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“Just what we were looking for” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crofter's Bistro

Crofter's Bistro
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Rosemarkie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Malta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just what we were looking for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped by for lunch after Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point. Food was delicious... especially the butternut squash soup. Staff are very friendly. We definitely recommend this sweet little bistro!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravellerMalta100
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“A Gastronomic Triumph!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife, 13 year old son and I stumbled across this place in Rosemarkie when on a dolphin watching hunt whilst touring the Northern Highlands and I can say in all honesty we were blown away by the quality, the service and whole ambiance of the establishment which would comfortably rival any of the upmarket gastronomic restaurants in London or any major city, with one small exception, the seafront view is spectacular and easily beats anything else in comparison. This looks like a fairly new site and at first glance of the menu our first impressions were it was a bit `pricey'. However we were served by two very pleasant and efficient young guys who couldn't do more for you and the food when it arrived was `to die for'. I had a Cullen Skink soup which was the best and freshest I've ever had and the whitebait was also very generous and tasty but the main courses really stood out for us. We had a fresh seafood thai green curry, a rib eye steak and a braised pork dish which were all magnificent, tasty, fresh, well presented, hot and very very generous portion sizes and I'm ashamed to say I couldn't finish mine as there was too much. A large glass of house shiraz and pint of special cider and apple juice washed down a truly excellent meal in a wonderful environment and all for less than £70! The owners have got this restaurant just right and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Keep everything including the excellent waiting and kitchen staff and I would say this will be a winner for many years to come. Truly a hidden gem!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tom K
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Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“To be recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Early evening meal at Crofters to celebrate wedding anniversary. It was our first visit to this restaurant and we will certainly return. There was a good choice of starters and main courses and I opted for the cold shredded duck starter which was delicious, served with pickles and warm toasted bread. My husband had the haggis ball and again these were very tasty. We both had the sea bass with lovely new potatoes and green beans. The beans were in a bundle, wrapped with parma ham which was crispy and made a good contrast. I did think 'not a lot of vegetables' but to be honest it was plenty as it turned out - the balance and portion size was just right. The sea bass had a delicious tangy and creamy mustard sauce with it and the skin was left on the fish and crisped - every morsel was edible and delectable.
Dessert - not a massive choice but sometimes that it a help when, like myself, you have trouble deciding what to have. I opted for the griddled pineapple with whiskey/caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. It was an unusual dish and enjoyable, the ice cream seemed to be home made. Glayva highland coffee for my husband. Service was good and prices fair. The head waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. All in all a very enjoyable meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Move over Sutor Creek, Crofter's Bistro is now my favorite restaurant in the Black Isle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great, fresh food with fantastic service. Really tasty and although no kids menu, they happily made a meal for my daughter which was just as good as our food. They also serve "Happy Chappy" beer and i certainly was!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Niall M
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Alford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb Food & Great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic meal was had by the whole family at the Crofter's Bistro. The food was superb and the location on the water's edge is perfect.

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