Food For Thought
Should you wish to eat out there's some great restaurants in and around the local area.
The Storehouse Restaurant
The Storehouse at Foulis
Situated in the Highlands of Scotland on the shore of the Cromarty Firth with outstanding views over to the Black Isle, The Storehouse offers relaxed dining throughout the day and a fabulous shop packed full of local farm produce and gifts for your home. We recommend for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner. Make sure you're hungry as the portions are generous!
There is also a local museum to visit which has its own website.
The Red Poppy Restaurant
The Red Poppy, Strathpeffer
Opened in 2006 in the Historic Strathpeffer Pavilion by Lorraine and Nick Aburrow. You will find only the finest locally sourced ingredients at the Red Poppy. A must for lunch or dinner.
They also specialize in outside catering for large parties and are the chosen restaurant for all weddings held in the historic Strathpeffer Pavilion. Also great before a concert, music festival or live performance often held at the pavilion.
Situated in the heart of Dingwall, Cafe India has encompassed the authentic taste of India for nearly 15 years. The menus offer a wide range of succulent and spicy Tandoori food from the wild North West frontier in the shade of the icy Himalayas to the Goa Fish Cutlet from the exotic sun drenched lotus land of the South.
Why not have a look at the menu online or call on 01349 862552 to make your booking. If you don't fancy sitting in, you can always takeaway.
Fine Dining at Rocpool
Our favourite for both quality and value in Inverness has got to be Rocpool. The locally sourced fresh ingredients are second to none and the extrovert and friendly owner Stephen will make you most welcome. Tel: +44 (0)1463 717274.
Eating in at your holiday cottage offers you a wide range of choice in either fresh local produce or pre-prepared takeaways.
Home grown produce from Highland Farm Cottages
Highland Farm Cottages - our own produce
What could be better than sitting down to a breakfast of sausage, bacon and eggs knowing that they all came to your plate with not a single food mile attached! We can arrange to deliver all of these products from our farm to your fridge for your arrival. We can also arrange for the finest beef or lamb from our wee farm to be delivered too. Due to popularity please let us know your requirements before arrival to avoid disappointment.
There is also the opportunity to purchase the soaps and shampoos supplied to your cottage from the Scottish based Company Arran Aromatics. Please ask a member of staff during your stay.
Should you like it, you may also buy the crockery supplied in your cottage from local company Tain Pottery.
Dingwall Farmer's Market
Dingwall's Farmer's Market
Is held on the second Saturday of each month. This is a great chance to buy local, seasonal, often organic food direct from sustainable suppliers.
Tesco's Home Delivery/Open 24 Hours
For pure convenience and for pretty much everything you'll ever need during your stay the 24 hour Tesco's store in Dingwall is a great asset. Why not have your delivery dropped off on your arrival day?
Dingwall is blessed with three top class local butchers that source the finest meats locally. They have been based in Dingwall for over 50 years and even with strong competition from supermarkets they thrive in today's market where real quality can't be rushed.
Dingwall World Champion Haggis Maker
An absolute must for any visitor to the Highlands is to taste the famous Haggis. Where better than the World Champion Haggis makers George Cockburns and Sons who have been based in Dingwall for over 50 years.
You will find them in Dingwall at 19 Mill Street, IV15 9PZ. Telephone orders on 01349 862315
Fraser Brothers is a well known and well loved butchers in Dingwall since 1888. Their prize winning black puddings show that after over 120 years they still strive to be the best.
John M Munro Butchers
Munro's is another well known and equally loved butchers based in Dingwall for 70 years. They are Dingwall's only local fishmonger stocking some of the finest, freshest fish and shellfish in Europe. No need to import from thousands of miles away. All their fish comes from the shores, seas or lochs of Scotland.
Should you prefer to stay at home in your beautiful cottage and would rather not cook for yourself then fear not. Dingwall has four Chinese takeaways, two takeaway pizza shops, two fish and chip shops and two Indian takeaways: