Cicchetti Menu

Tuesday to Saturday
3:00pm – 5:30pm



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

 To Nibble

Plate of anchovies

Bowl of olives

Bowl of bread
with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic


Wild mushrooms
tossed in a creamy garlic sauce

King prawn
with sweet chilli, lime and coriander

Curried Orkney crab and crayfish

Goats cheese and pomegranates


Pan roasted Shetland cod
with truffle mash and crispy pancetta

Grilled fillet of sea bream
with sautéed tomatoes, olives and courgette

King prawns
tossed in a garlic, chilli and lemon butter served with Moroccan cous cous

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

River House fish stew
prawns, mussels and crab, tossed in a tomato-based sauce, topped with grilled sea bass

Seared Shetland scallops
served in their shell with borlotti beans and pancetta

Smoked salmon from South Uist
with capers, beetroot, orange and rocket


Spinach and ricotta tortellini
tossed in a parmesan cream sauce

Penne pasta
tossed with king prawns and courgette in a garlic, lemon butter

wild mushroom risotto balls deep fried and served with a parmesan cream sauce


prime Scottish beef meatballs tossed in a tomato sauce and served on chargrilled sour dough bread with pecorino and rocket

Parma ham
with figs, blue cheese and rocket, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic reduction

Turkey milanaise
crispy turkey breast with rocket and cranberries

Scottish rump steak
with a rocket and parmesan salad finished with salsa verde

Spicy Italian sausage and mixed bean stew

Crispy battered chicken fillets
with toasted almonds and runny honey

Salads and Sides

Sweet potato chips
with sour cream

Chunky chips
with aioli

Sautéed brussel sprouts
with pancetta and chestnuts

Pear, walnut and gorgonzola salad

Rocket, red onion and parmesan salad



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

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

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

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

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



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