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Crannag Bistro

Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
+44 1863 766111
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (29 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (11 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had a super meal at the Crannag Bistro. All the food was of excellent quality in a small friendly restaurant. I would really recommend the cheese3 souffle with chilli cream and the onglet steak. We enjoyed our meal so much we...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view was spectacular, and the food was better. The owner made you feel like an old friend . Simply amazing!

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with very tasty food and a wide choice of beverages- very recommendable 😊 not a big menu but very special dishes

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic friendly welcome. Warm and inviting decor. Tempting menu choices. Helpful recommendation. The food was amazing. Definitely the place to go.

2  Thank Moira W
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to make a fantastic review of the Crannag. So glad you enjoyed your souffle, steak and meringue. Enjoyed your sailing chat! Perfect guest, thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before ... we were heading north from Edinburgh and decided to make a 40 mile detour just to return to the Crannag. Ian the owner is extremely knowledgeable about the drink and the food he serves. I mean ... he makes a...More

1  Thank PipLongsox
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed another meal with us - lovely to see you again and thanks for taking the detour! We really appreciate your comments - keeps us going! Hope to see you again soon and thank you for your support.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A truly lovely menu, five courses, filled us with spices and delight. The chosen wine was superb. A memorable evening. Sorry about the purple ink😶

2  Thank Carin S
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed our Caribbean spicy menu. Purple is a lovely colour anyway :)

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Staying in Brora for a week love the area but not for its array of restaurants mostly mediocre This is a shining exception worth the trek to Bonar Bridge .spoilt for choice by the menu -scallops and cheese soufflé both great starters , beautifully cooked...More

1  Thank Malcolm42
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! And for coming over from Brora for the evening. So glad you all enjoyed the risottos and lamb. Perfect guests on a quiet evening - thank you again for your support.

Reviewed April 1, 2018

The Highlands is not blessed with gastronomic options....The Crannag is a major exception to that rule. Home cooked food by Kathy and Ian Smith with the added bonus of Ian’s inimitable front of house style. The menu is a mixture of house specials and seasonal...More

1  Thank 51howard
Ian S, Public Relations Manager at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review and continued support of the Crannag - we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the ginger pudding and onglet steak. Always lovely to see your smashing family - beautifully behaved young ladies. It is a pleasure...More

Reviewed December 25, 2017

Absolutely outstanding Christmas Day lunch today. Excellent food combined with first class service. Thank you again.

1  Thank Tony O
Reviewed November 7, 2017

We recently dined in this lovely family run establishment - we could not have been treated better - great hospitality and fine food also. The food was all beatifully prepared and presented with great flair and passion - the local lamb in particular was of...More

2  Thank WeeMacan
Ian S, Owner at Crannag Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us, and in particular the lamb rump. Hope to see you again very soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$47
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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 1863 766111
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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. Booking always recommended!
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