Christmas 2019


Our pre-Christmas menu is available from Tuesday 3 December through to Monday 23 December and is only available to parties of 8 or more that have pre-booked.

A deposit of £10.00 per person is required.  Final numbers are required before 12 noon the day before the booking.

Any drop in numbers after this and before arrival must be informed and the persons deposit will be used as cover charge, however any further reduction in numbers upon arrival will be charged at full price.

Example – final numbers confirmed as ten with no call-offs but only 8 arrivals will be charged at ten full price.

Advanced orders are required for parties of 8 and more on the Festive Menu (not Cicchetti Menu).

Orders can be phoned in 01463 222033 or email


Festive period opening hours:

Sunday 22 Dec Closed
Monday 23 Dec Open 3pm – 9pm
Christmas Eve Closed
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Friday 27 Dec Open from 3pm
Saturday 28 Dec Open from 3pm
Sunday 29 Dec Closed
Monday 30 Dec Open from 3pm
Hogmanay Open 1pm – 5pm reopen from 6pm
New Year’s Day Closed
Thursday 2 Jan Closed
Friday 3 Jan Open from 3pm

Please note our cicchetti and full menu are also available throughout December.


Don’t forget we also have gift vouchers –  the perfect present!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
From Alfie, Laura and all the crew x


Festive Cicchetti Menu

Served 3pm – 5:30pm  |  £21pp – add a glass of Prosecco on arrival £26pp

Cicchetti is traditionally a selection of snacks and small plates served in a “bacari” in Venice.

Today cicchetti is served throughout Italy and beyond. An Italian take on tapas.
The food is simple and humble, created to share for a sociable time perfect for a get together!


First Wave

Bruschetta platter of:

Goats cheese, walnuts and grapes
Orkney crab with capers and tomato
 Smoked mackerel whipped with crème fraiche and horseradish
Parma ham and king prawn with runny honey and chilli


Second Wave

Wild mushroom and leek tagliatelle
Penne arrabiata with crumbled meatballs rocket and parmesan shavings
Linguine tossed in a smoked salmon and dill cream sauce, finished with cucumber laces


Third Wave

Tuscan beef stew
River House fish stew
Turkey milanese

Mini roast potatoes .. sweet potato chips .. chunky chips with parmesan and truffle oil



Festive Menu

Served any time | £29.50 per person

To Start

Steamed Shetland mussels
tossed in a spicy tomato sauce with crispy kale

Orkney crab, tomato, capers and micro herb drizzled with a lemon infused extra virgin olive oil

Purple figs,Parma ham, burrata, rocket, mint and pine nuts
with an aged balsamic reduction

Cullen skink


To Follow

Grilled fillet of sea bream
puy lentils with a pea and chorizo fricassee

Pan roasted Pentland Firth cod
with roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chestnuts,crispy bacon and a sage butter

Roast breast of turkey
bubble ‘n’ squeak, haggis, crispy bacon and a rich bordelaise sauce

Tuscan beef stew
with celeriac mash and dressed rocket

Wild mushroom and leek tagliatelle


To Finish

Nutella cheesecake
whipped mascarpone, chopped nuts

Panatoni bread ‘n’ butter pudding
vanilla ice cream

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

Trio of cheeses
Dunsyre Blue, Highland Brie and Orkney Cheddar with Caithness oatcakes, honey and walnuts