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



Plate of anchovies

Bowl of olives

Bowl of bread
with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic

Crispy mozzarella sticks
with sweet chilli dip



Orkney crab with capers and tomato

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

Goats cheese, walnuts and grapes

All £7.25

Bruschetta plate
(combination of any three)



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

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

Pentland Firth cod
Welsh rarebit style, served with sauteed potatoes

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



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

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

wild mushroom and leek tagliatelle drizzled with truffle oil

Ardgay venision sausages
tossed with penne in a spicy tomato sauce

tossed in a smoked salmon and dill cream sauce with cucumber

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



Crispy Scotch beef meatballs
with a spicy tomato salsa

Tuscan beef stew
with chargrilled bread

Turkey Milanese
with sage butter


Lati e Insalate

Sweet potato chips
with sour cream

Chunky chips
with parmesan and truffle oil

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

Sauteed pancetta, Brussel sprouts and chestnuts

All £5.25



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

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

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

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

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



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

Bottomless Mussels
Every Wednesday 3:00pm – 9:00pm