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

River House fish stew
mussels, king prawns, crab, 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 ham hock, finished with a sage butter
£11.95

King prawns and squid
tossed with chorizo,chick peas and fresh tomatoes in a rioja sauce, dressed with watercress
£9.50

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

Soup of the moment
£4.50

Hot smoked salmon pate from South Uist
served with chargrilled sour dough bread and a fennel and apple salad
£8.95


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 ~
~ Tomato sauce and horseradish ~
~ 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
served on bubble n squeak with a soft poached egg finished with a hollandaise sauce and crispy pancetta
£24.95

Tournedos Rossini
prime Scotch fillet of beef served on a crispy crouton with french beans, topped with house pate and finished with a rich madeira glaze. Served with fried potatoes
£27.95

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, broccoli, butternut squash puree, sautéed new potatoes and a lemon and thyme butter
£19.95

Grilled fillet of West Country wild sea bass
served on truffle mash with sautéed wild mushrooms and samphire
£22.50

Grilled Scrabster hake
served on a roasted red pepper sauce with artichoke, courgette and herby diced potatoes
£19.95

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

 

Classic bread ‘n’ butter pudding
with an orange marmalade sauce and clotted cream

Warm Dutch apple cake
with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce

Affogato
vanilla ice cream, single espresso and a shot of amaretto

“My better half’s” pavlova
served with whipped cream, pecan nuts, caramelised banana and salted caramel sauce

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 £8.75                     For two £15.00


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

Delaforce Fine White Port

£5.35 (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 dusting of coffee.

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

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

£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)