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Crannag Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
+44 1863 766111
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (29 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (11 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A truly lovely menu, five courses, filled us with spices and delight. The chosen wine was superb. A memorable evening. Sorry about the purple ink😶

Thank Carin S
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed our Caribbean spicy menu. Purple is a lovely colour anyway :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Brora for a week love the area but not for its array of restaurants mostly mediocre This is a shining exception worth the trek to Bonar Bridge .spoilt for choice by the menu -scallops and cheese soufflé both great starters , beautifully cooked...More

Thank Malcolm42
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! And for coming over from Brora for the evening. So glad you all enjoyed the risottos and lamb. Perfect guests on a quiet evening - thank you again for your support.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Highlands is not blessed with gastronomic options....The Crannag is a major exception to that rule. Home cooked food by Kathy and Ian Smith with the added bonus of Ian’s inimitable front of house style. The menu is a mixture of house specials and seasonal...More

Thank 51howard
Ian S, Public Relations Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and continued support of the Crannag - we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the ginger pudding and onglet steak. Always lovely to see your smashing family - beautifully behaved young ladies. It is a pleasure...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017

Absolutely outstanding Christmas Day lunch today. Excellent food combined with first class service. Thank you again.

1  Thank Tony O
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We recently dined in this lovely family run establishment - we could not have been treated better - great hospitality and fine food also. The food was all beatifully prepared and presented with great flair and passion - the local lamb in particular was of...More

2  Thank WeeMacan
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us, and in particular the lamb rump. Hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Five hungry guys in Bonar Bridge had a great time last night in Crannag Bistro....Great food & great hosts. Thanks Ian & Kathy!!

Thank Rob S
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

You are welcome! See you next year when you are 'on the hill' again!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

The trouble is, we've run out of superlatives. Just don't think there's anywhere nicer in the Highlands, for atmosphere, warmth of welcome and the food!!! ......... Awkward dietary requirements always accommodated with delicious alternatives and we've truly never had other than an outstanding meal. Ian...More

2  Thank helen h
Ian S, Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Dear Helen, Vicky and John, thank you for another lovely review. It is always a pleasure to serve you and we would never refer to you as awkward! We are grateful for your support and enthusiasm - it keeps us going through the long, dark...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Bonar Bridge is a small village in the Kyle of Sutherland, a beautiful part of Scotland. We found an amazing restaurant in this village, the food is beautiful, very fresh, the menu caters for everyone's taste, not a large menu but great variety, every dish...More

1  Thank Eileen2429
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. Our steaks are very popular and we are lucky to have the finest Highland ingredients available to us. Glad you enjoyed yourselves at the Crannag - it was a delight to host such lovely customers. Hope to...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

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
Ian S, General Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hello Natasha. What a great review - thank you! We work hard to provide a service in a very rural part of the world and it is always great to get such wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

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Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much for restoring our faith in trip advisor! We are so pleased you ignored that bizarre review and made the trip over from Dornoch to investigate the Crannag. It really does rejuvenate the soul to meet lovely people who appreciate what we...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 49
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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