Dining in a Scottish Castle Restaurant Has Never Been Better!

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 that was formerly the Bishop’s kitchen in the 1500’s.

The Castle’s original restaurant and dining room has been transformed into the Whisky Bar and reception that features 15th Century stonewalls, completed with oak panelling and Caithness slab flooring.

The chefs at the Dornoch Castle Hotel have been working exceptionally hard maintaining, for six years running an AA Rosette Status. Using locally source produce to highlight all that Scottish cuisine has to offer. Our food and beverage team have crafted a wine and whisky list especially to compliment the chef’s menu.

On sunny days, the garden is a sociable hive of activity with customers enjoying an open air dinning experience in our beautiful walled gardens, an ideal location for taking in Scotland’s long summer nights.


Lunch is available from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Our Sunday Lunch runs from 12:30pm – 2:30pm and can be extremely busy so booking is recommended.


Meals are 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 pickled beetroot, Avruga Caviar, sliced raddish, crispy capers, sour cream & dill

  • ₤7.50
  • Chicken Liver Parfait

    with Tawny Port gel & Scottish oatcakes

  • ₤9.95
  • Highland Venison Carpaccio

    roasted cherry tomatoes, salsa rosso, parmesan & white truffle oil

  • £6.95
  • Buffalo Mozzarella & Baby Courgette Salad

    spinach, watercress & lemon zest

  • £21.95
  • Chargrilled Ribeye Steak

    Chunky chips, green beans, tomato & chilli chutney, roasted tomato & crisp shallot salad

  • £14.95
  • Haddock & Chips

    Local Golspie haddock coated in panko breadcrumbs with chunky chips, salad, tartare sauce & minted mushy peas

  • £19.95
  • Pan-Seared Cherry Valley Duck Breast

    Chargrilled plums, parsnip & honey pure, savoy cabbage, turned potatoes, mixed berry & sherry jus

  • £14.95
  • Sunblushed Tomato, Caper & Black Olive Polenta Cake

    Sautéed mushrooms, shaved parmesan, rocket & watercress salad

  • £15.95
  • 6oz Diced Chuck & Pancetta Burger

    Cheese, tomato & gherkin, served in a toasted brioche bun with chunky chips & tomato salsa

  • £18.95
  • Grilled Fillet of Seabass

    Pancetta, smoked mussel, onion, carrot, creamed savoy cabbage, sundried tomato & parmesan tuille

  • £14.95
  • Roasted Butternut & Goats Cheese Risotto

    Parmesan, charred cos lettuce, roasted cherry tomatoes & crisp basil leaves

  • £17.95
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

    Garden peas, broad beans, chorizo, haricot beans & watercress

  • ₤6.95
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

    with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

  • ₤6.95
  • Scottish Honey & Raspberry Cranachan

    with coulis and mini shortbread

  • ₤6.95
  • Vanilla Pannacotta

    strawberry gel, peppered strawberries, granola & micro basil

  • £7.50
  • Whisky Infused Chocolate Ganache

    malt ice cream, chocolate soil & raspberry granita

  • ₤9.95
  • Selection of Scottish Cheeses

    with chutney, grapes and celery