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Crannag Bistro

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Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
+44 1863 766111
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with our family in the Crannag Bistro last week. The quality of food and service is excellent-thankyou.

1 Thank sun_required
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb visit to this fantastic little restaurant with a party of six, including 2 children. The choice of food on the menu was varied and had plenty of options for all. We all had different starters and mains and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Desserts were granted as well. Ian is a great host and makes you feel very... More 

1 Thank Gordon A
Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Once again, we had a wonderful meal...Kathy and Ian continue to excel. We are continually astonished at the wide range of clever cooking --- for example, our starters were pork belly with scallops in a garlic sauce on the one hand and a delicious curried crab on the other. There is just such a lovely atmosphere, warm and welcoming, that... More 

1 Thank helen h
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and I never fail to love it. The food is fantastic!!! Definitely a destination in Bonar Bridge and the surrounding area for food!

Thank Fianumcc
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoy each and every visit - look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Ian More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This fabulous restaurant, because without doubt it's more than a bistro, sits in Bonar Bridge having crossed over the Dornoch Firth on the A9 heading north. Just turn right staying on the A9 and within 50 the yards the Crannag Bistro is found on the left hand side of the road. We arrived in the region and had trouble finding... More 

1 Thank K L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Locally source produce cooked to perfection in a location that is dear to our heart. Perfect in every way. The steaks are to die for and the choice of good wines complement the standard of this first class gem.

2 Thank Kenny B
Whitford, Holywell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We spent a week in Bonar Bridge and were lucky enough to have this place right next door to us. How lucky were we! Spent two thoroughly enjoyable evenings sampling Ian and Kathy's food and enjoying their hospitality. The food was excellent on both occasions and my partner and I sampled confit duck for the very first time ... delicious.... More 

2 Thank Vanessa J
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We loved this restaurant. If ever we are in the area again we shall be dining there. Ian was a great host and very engaging. The menu was small but varied and what we had was lovely. So much so we have asked for one of the recipes. He has a great sense of humour, reflected I think in some... More 

2 Thank philmandy1297
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Owned by a food fanatic, this restaurant buys all of its food locally and cooks it with loving care. Great steak at reasonable prices and matching red wine.

1 Thank Creativejourneymen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Hosts were very welcoming, although with a slightly strange sense of humour. Food was good and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it did come across as quite expensive for what it was.

Thank daltocs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 45
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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