

On sunny days the garden is a sociable hive of activity with customers enjoying an open air dining experience on the lawns.

Dornoch Castle has an excellent reputation amongst the local populace and visitors alike and is now recognised as one of the premier dining venues of the north and has retained Rosette status for the past 6 years.

Meals Served Daily from 6.30pm to 9.00pm daily


~ The Dornoch Castle Hotel Sample Menus ~




Main Courses



  • ₤6.95
  • Soup Of The Day

    with freshly cut bread

  • ₤7.95
  • Scottish Mussels

    with a Thai red coconut sauce

  • ₤7.95
  • Whisky Cured Salmon Gravadlax

    with a orange and fennel salad

  • ₤7.50
  • Chicken Liver Parfait

    with red onion marmalade and Scottish oatcakes

  • ₤7.00
  • Green Pea Risotto

    with crisp rocket and parmesan tuille

  • £9.95
  • Pan Seared Pigeon Breast

    with stout and onion puree and pomme mousseline

  • £21.95
  • Chargrilled Ribeye Steak

    with sautéed potato, green beans, crisp rocket and salsa rosso

  • £18.95
  • Charred King Scallops and Black Tiger Prawn Linguini

    with spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes and a garlic and chilli oil

  • £18.95
  • Pan Roasted Breast of Duck

    with turned potatoes, buttered savoy cabbage, roasted carrots
    and jus

  • £14.95
  • Chargrilled Aubergine, Tomato and Feta (v)

    with smoked aubergine puree and tomato compote

  • £16.95
  • Slowly Braised Feather Blade of Beef

    with parsnip puree, parsley mash and roasted root vegetables

  • £16.95
  • Slow Roasted Pork Belly

    with crispy potatoes, parsnip puree, roasted vegetable and red wine jus

  • ₤7.50
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

    with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

  • ₤7.50
  • Cranachan

    with coulis and mini shortbread

  • ₤7.50
  • Black Forest Gateau

    with kirsch cherries

  • £7.50
  • Banana & Toffee Cheesecake

    with caramelized banana and coulis

  • ₤8.95
  • Selection of Scottish Cheeses

    with chutney, grapes and celery