A la Carte

alacarte

TO NIBBLE

Bowl of olives
£4.25

Plate of anchovies
£4.25

Whitebait
with garlic mayonnaise
£4.50

Extra bowl of bread
£2.50


TO START

 

Curried Orkney crab and crayfish
with winter slaw, coriander oil and a wedge of fresh lime
£10.95

Bruschetta of speck and king prawns
with rocket, chilli flakes and runny honey
£7.95

Smoked salmon from South Uist
served with capers, watercress and horseradish mayonnaise along with baby blinis
£8.95

River House fish stew
mussels, king prawns, crab and scallops tossed in a tomato-based sauce served with chunky bread and aioli
starter £14.25       main £23.95

Pan seared Shetland scallops
served in their shell with a creamy parsnip puree and pulled pork, finished with a sage butter
£11.95

Parma ham, purple figs, walnuts and Gorgonzola
with a dressing of aged balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil
£8.95

Cullen skink
traditional smoked haddock, leek and potato soup
£4.60


OYSTERS MENU

 

Our oysters are Pacific oysters and sourced solely from around the coast of Scotland. They are served on sea salt, accompanied by a choice of sauces:

Caviar and lemon ~
~ Shallot and red onion with red wine vinegar ~
~ Champagne vinegar ~
~ Wasabi ~
~ Chilli, lime and Isle of Harris Gin ~

3 …£7.20     |     6…£14.40     |     12…£26.80

Grey Goose oyster shot!!
Single oyster served in a shot glass with Grey Goose Vodka, tomato juice and Tabasco
£4.60

Pickle Back
Shot of Tomatin Malt followed by an oyster and finally a gherkin … its fun!
£5.75

Pearl of the Sea Martini
Harris Gin, Martini, samphire and an oyster
£7.95

Black Velvet
Half pint of Cromarty Stout and Cava – a great accompaniment to oysters
£5.50

Our oyster hour
Every Friday 5:30pm – 6:30pm  |  £1.00 a shuck (click for details)


MUSSELS MENU

 

Steamed Isle of Lewis mussels cooked in one of four styles, served with our chunky bread

~ Mariniere ~
white wine, garlic, shallots and cream

 ~ Miso broth with bean sprouts ~

 ~ Islay ~
cream and a good splash of Islay Malt

 ~ Mouclade ~
garlic, onion, white wine, cream and a mild curry powder

£9.25 as a starter  |  £16.95 as a main
Add a portion of french fries for £3.95


TO FOLLOW

 

Chargrilled 28 day matured Scottish rib eye steak
with a caper, rosemary and heritage tomato beurre noisette, steamed green beans and tiny cubed roast potatoes
£23.95

Steamed Shetland halibut
with an Orkney crab and pea risotto and a shellfish sauce finished with a West Coast langoustine
£24.95

Chargrilled 8oz prime Scottish fillet steak
with watercress, dauphinoise potatoes and a garlic and herb butter
£27.25

Collops of Shetland monkfish
wrapped in parma ham with braised puy lentils, crispy kale and a red wine jus
£21.25

Pan roasted Pentland Firth cod
with pork belly, steamed broccoli, butternut squash puree, sautéed new potatoes and a lemon and thyme butter
£20.25

Grilled fillet of Scrabster hake
set on  a mixed bean and Italian spiced sausage stew with zucchini fritters
£19.95

Grilled fillet of wild sea bass
with a tomato, caper and anchovy sauce, sautéed potatoes and samphire
£20.95

The Catch
please see large blackboard for daily catch

Should you have any food allergies or intolerances please do not hesitate in informing us of this.


TO FINISH

 

Affogato
salted caramel ice cream a single espresso and a shot of Pedro Ximenez

Clementine posset
with whipped cream and dark chocolate shards

Chocolate brownie
with vanilla ice cream, warm toffee sauce and toffee popcorn

My better half’s pavlova
with whipped cream and winter berries

All desserts £6.95

 

Chef’s roast coffee
exclusively blended, roasted and ground for us by the Inverness Coffee Roasting Company
£2.50

Liqueur Coffee
£6.75


RIVER HOUSE CHEESE SLATE

Cornish Brie, Strathdon Blue, Orkney Smoked, Gaboc, Crowdie and Orkney Cheddar
accompanied by walnuts, grapes and honey. With oatcakes from Caithness.
For one £8.95                     For two £15.50


DESSERT WINES

Tokaji Late Harvest (Hungary)
This is honey in a glass

Pedro Ximenez (Spain)
Dark and rich, great with chocolate – or on its own!

£7.65  (50ml glass)


PORT

Delaforce LBV

Delaforce 10 year old Tawny Port

£5.40 (50ml glass)


DESSERT COCKTAILS

No room for a pudding? Then try one of these:

Espressotini
better than just a coffee: Grey Goose Vodka, Tia Maria  and a shot of espresso served with a layer of whipped cream and a light dusting of coffee

 Sgroppino
a shot of vodka over lemon sorbet, topped with prosecco and dressed with lemon and mint

Cranachan Martini
shot of Tomatin Malt, Chambord and Grenadine, shaken with ice and cream, topped with toasted oatmeal and a fresh raspberry

Chritsmas Pudding Martini
whisky, amaretto, cherry brandy, brandy, lime juice: Christmas cake in a glass

Hot Buttered Rum
sweetened butter infused with naval rum and hot water – better than a hot toddy!

Christmas Cobbler
brandy, orange liqueur, red wine and Christmas spice served over ice with a slice of orange

£7.95 each

or if a cocktail is not for you, try a bottle of:

Brewed Awakening 7%
Artisan coffee-infused stout from the Cromarty Brewery
£4.75 (500 ml)