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


Smoked salmon pate from South Uist
with cucumber and capers

Wild mushrooms
tossed in a creamy garlic sauce

Goats cheese
with a red onion marmalade and rocket

King prawn
with sweet chilli, lime and coriander

Orkney crab
with cucumber and capers


Pan roasted Shetland cod
with truffle mash and crispy pancetta

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

Grilled fillet of hake
served on a bed of wild mushroom and crispy apple

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 Usit
with capers, beetroot, orange and rocket


Spinach and ricota tortallini
tossed in a parmesan butter

tossed with chorizo and garden peas in a rustic tomato sauce

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

Chicken milanaise
crispy chicken breast with rocket, parmesan and a wedge of lemon

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

Salads and Sides

Sweet potato chips
with sour cream

Chunky chips
with aioli

Steamed vegetables
with melted manchego

Pear, walnut and gorgonzola salad

Rocket, red onion and parmesan salad

Pantellerian potato 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 ~
~ 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

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