Relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the conservatory, with magnificent views across the Cromarty Firth and gardens. In the colder months, guests are invited to have breakfast in the dining room.
There is the option of a cooked breakfast, where guests are invited to make their selection the night before using the order sheet so we may prepare for the following morning.
Our Aga cooked porridge is made using a special blend of Scottish ingredients, served just how you like it.
Our bacon and award winning sausages, black pudding and haggis are cooked in the Aga- we do not fry any of our breakfasts. Even our fried eggs are prepared directly on the Aga hob using baco-glide, eliminating the need for frying oil, providing a tastier and healthier option.
If you can resist the tempation of our cooked breakfast, there is a substantial continental buffet where you can help yourself to a selection of items:
Freshly prepared fruit salad
Cakes or shortbreads
Cheeses and meats (subject to availability)
All served with toast and a range of teas and coffee.
If you prefer to have a vegetarian or gluten free breakfast please let us know in advance.
Please tell us if you have any food allergies or intolerance
We promote locally sourced food and seasonal fruit and are very pleased to be able to offer the finest produce from many local producers:
George Cockburn and Son, Mill Street, Dingwall (black pudding, bacon, haggis, pork and beef sausage)
By personally selecting only the finest locally reared beef, lamb and pork as well as the finest local game, Cockburn give their customers the top quality meat that they have now come to expect. While the reputation of produce was well known locally it was in 1976 that they gained national recognition on becoming Scotland's first ever Champion Haggis Makers.
Ullapool bakery (bread, shortbread, oatcakes)
Located on the shores of Loch Broom in the far North West of Scotland, Ullapool Bakery take pride in using stone ground Scottish oatmeal, Scottish butter, rye, wheat and spelt flours to produce a wide range of artisan products - from tangy stem ginger shortbread and chilli cheese oatcakes, to 10 seed sourdough and tomato focaccia. They bake from scratch every day on the premises, using traditional methods.
Cromarty Bakery, Bank Street, Cromarty (bread, pastries)
The Cromarty Bakery has a reputation for first class bread, cakes and pastries, extending well beyond the local area.
Connage Dairy, Blarliath Farm, Tain (cheeses)
Suppliers of award winning Scottish organic cheeses. Connage Highland Dairy is a traditional family-owned, fully organic business, situated on the family farm at Ardersier, producing a fully traceable quality end product. The organic dairy herd of mostly Holstein Friesian with Jersey crosses and Norwegian Reds graze the luscious clover pastures around the dairy and along the shores of the Moray Firth. The farmers grow their own feed, operate an organic system which puts animal welfare at the top of the agenda, employ local people and are also investigating alternative sources of energy to help the environment.
Balmuchy Farm, Fearn, Easter Ross (free range eggs)
These Scottish Egg quality award winners have set-up a convenient roadside self-service vending machine hub on the way to Cromarty, the first in the UK!
Murdock Brothers, High Street, Forres, Moray (cooked meats)
All beef is specially selected for its superior quality, flavour and succulence. Murdock Brothers offer the finest Scottish lamb and free range pork, reared and grass fed in the north east of Scotland.
Ryefield Farm, Tore, Ross-shire (free range eggs, freshly pressed apple juice, hand-picked fruit, preserves)
Our flavoursome eggs, with their rich golden yolks, come from happy hens roaming freely on local farms. Black Isle Berries at Ryefield Farm offers lots of lovely fresh fruit (our berries and tomatoes come from here), as well as pick-your-own fruit in season. There is also Nairnshire jam, marmalade and honey available. The apple juice is grown, pressed and bottled on the premises.
Mrs Bridges, James Chalmers Rd, Arbroath (preserves)
Suppliers of a range of delicious preserves made using the finest ingredients.
Rowan Glen, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire (yoghurts)
Local milk and quality ingredients are the building blocks of Rowan Glen?s popular yogurt range, from low fat to rich and creamy.
Black Isle Dairy, Rootfield Farm, Mulbuie (milk)
Black Isle Dairy is a small family-run business, founded by fourth generation dairy farmer Nick Mackenzie. The whole milk from the Dairy is 100% pure and non homogenised which, simply put, means the cream rises to the top and gives the milk a very creamy texture. Milk is from their own Black Isle dairy herd of Holstein, Ayrshire and Jersey cows. The farm has a small honesty shed open to the public, where you can refill your pint glass milk bottles and also purchase cheeses, eggs and ice cream. A pot of ice cream is a must if you happen to be passing by!
Allarburn Farm, Elgin, Morayshire (free range eggs)
The eggs the hens lay overnight are graded by lunchtime and on the shop shelf by 2pm that same day!
Hamlyns (pinhead oatmeal)
The oat mill at Boyndie near Banff is now fully powered by green energy, following the installation of a wind turbine alongside the mill, bringing the traditional process of producing oats using wind and water into the modern age
Packed lunches are available on request to keep you going until the evening! Please enquire for more details.
Have you got a special event coming up? We are happy to cater for small groups, please get in touch to discuss a suitable menu.