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Eilean Dubh Restaurant

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18 High Street | Ross-Shire, Fortrose IV10 8SX, Scotland
+44 1381 620690
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had being recommended to visit this restaurant. We had a late lunch ...great food and very friendly staff would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jo J
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Booked a table in advance but this was not necessary as the restaurant was very quiet - just three or four tables in use. The place is clean and tidy but the tables and chairs could do with a refresh

Thank Provan4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Due to family illness and hospitalisation, the Eilean Dubh very kindly squeezed us in at very short notice for our takeaway Christmas dinner. This was such a relief given everything that was going on in our life with ill and disabled parents. Food was to the usual high standard and saved us the hassle of cooking. We will miss the... More 

Thank Gerryu2
Inverness, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Found this charming restaurant today and had lunch - the best Cullen Skink soup ever! We had soup and sandwiches and my grandson had sausage,beans and mash. He is 5 and told us the mash was beautiful! We did try some and it's fab, asked our waitress how it was made so we can try this at home. Many thanks... More 

Thank Juliet1964
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had a nice meal tonight and enjoyed all the locally sourced food. The Lamb and Monk Fish scampi were yummy. All the sauces tasted herby and delicious. The sticky toffee pud and chic cheesecake was very good and we shared a cheese board. We welcomed the information about where the cheese came from. The fried Kale was good even... More 

Thank William T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Best Cullen skink ever , great staff, enjoyed , .all the other meals looked as good, very relaxing,, worth a visit.

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Hereford, England
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Poor lighting, polyester net curtains, plastic tables and cracked upholstery could be overlooked if the food were fantastic. Unfortunately it's not. Prices are high (but typical of the area), service good and nice large fabric napkins . The menu was varied and tempting but failed to live up to expectations. Venison pie was less a pie than a cobbler, presented... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying in a rented cottage at Rosemarkie and decided to try this restaurant as could get there.easily on the local bus. We were surprised by the extent of the menu and the food was cooked to order and beautifully presented . The young waitress was friendly and very efficient . We enjoyed our meal so much we returned... More 

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went for Sunday lunch and chose the carvery. It was all delicious- a choice of roast meats and a huge variety of vegetables.

Thank janehardman
Alexandria, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited here with my family on a wee break to Nairn. The service was excellent and the food was excellent. My macaroni cheese was superb. The Cullen skink was also superb. The waitress was very friendly and chatty and was very good with the 5 yr old we had with us.

Thank Pam K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$36
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street | Ross-Shire, Fortrose IV10 8SX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Fortrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1381 620690
We are a family run restaurant which specialises in locally sourced and cooked foods. We make everything on site and are proud to be the holders of the best locally sourced restaurant title in Scotland.
We can accommodate most dietary requirements but very specific requests should be notified.
We offer a range of service times from breakfasts till 11.30Am , lunches till 5pm and a proper restaurant menu in the evenings.
As we cook everything from scratch including all our kids meals please do not get us confused with a greasy spoon cafe! Or pub grub style. Our pride is in what we produce. We grow a lot of our ingredients on our own farm and source from our neighbouring farms and we can always tell you who supplied our steaks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?