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Crannag Bistro

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Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
+44 186 376 6111
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived unbooked at 6pm and was made welcome by the owners. Good choice of interesting dishes and both my cheese souffle with chilli cream and the fish Thai green curry were superb. Definitely a place to go back to!

Caithness and Sutherland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was around 6.30pm mid-week and a friend and I decided to go out for something to eat. We noticed the Bistro was open in Bonar Bridge so we thought we might try it although someone had mentioned it was expensive, and we were not particularly looking for anything fancy. The welcome was friendly , the décor was inviting and... More 

Thank Viv C
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had friends visiting from West Yorkshire and wanted them to experience some Highland Ceilidh music and this was the only venue on the Ceilidh tour that coincided with my itinerary, which also included The Signet tour of Glen Morangie distillery , just down the road in the afternoon. I booked to make sure we got in and we arrived... More 

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Geleen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there early (earlier than our 6.30pm reservation and their first customers on a Thursday evening) but were accommodated with ease. All considerations were made for our family (we had 2 kids with us) to dine as smoothly as possible (coordinating starters with kids' main courses etc). The food was absolutely stunning. The pork belly with the rhubarb chutney... More 

1 Thank jwo_77
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was excellent as you'll read elsewhere. I just wanted to note that as a vegan they went out of their way to prepare me something - and not just any old stuff but a delicious vegan thali and - piece de resistance - a dessert to die for. Great beer on tap too. Wholeheartedly recommended.

1 Thank Dave P
Peebles, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family visited this place and thought that the menu choice was good, not too large to be impossible to have everything freshly cooked. The food was average for what was being charged. Nothing to write home about, but certainly not worth complaining about either. A rather soulless place though. I hesitated before I submitted this review as it is... More 

Thank eternaltransit
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very accommodating - allowed us in before his opening time (we were passing through) and gave us an off-menu Thali dish when we said we were veggie ; which was good as any we had eaten in the Indian hotspots of Tooting or Hounslow.

Thank Lheanna S
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read mostly good reviews about the restaurant and looked forward to our visit. There were three of us in the party. Whilst the food was indeed very good, well cooked and nicely presented, the owner's attitude was off putting to say the least. Being a cook myself, when I asked about a dish on the menu, he came over as... More 

Thank Alex S
Ian S, Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this review

We are surprised and disappointed at your review of the bistro. Despite the restaurant being “clean and comfortable” and the food being “lovely”, “well presented” and “very good” , you saw fit to deem us ‘poor’ with only two stars. We remember your party well, mostly by your many and varied questions about every dish on the menu whilst pointing... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did our usual trick of finding the best restaurant around on our last night and the Crannag is certainly the best restaurant for many miles. We were greeted by the owner who took us through the menu, advising and providing interesting information along the way. I had the belly pork with a delicious rhubarb chutney for starters and my... More 

Thank MarLinStaffordshire
Ian S, Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to serve lovely people who are interested in their food. I will send you the recipe for our rhubarb and chilli relish once we have the brown envelope. Hope to see you again soon on your next visit north! More 

Dornoch, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After two recent meals there I feel sad that I had not made the journey from Dornoch to Bonar Bridge several years ago. It took a recommendation from an American friend visiting to correct that omission. On our first visit with two friends we ate off the menu and were amazed at the quality of the dishes which were so... More 

Thank John D
Ian S, Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review! We would love to see more people from Dornoch - the drive through Spinningdale to Bonar is one of the most scenic in the north. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Thali and look forward to seeing you again when you get that curry craving! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 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: +44 186 376 6111
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.

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