A la Carte

alacarte
TO NIBBLE

Bowl of olives

Whitebait
with garlic mayonaise

Plate of anchovies

£4.25 each

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TO START

Pan seared Shetland scallops
served on a garden pea puree with chorizo and crispy kale
£11.50

Soup of the moment
£4.10

Buffalo mozzarella, comice pear, pistachio, rocket and Parma Ham salad
with pesto dressing, finished with an aged balsamic reduction
£8.50

Seafood bruschetta
prawns, squid, mussels and cockles tossed in a tomato, basil and white wine sauce. Served on chargrilled sour dough bread
£8.95

Orkney crab ‘n’ crayfish cocktail
with mixed leaf, avocado and a spicy cocktail dressing
£9.75

Great Glen venison bresaola
simply served with a rocket, pine kernel and Parmesan salad, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
£8.75

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OYSTERS MENU

Our oysters are Pacific oysters and come from the fresh cold waters surrounding the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland.  They are served on sea salt, accompanied by one of our three dipping sauces:

~ Shallot and red onion with red wine vinegar ~
~ Wasabi ~
~ Sauce mignonette ~

3 …£6.45     |     6…£12.70     |     12…£21.90

Grey Goose oyster shot!!
Single oyster served in a shot glass with Grey Goose vodka, tomato juice and Tabasco
£4.25

Please ask about our oyster hour on a Friday!

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MUSSELS MENU

Steamed Shetland mussels cooked in one of four styles, served with artisan bread:

Mariniere : white wine, garlic, shallots and cream
Provance : tomato, basil, white wine, garlic
Islay: cream and a good splash of Islay malt
Miso: a traditional Japanese soup, warming and slightly spicy

£9.25 as a starter  |  £16.75 as a main
Add a portion of French Fries for £3.95

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TO FOLLOW

Pan roasted fillet of Scrabster hake
with a stew of fresh tomatoes, belly pork, chorizo, butter beans and Rioja finished with crumbled Aultbea black pudding
£18.95

Grilled fillet of sea bass
served on an Orkney crab and pea risotto with a tarragon shellfish bisque and finished with a west coast langoustine
£19.95

Char grilled 8 oz fillet steak
smothered in garlic and parsley butter and accompanied by an asparagus and Parmesan and mixed salad along with sautéed potatoes
£26.50

Char grilled 8 oz organic rib eye steak from Caithness
served with green beans, French fries and béarnaise sauce
£21.95

Poached tranche of Shetland halibut
with a mussel and cockle broth, fennel, leek, celery and comfit of charlotte potatoes
£22.95

Steamed fillet of sole landed at the port of Kinlochbervie
served on St James smoked salmon crushed potatoes with asparagus, hollandaise sauce and caviar
£21.50

The Catch
see the large blackboard for more details!

Grilled North Sea cod
served with caponata and crispy potato gnocchi. Topped with dressed rocket
£18.95

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

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TO FINISH

Chocolate orange torte
served with blood orange sorbet

Warm Dutch apple cake
with vanilla gelato and warm salted caramel sauce

Rhubarb polenta cake
served with crema pasticciera gelato

My better half’s raspberry ripple pavlova
with chantilly cream, peaches and raspberries

All desserts £6.95

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RIVER HOUSE CHEESE SLATE

Morangie Brie, Strathdon Blue, Orkney Smoked, Gaboc, Crowdie and Orkney Cheddar
accompanied by walnuts, grapes and local heather honey. With oatcakes from Caithness.
For one £8.75                     For two £14.00

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DESSERT WINES

Tokaji Late Harvest 2012 (Hungary)
This is honey in a glass

Beerenauslese (Austria)
Sweet!

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

£7.60  (50ml glass)

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PORT

LBV Delaforce
His Eminence’s Choice 10 year old Tawny port

Delaforce fine white port

£5.25 (50ml glass)

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DESSERT COCKTAILS

No room for pud? 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 dusting of coffee

Cranachan Martini
shot of Tomatin malt whisky, Chambord raspberry liqueur and Grenadine, shaken with ice and cream and topped with toasted oatmeal

El Patron
shot of PX, shot of Spanish brandy and a shot of espresso topped with a layer of whipped cream and a dusting of coco

£7.50 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)