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 9.30pm daily

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Main Courses



  • ₤7.50
  • Dornoch Salad Leaves

    with quail eggs, croutons and raspberry vinaigrette

  • ₤8.50
  • Seared West Coast Scallops

    On wilted greens, with fresh ginger, chilli and sesame seed dressing

  • ₤7.50
  • Pan Fried Duck Livers, Pancetta and Salad Leaves

    with honey and mustard dressing

  • ₤7.95
  • Dornoch Firth Mussels

    cooked in a garlic and white wine cream sauce

  • ₤8.25
  • Duo of Hot Smoked Salmon and Langoutine

    with lemon and dill dressing

  • £24.95
  • Seared Fillet of Scottish Beef

    with braised beef and horseradish croquette potato and rich red wine jus

  • £18.00
  • Fresh Fillet of Loch Salmon

    with briased fennel and lemon and herb butter sauce

  • £22.50
  • Pan Fried Loin of Highland Venison

    with dauphinoise potatoe, vegetables and redcurrent jus

  • £15.00
  • Creamy Mushroom Risotto (v)

    topped with rocket salad and green pesto

  • £19.00
  • Dornoch Firth Mussels

    cooked in a garlic and white wine cream sauce

  • ₤7.50
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

    with butterscotch sauce

  • ₤7.50
  • Dark Belgian Chocolate Brownie

    with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream

  • ₤7.50
  • Light Bailey’s Panacotta

    with caramel sauce

  • ₤8.50
  • Selection of Fine Cheeses

    with grapes, celery and oatcakes