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Northen Sands Hotel Restaurant

Main street, Dunnet, Scotland
+44 1847 851270
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Main street, Dunnet, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to find this excellent pub/restaurant in an area not well served with good eateries. Apart from the Pavillion there’s little in Thurso. If you’re having a day visiting Dunnet Head and Castle Mey, this is excellent for lunch - not fancy, excellent...More

Thank philip g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting not more than pub food from this place instead with surprise I had such a fine and good dinner. Staff really polite, lots of choice of fish whichade me happy. Food tastes like fresh food and not something frozen. I had the...More

Thank Alessia L
Reviewed April 18, 2018

We dropped in one evening after a walk for couple of drinks. Had some good conversation with the bar staff who were friendly and outgoing. The décor and surroundings of the hotel were fresh and apparently the place has been refurbished fairly recently. We dropped...More

Thank Boatsold
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Delicious Food Cooked to Perfection, Great menu catered for varying tastes, Service with a smile staff very nice, Lovely modern restaurant, Warm and cosy,

Thank Stewart L
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

There are many reasons why the Northern Sands now stands out amongst other hotels in the area. The recent renovation has changed the hotel beyond recognition. The bar and restaurant areas are light and spotlessly clean. We were greeted with a very friendly welcome as...More

1  Thank forss10
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Up north visiting the in laws and out for lunch and this refurbished hotel was suggested. Very glad we chose here food took a while but was worth the wait, very generous portions and all delicious particularly the home made chips real potato fab. Next...More

Thank nikki s
Reviewed November 7, 2017

We popped in here for lunch on recommendation and found a newly decorated, modern restaurant which was almost too clinical for my taste. However we were welcomed and brought menus and drinks by the friendly waitress and when the food arrived we were both VERY...More

Thank holidayjems
Reviewed November 7, 2017

The hotel was a welcoming place to walk into especially on a cold blustery day we had a meal there twice during our stay in Dunnet the food was good both times perhaps the vegetables a little under done for our taste.

Thank 801chesterfield25
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Short walk from Dunnet Bay Caravan Park. Had a lovely meal and plenty of drink afterwards. They even stock the NC500 beer, which my husband tried and said was very nice.

Thank Kimberley B
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent although we had to wait for almost an hour as a large party arrived late. The food was tasty and well cooked. The fish and chips were delicious and I'd definitely recommend them.

Thank Catemo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Dunnet, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Dunnet
  • Phone Number: +44 1847 851270
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