Should you choose to join us for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed…


With a local farmer's daughter at the helm, we are passionate about serving fresh, local produce on our menus. And why not? The Highlands of Scotland yields some of the best natural produce in the world. 


You can view our Lunch Menu  or Dinner Menu here. Please remember we also have a Chef's Specials blackboard which changes regularly but has recently included mussels, scallops, lamb, duck & monkfish dishes. Reservations are recommended, please phone us on 01381 600217 or email us to reserve a table.

It's a family affair...

The beef on our menu comes from the owner’s family farm at Udale, 5 miles from Cromarty. These beef cattle have won many prizes and regularly top the weekly sales at the local market in Dingwall, so you are in for a treat if you order the steak or the roast beef! Occasionally, the farm struggles to keep up with demand and our local butcher provides top quality beef from another local farm. Either way, the beef is hung for a minimum of 21 days to mature & ensure tenderness.

Using our farming connections and local butchers ensure only the finest locally-produced lamb, pork and game are served.

The freshest fish...

We are lucky enough to have first refusal of the daily catch from our local fishermen. During the season, our “daily specials” menu includes a selection of seafood landed at the harbour in front of the hotel - including lobster, crab, langoustine & mackerel. It doesn’t get much more local or fresher than that!

Head Chef - Denis Mackay

Our Head Chef Denis Mackay has been with us since summer 2013 & has a wealth of experience from throughout the UK. He has a flair for creating mouth-watering dishes using fresh local produce. 'Fast food' at the Royal means the fish that's landed in the morning is on the plate by lunch! ­

Our breakfasts...

Hotel guests regularly comment on our breakfasts which are well worth getting out of bed for. One of our butchers – Fraser Brothers in Dingwall – has previously won the “Best Black Pudding in Scotland” award and we also use their homemade pork sausages.

**  Please check our Suppliers page for further information  **

Drinks, Teas & Coffees

We are open from 11am until late for drinks, teas & coffees. In June 2018 we took possession of an espresso machine and our trained baristas make fabulous coffees, using 'Highland Roast' beans from the awesome folks at the Inverness Coffee Roasting Company. Hot chocolate comes from the Chocolate Place in Inverness. 

Meal times

  • Lunch is served daily from 12noon – 2.30pm
  • Dinner is served daily from 5.30pm – 8pm 

These times are approximate, during busy times, at weekends or by prior arrangement, we are happy serve a little longer.


Given sufficient notice we are always willing to oblige those with special dietary requirements. It would be helpful if you could advise any special dietary needs prior to your visit.

Please phone 01381 600217 or email us to reserve a table.


Eat at the Royal

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