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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Service: slow and insincere. Food: Not as described on the menu (missing items with no explanations), low quality ingredients, poorly presented, greasy, tasted like old oil is being used, latterly stomach upsetting for multiple members of the party. Toilets: Poorly maintained (both sexes). The mens...toilet was awash with urine below the mens urinal (Disgusting). Price: for what you are served - extortionate. Give this establishment a wide berth.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Staff very pleasant and meal very reasonable and piping hot. Chips excellent. Very quiet town!!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

You could easily walk past this place without realising it is there, but it is definitely worth a visit. The decor is lovely, the staff very attentive, the food was excellent, one of us has specific requirements for food which were met 100% which doesn't...always happen in other places, so much so that we came back the next night. Good range of drinks and foodMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024

Nice restaurant with pleasant & efficient staff, lovely meal in a modern immaculate environment, it also has a really nice bar with cocktails

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Visited YNot and so happy we did. Received friendly service from our young staff server. Good selection on the menu at very reasonable prices and also drinks and cocktails. Our food was delicious had to try the Scrabster Haddock Mornay and of course Scrabster Haddock...& Chips. Both equally tasty and generous portion sizes. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant too. Recommend a Cocktail as had the best Porn Star Martini! Would definitely return when visiting Thurso again,More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

We stayed at the Ynot inn for dinner & overnight stay ready for the Orkney ferry the next morning . Our order took for ever & we gave up up waiting ( there's a great takeaway just up the road) . Our two rooms for...the night were exellent , BUT we got no sleep for all the noise from the bar , it went quiet at about 0330 in the morning .We had to leave early before breakfast to get the ferry & the only one around was the cleaner . She managed to take our card details for payment & the next day money was taken from our bank account . Three weeks later we got a very rude letter saying we left without paying .After 3 months of emails to & fro ( including proof from our bank ) they finally agreed we had paid ( no sorry or comp. ) .And to cap it all off our 15 year old son got asked he wanted to buy drugs form some one on the front door of the bar when he popped out to get some thing from the car !!! .TERRIBLE PLACE & AWFULL STAFF/OWNERS -AVOID AT ALL COSTS .More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

We came here in the summer time, it was super last minute, didn’t book and they accommodated us so welcomely. The menu had so much choice and the food was delicious and came so quickly! The highlight of our night and the reason I write...this review 4 months later is because at the end of the night we asked if they could make us 2 amaretto sours (which weren’t on their drinks menu). The boy told us it was his first time making one but he would give it his best shot. Ever since then, everytime we have an amaretto sour, which is our favourite cocktail, we always think back to our night in Thurso and none have been as good as our one here! As we sit here drinking an amaretto sour on our holidays in Iceland, we thought back to then and wanted to leave a review and let the organisation, everybody thinking of coming, and the boy who made them for us that his effort for our drinks didn’t go unappreciated and that they were the best amaretto sours we’ve ever had!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

This place looks the part, and the menu tries hard, but it has always fallen short in my opinion. The prices in here are a joke to be blunt, but the food is half decent. I will probably be back, but only to see if...there's something decent on the specials.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Service was ok but our lunch tasted awful. Poor quality of food, poor presentation and expensive. This place was always so good before. Sack the chef. Will not be returning

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

Absolutely lovely food from here, fresh tasty and reasonably priced. Wide range of drinks and alcohol free alternatives. Located near to the centre. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Visited 2/10/23

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Pleasent greeting at the Bar by Staff taken to room with an explanation of different areas available to visitors and Guests, This is a Grill and Bar for those not staying, as well as Guests. The Restaurant looked very busy so must be popular! I...had Breakfast(not inclusive) but no dinner as I fancied a curry. The room was spotless single and very comfy! Lovely Soap, shampoo and conditioner products… shower is good, too. Tea, coffee in room.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Waited over 20 mins for food to be told it would be another 20-30 mins. Only 4 tables occupied and they had be served. Cancelled order as we could wait any longer. Waiting staff looked very embarrassed.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

From the outside, you might not go in, but do, great food, good choice excellent service at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Afraid this visit was very disappointing. Waited more than an hour for food that we ordered. Mentioned this to the waitress who went to the kitchen and came back to say it would be about 5 minutes. Waited another 20-30 minutes and noticed other people...were being served ahead of us, so went up to mention this, and that we had no choice but to leave as we had something else to get to. When we asked what happened, they said the order had been cancelled, without letting us know! All this after she said it would be a 5 minute wait. No really apology given. Very strange, and it has put us off coming here again. A shame after having been many times when it was quite okay. Needs better management, and I imagine it is down to kitchen staff, not the servers, who seemed a little embarrassed. So yes, as another person mentioned, I'd try and go somewhere else instead.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

We stopped here along the NC500, we found this hidden gem of a restaurant and decided to give it a go. Wow. The Food was Made with live And it was excellent quality, me and my family enjoyed the food. I highly recommend getting the...Scottish Brunch as it is the Scottish equivalent of the British breakfast. However, it heavily lacks in atmosphere and has no real vibe. If you are doing the NC500 too, this is a must-visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Hey there, the restaurant itself does not allow dogs, although we have a small bar connected to the restaurant which does. You can eat off the restaurant menu in here. Hope this helps!
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Y Not is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4