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“Refreshingly good!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crofter's Bistro

Crofter's Bistro
11 Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie IV10 8UL, Scotland
+44 1381 620844
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Rosemarkie
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Refreshingly good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Lovely wee place on the seafront at Rosemarkie. Good choice of Bistro type food, very good service and a nice ambience.I,(the vegetarian!) had a delightful filo parcel wih spinach, feta and red onion marmalade served on bed a delicious fresh,crisp salad.My husband (the carnivore)chose the burger which came with treacle cured bacon, tomato and cheese.It was served imaginatively on a wooden platter with crisp, fresh chips in a flowerpot. The menu was very good with plenty of variety and a specials board. desserts looked great but we were full! Well worth a visit. A refreshing change!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Quite good. Nice location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

On this visit to Rosemarkie, we thought we'd try The Crofters since it has new owners and has been refurbished. Our first meal, on a week night, was very good indeed. Service was attentive and friendly. One in our group had scallops with chorizo and chili linguini. It was exceptionally good. One had the gnocchi with roasted tomato sauce- also very good. The filo stuffed with spinach and feta was delicious. we had cocktails, which change regularly and are creative and fun. On a later visit, a Sunday evening, the roast beef and veg was good; but our vegetarian was disappointed with the veggie roast, which unexpectedly was two portabello mushrooms topped with a soft cheesy stuffing. Had it been billed as mushrooms, she would not have ordered it. A nut roast or similar would have been better - and perhaps in future, the chef will consider a veggie gravy or sauce. The vegetarian meal was dry. The vegetables were beautifully cooked and came served in their own ramekins. Service on that occasion was a bit lacking. Everyone seemed overwhelmed. As the restaurant has recently opened, perhaps they just need to get things fine tuned. Will definitely go back on our next trip to Rosemarkie. The subtle changes made to the dining room are very tasteful and the location is perfect.

Visited May 2013
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Forres, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food, reasonable price, lovely staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Lovely as always, staff very friendly (even called me a young lass, bonus points for that!).

We had potted crab which was excellent and prawn linguine which was also lovely, menu changes a lot so you always have something new to look forward to!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A wee gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Went for a meal after spending the day walking in the area. We were very impressed by the quality of the service and the food which in both cases was superb. Given how busy the place was our opinion is shared by many others.

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“First class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Finally we have a wonderful restaurant on the Black Isle. Food delicious staff wonderful and courteous can't wait to go back

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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