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££ - £££, Cafe, Seafood
2 Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EJ, Scotland
+44 1847 893737
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cullen skink” (39 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00 Hours
Scottish, Cafe, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service for a lovely team. Well worth a visit when you’re next eating out in Thurso. Chips were the best I’ve tasted in a long time and the peppercorn sauce was superb!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and the staff were great. Very chatty and very efficient. Food was great, macaroni was very nice and partner said the lamb was great! Highly recommend! Definitely need to go back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bydand is a remarkably good restaurant--a truly delightful find in tiny Thurso. Our first meal of local lamb and salmon was so good that we came back another night to feast on beef cheeks, local mussels, and more yet more lamb. For starters we had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bakio
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We’re at that stage of an extended holiday when you just crave a generous, wholesome meal! Walked into Bydand on a Wednesday evening on the off-chance we could get a table and were fortunate to grab one of the last two available in this fab...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Amy R
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Had lunch a few days last week and couldn’t,t fault anything, well presented and hot. Lunch menu good value for money. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This was a fabulous place to eat and the Cullen Skink was one of the most delicious chowders I have eaten in my life! I would go back tomorrow just for that. Still thinking about it. fabulous place for a delectable meal. Cosy, comfortable and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Airdre G
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I have nothing against Thurso, but I really wasn't expecting this. A lovely, tiny, restaurant with its own particular style. The food is really good, a step above anything else I have found in Thurso. Really great flavours, and nicely presented. Just over £30 for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PaulMcCauley64
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The couple running this lovely restaurant are clearly passionate about what they do. Interesting twists on menu choices and a very friendly welcome make this a lovely place for dinner. A definite thumbs up from us southerners. Not to be missed when visiting Thurso.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Srp5000
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Felt welcome on arrival. Food was delicious. The best, was asking for lobster and it being provided that day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dontgetoutmuch
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

my lunch companion finds it difficult to find good quality gluten free food. we had rejected 4 places in Thurso before spotting this one. The menu was very good with GF options clearly marked. The food was excellent, served with a smile. It is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sandra M
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5 June 2018|
Response from briangK6547OJ | Property representative |
Yes, We have roast root vegetable Risotto with trio of Puree. Portobello mushrooms with leek & goats cheese, wild rocket pear and walnut salad. Penne pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce Tomato and mozzarella pizza As... More
Rachel L
29 March 2017|
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Response from Brian G | Property representative |
If you follow for A96 for Inverness then the A9 to Thurso. This would take you to us although this is about a 4.5-5hr journey from Aberdeen. Hope this helps. Best Regards Brian
3 March 2017|
Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hi Allistair, I can send you a PDF of the evening menu if you could let me know your email address. I am unable to attach the file in this reply. Best Regards Brian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Thurso
  • Phone Number: +44 1847 893737
  • E-mail
A quaint restaurant located in the heart of the highland town of Thurso. Family run establishment serving locally sourced meat and fish produce. We offer USB charging points near most tables and superfast fibre wifi throughout, free of charge.
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