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The Courthouse Cafe

Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
+44 1862 811632
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (22 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called in one morning after shopping with my niece and her baby. It had an elevator for the pram and plenty space in tbe restaurant for the pram. The staff were extremely helpful, pleasant and nothing seemed a hassle. We had a delicious breakfast and...More

Thank Karaine s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice rustic atmosphere in this recently converted Dornoch Sheriff Court. The conversion has been sympathetically done retaining much of the woodwork and craftwork of the original room. A large and very interesting mural dominates the wall behind the serving area depicting...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This marvellous Cafe and tea room is in an atmospheric old court house. Serving a tasty range of light bites, cakes to more substantial lunches. Situated opposite the cathedral right on the Town Square there is no better place in Dornoch to take a break....More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the privilege of attending the Mexican night in this outstanding cafe on Friday night and as always this “local gem of a place” never stops amazing me,wether it be the truly magnificent food or the warm welcome and friendliness of the staff. If...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely Friday night dining with friends, the menu was Mexican themed and the food and service was amazing. A lovely venue to visit for coffee or lunch and look forward to their evening openings.

Thank c0rrie2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times and it’s always a pleasure. Last night a couple of friends and I went to the one off Mexican night and enjoyed the stunningly presented and very tasty dishes. A must visit both day and night.

Thank grantmackay80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully restored space. Wonderful food, fantastic service, great atmosphere. Were made to feel very welcome and would recommend anyone to stop for a coffee and scone, lunch or dinner. The sort of business that deserves to succeed. Make a point of visiting if you’re anywhere...More

Thank Dwrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Years ago there was a coffee room across the street from the Courthouse but it closed at least 3 years ago. The Courthouse Cafe is so good there is no comparison to the old coffee house. My wife is celiac and she was able to...More

2  Thank BlackwatchAvon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious sandwiches and fries and plenty other options including lovely looking cakes. Loved the décor.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favourite place to eat in Dornoch, they provide absolutely brilliant service and catered to all of our needs. We booked this venue for our post wedding meal and Carol helped us to create a menu, she paired the wine beautifully and decorated...More

Thank beckzfizz
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Sandra P
22 April 2017|
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Yes they are open on a Sunday, not sure about reservation but you can phone them on 01862 811632.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 28
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Dornoch
  • Phone Number: +44 1862 811632
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