Cicchetti Menu

Served
Tuesday to Saturday
3:00pm – 5:30pm


 

CICCHETTI

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.
We suggest two or three dishes to share … to start with anyway!

Cin Cin … Alfie …x


 

Stuzzichini

Plate of anchovies
£4.25

Bowl of olives
£4.25

Bowl of bread
with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic
£2.50

Crispy mozzarella sticks
with sweet chilli dip
£4.50


 

Bruschetta

Lightly curried Orkney crab, coriander and lime

King prawn and speck
with rocket, chilli flakes and runny honey

Whipped smoked mackerel
with horseradish and creme fraiche

Fig and gorgonzola
with honey and thyme

Artichoke and pecorino

Goats cheese and roasted peppers

All £7.25

Bruschetta plate
(combination of any three)
£16.75


 

Pesce

Fritto misto
crispy battered pieces of fish served with aioli and a wedge of lemon
£10.25

River House fish stew
mussels, king prawns, crab, clams and queenie scallops tossed in a tomato-based sauce topped with sea bream served with chunky bread and aioli
£10.50

Pan seared Hebridean salmon
with samphire and salmoriglio dressing
£9.50

Pentland Firth cod
Welsh rarebit style, served with sautéed potatoes
£9.50

Shetland scallops and king prawns
served in the shell drizzled with garlic and dill butter
£10.95


 

Pasta

Penne arrabiata
penne tossed in a spicy tomato sauce with rocket and parmesan shavings
£6.95

Cacio e Pepe
spaghetti tossed with butter, black pepper and parmesan
£6.95

Wild mushroom risotto
with rocket and pecorino shavings and drizzled with truffle oil
£6.95

Seafood linguine
king prawns, mussels, squid and clams tossed in a white wine, tomato and saffron sauce
£8.50


 

Carne

Crispy Scotch beef meatballs
with a spicy tomato salsa
£6.75

Chargrilled prime Scottish rump steak
with sautéed mushrooms, melted Gorgonzola and rocket
£11.25

Ardgay venison sausages
with bubble ‘n’ squeak and a caramelised red onion chutney
£9.50


 

Lati e Insalate

Sweet potato chips
with sour cream

Chunky chips
with parmesan and truffle oil

Salad of sundried tomato, mozzarella pearls, red onion and rocket
with an oregano dressing and aged balsamic reduction.

Chargrilled vegetables
with rocket and drizzled with basil oil
All £5.25


 

OYSTERS MENU


We are delighted to be the first to stock Maorach Beag rock oysters. Cultivated in Little Loch Broom, a sea loch about an hour northwest of Inverness.
They are served on course sea salt, accompanied by a sauce of your choice
(additional sauce £1.50 each)

** caviar and lemon **
** champagne vinegar **
** shallot and red onion with a red wine vinegar**
** tomato ‘n’ horseradish**
** chilli, lime and Isle of Harris Gin**

3 .. £7.30  |  6 ..£14.50  |  12 ..£26.90

Grey Goose Oyster Shot
Single oyster served in a shot glass with Grey Goose Vodka, tomato juice and tabasco
£5.10

Pickle Back
Shot of Tomatin Malt followed by an oyster and finally a gherkin – it’s fun !
£5.95

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

Black Velvet
½ pint of Cromarty Stout and prosecco – a great accompaniment to oysters
£5.50

Our oyster hour
NOW EXTENDED! Every Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm  |  £1.00 a shuck (click for details)


 

MUSSELS MENU

Steamed Shetland mussels cooked in one of five styles and served with chunky bread

** Mariniere – white wine, garlic, shallots and cream **
** Mouclade – mild curry sauce **
** Islay – cream and a good splash of Islay Malt **
** Venetian – tomato, basil and saffron **
** Smoked haddock cream sauce with crispy pancetta **

£9.95 as a starter or £16.95 as a main
Add a portion of french fries £4.50