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Northen Sands Hotel Restaurant

€€ - €€€British
Main street, Dunnet, Scotland
+44 1847 851270
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
€€ - €€€
Main street, Dunnet, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank forss10
Reviewed 15 November 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 7 November 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 7 November 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 4 November 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 27 October 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
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Not dog friendly. Not quite sure it's people friendly either. So ignore the websites which suggests it's dog friendly. The person I spoke to on the phone was seriously lacking in people skills

Thank Nicola O
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Four of us dined at the Northern Sands recently. Three had roast beef and one salmon. The meat was well cooked but the vegetables were not. The salmon was good.The service was friendly but very slow. The ambience is goodish, clean and tidy but lacks...More

1  Thank Jennifer U
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was my worst dining experience in Caithness. The sirloin steaks were inedible. When brought to the attention of staff that the meals were returned almost uneaten the junior staff response was that our comments would be passed on. No senior member of staff or...More

1  Thank 0151greenie
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Impressive refurbished premises. Plenty of staff in bar/restaurant and service was prompt. The menu for an evening meal was average, but unimaginative. The food was generally good, The pan fried slamon was good, but served with a very small amount of spinach, and spolied by...More

Thank M G
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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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