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“Old world Scottish charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sutherland House

Sutherland House
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Old world Scottish charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

We found this restaurant during a walk around the delightful village of Dornoch. Booking is essential, as it obviously very popular with tourists and the locals. We were not disappointed by our meal. I ordered the tempura prawns and my husband ordered the haggis, neeps and tatties. We found out that this is haggis with turnip and potatoes attractively served in the round. For main course I had the haddock poached in a white sauce, and my husband had the guiness and beef pie. This is an absolute gem, a restaurant serving up authentic Scottish cooking with great service, excellent food and all amid lovely old world charm decor.

Visited August 2013
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Newburgh, New York
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great menu!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Sutherland House has a fantastic, interesting menu. I had the haggis starter which was a lovely tower of haggis, neeps, and tatties. As attractive as it was delicious. For my main course I had a wonderful venison casserole. Everyone in my group of 6 had a fantastic dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Chocolate Dessert !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Had an evening meal here recently, and was most impressed - friendly staff, warm & welcoming surroundings, very good service, and excellent meal, especially the chocolate dessert (I know my chocolate !). If YOU intend visiting Dornoch, do visit Sutherland House.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best cheeseboard for awhile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Visited here with in laws today. Skipped starter to save ourselves for desert, excellent choice! The decor here is dated but the food is very good and very reasonably priced. The whiskey sauce for chicken, venison casserole, very spicy pork all excellent. Deserts home made, the chocolate pie was fantastic and the cheeseboard excellent value. Thank you.

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fantastic venison pie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant for Scottish fayre, which is to be expected I guess. We were staying overnight in Dornoch and decide to eat here. We were not disappointed! The venison pie was superb! The wine is very reasonably priced.

The building is elegant - see photo - the restaurant is nicely furnished, the tables are not too close together and the staff are friendly and efficient.

Go there and enjoy their great food!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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