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Indulge in the food and drink delights of Caithness


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Blue Door Coffee Shop & Diner

A ‘roadside’ burger joint (the road, the A9 in Thurso) that overlooks Thurso Bay and the Pentland Firth. It serves up the most delicious top-quality burgers, milkshakes, coffees, and more. The Blue Door also makes its own ice cream--including vanilla, chocolate, and various flavours of the week--available in single dip, double dip, or cone to go! Facebook.com/thebluedoordiner
@ Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping Park, Smith Terrace, Scrabster Road, Thurso, KW14 7UF
Tel: 01847 892244

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Portland Arms Hotel

The Portland Arms Hotel situated in the village of Lybster offers home made and home cooked food, along with accommodation and all just 35 miles from John O Groats.
Quatre Bras, Lybster, KW3 6BS
Tel: 01593 721721

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Rock Rose Gin Distillery

Britain's most northerly distillery, Rock Rose, is the new gin taking the market by storm. Take a tour of the distillery or purchase a bottle of the famous Rock Rose gin made from local botanicals.
Dunnet Bay Distillery, Ribbon House, Dunnet, Thurso, KW14 8YD
Tel: 01847 851 287

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No.1 Bistro at Mackays Hotel

Situated on the shortest street in the world the No.1 Bistro is one of Caithness's tastiest choices for lunch and dinner. From light lunches to delicious evening meals, the Bistro offers an appealing ambience, quality service, exceptional culinary standards and can cater for any dietary requirement.
1 Ebenezer Place, Wick, KW1 5ED
Tel: 01955 602323

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Stacks Coffee House & Bistro

Open 10 -10 , we serve home cooked lunches and dinners using the best Scottish produce. Lovely cakes and bakes are available all day, to accompany our award-winning coffee.
Unit 3, Craft Centre, John O Groats, KW1 4YR
Tel: 01955 611582

Bord de L'eau

Frenchman Daniel Chretien from the South West of France personally run this French restaurant in Wick. It is situated beside the Wick river and produced traditional French cuisine.
Bord de L

Caithness Horizons Café

This café is located within the Caithness Horizons building in Thurso town centre. There are many shops nearby and the beach is a short walk away. It is an ideal location to grab a small bite to eat.
Caithness Horizons Café

Caithness Smokehouse

Caithness Smokehouse is an award-winning cottage industry committed to the production of gourmet quality, locally sourced produce. John Inglis is the ‘smoker’. He has perfected his craft using simple, traditional methods to achieve the delicate balance of flavors unique to Caithness Smokehouse. These traditional methods must not be rushed, but the richness and subtlety of the resulting flavors cannot be matched by modern commercial smoking methods.
Caithness Smokehouse

Caithness Summer Fruits

Caithness Summer Fruits have been in operation since 1992, growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries on their croft near Halkirk. Fresh fruit is available in the summer months, from June until October, and frozen fruit is sold all year round. The farm is open to the public most days, so you can pop in for a punnet of fruit and a jar of jam if you're passing by.
Caithness Summer Fruits

Captains Galley

The Captain’s Galley, located in Scrabster is the most northerly seafood restaurant in the UK. Owned and managed by Jim Cowie and his wife Mary whose passion, dream and vision saw the sympathetic renovation of the ‘old Scrabster Salmon Bothy and Ice House’ into what is now is arguably one of the world’s best seafood restaurants.
Captains Galley

Cups Tearoom

Cups is a quirky little tearoom at Scrabster harbour. They serve teas and coffees, home baking, light lunches, snacks and Orkney ice cream. They also offer a small range of gifts and are happy to supply custom celebration cakes.
Cups Tearoom

Flavours

Overlooking the main car park at John O’Groats ‘Flavours’ Ice Cream Parlour sells the fabulous Capaldi’s Ice cream in a variety of stunning flavours as well as specialty drinks and a wide range of confectionery.
Flavours

Forss House Hotel Restaurant

The restaurant at Forss House Hotel has a reputation as one of the finest in the North and is the only 2 AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness and welcomes those not staying at the hotel as well as guests. The Chefs are lucky enough to have wonderful produce to cook with, straight from the neighbouring estates and surrounding seas and the menus are based around the freshest produce for the time of year.
Forss House Hotel Restaurant

Le Bistro

A quaint bistro style restaurant located in the heart of Thurso serving locally sourced produce and home baking.
Le Bistro

Old Pulteney Distillery

Pulteney distillery is one of the most northerly distilleries on the Scottish mainland. The extreme location and unique stills have resulted in a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that is bursting with the power and subtlety of the sea. The distillery is open to visitiors and offers tours of the facility which must be booked in advance.
Old Pulteney Distillery

Puffin Croft Farm Shop

Located in the centre of John O’Groats village by the Post Office and Shop. Puffin Croft Farm and Shop are run by Gary and Kris Ridley. Here you can see the animals, including donkeys, rabbits and goats, and browse in the shop which sells their home grown produce and their great home baking as well as eggs, sausages and all the thing you would expect in a farm shop and more. You can also buy a wide variety of plants grown in Caithness and already hardened for the local climate.
Puffin Croft Farm Shop

Reids of Caithness

Reids is a family run business, priding itself on using time honoured handcrafted baking methods, while striving to develop fresh new ideas. The finest ingredients combined with traditional recipes create a wide variety of premium quality products which are now exported all over the world. The café on the main street of Thurso offers an opportunity to try some of their products while shopping in the town centre.
Reids of Caithness

The Cabin at John O Groats

Mainland Scotland's northernmost takeaway. Find us at harbour. Open 8am to 8pm, June to September, reduced hours in winter. Highly recommended on Tripadvisor. Fast food, Fish and Chips .
The Cabin at John O Groats

The Storehouse

The Storehouse boasts an incredible café selling delectable dishes such as their famous smokey seafood platter, freshly ground Starbucks coffee and a wide range of wines, champagnes, beers and ales. Guests can enjoy superb views across the Harbour and the Pentland Firth, out to Stroma and the Orkney Islands. You can also see the world-famous John O'Groats sign post and the iconic Inn.
The Storehouse

The Ulbster Arms Hotel Restaurant

The Ulbster Arms Hotel prides itself on using only the best local produce and our seasonal menu's reflect this. Guests are encouraged to make special requests, and should you wish to try some of the wonderful variety of freshly available local seafood, such as halibut, scallops, lobster or langoustines, they endeavor to source these from local fishing boats who land at nearby harbours.
The Ulbster Arms Hotel Restaurant

Whaligoe Steps Café

Restaurant in Caithness county in the Highlands of Scotland. Mid-Mediterranean food, ice cream, puddings, and hot drinks served. Located near Whaligoe Steps, and offers a good resting place before or after walking down the man made steps to the small fishing port of Whaligoe.
Whaligoe Steps Café

Y-NOT Bar & Grill

Y-Not is situated in the heart of the coastal town of Thurso, a stone's throw from all amenities, shops, bars and restaurants. Y-Not Bar & Grill is the perfect location for locals and visitors alike to unwind and relax with a light snack, delicious sharing platter or choose courses from extensive menus. Y-Not is also home to a 'Live Lounge', come along and enjoy top bands from all over Scotland and beyond.
Y-NOT Bar & Grill
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