Where to eat

We do not offer evening meals at Pentland Lodge House, there are many excellent places to eat very close by.  However we would never like to see anyone go hungry so we can rustle up a supper tray for you if needed.  We are also happy for you to use our dining room for take-away meals (just ask us for plates etc).

We keep sample menus of most places to eat in Thurso.  We have also eaten in most of them and are happy to let you know our views.  Being so close to the sea it goes without saying that you can get excellent fish but our local beef and lamb are also extremely tasty. From fine dining to takeaways, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

Most places do not require booking in advance and are within a short distance of each other so you can take a look before you eat.  However there are some places that it is best to book in advance.

 Restaurant-Style

The Captain’s Galley

The Captain’s Galley pride themselves on their sustainable seafood

This is one of the best Seafood restaurants in the country (selected in the Top 50 best places to eat by the Times).

Husband and wife team, Jim and Mary, have won numerous awards for their food and the strong philosophy of using local sustainable and seasonal produce.

 

The Upper Deck

Also in Scrabster.  The Upper Deck is mentioned in “Notes from a Small Island” by Bill Bryson as being excellent for steak.  Although this book was published in 1995 the comment is still true today.

Bydand

Recently renovated from its previous incarnation as Le Bistro.

The Pavilion

This restaurant has a great view overlooking Turso beach. Watch the waves while sampling their seafood. it’s quite small so be sure to make a reservation.

Pub-Style

Y-Not Bar and Grill

Y-Not offers a range of good quality pub food in a relaxed enviroment.

Hotel Restaurants

Pentland Hotel

Best known for their carvary on a Sunday.

The Park Hotel

Offers a range of traditional pub food. Their macaroni cheese is a favourite from the menu.

The Red Pepper

Offers the choice of a bar menu or a la carte.

Cafes

Tempest Cafe

Serves traditional lunchtime fare of soup, sandwiches, paninis and burgers. Geared towards surfers and also offers surf equipment hire.

The Blue Door Coffee Shop and Diner

Located on the seafront at the Thurso Bay Camping and Caravan Park the Blue Door offers burgers and other American diner staples.

Caffe Cardosi

Situated right in the middle of town. Known for their home bakes, especially for offering gluten free options.