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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Local produce in a cheerful hotel bistro

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Mackay's is home to the No. 1 Bistro, a contemporary restaurant with a relaxed vibe. The kitchen makes good use of quality local ingredients, and there's a modernity to the output. There's a buzzy bar for real ales, cocktails and a terrific range of whiskies.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–25 December and 1–2 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Jason Woods

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 57
  • Wines over £30: 5
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On street

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Opposite Caithness General Hospital

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