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Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant

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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Seafood, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
About
Our restaurant is located at the harbour/marina area of Nairn. With panoramic views over the Moray Firth. It is the perfect location to enjoy a lovely lunch or a delicious dinner. Open 6 days a week, closed Mondays and specialise in unique seafood and grill dishes using fresh local ingredients, some as close as the Moray firth itself. This gives diners something special every time they eat with us. We look forward to welcoming you to dine or to simply enjoy the gorgeous view over the coastline
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Scottish, Grill
FEATURES
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

Had another wonderful visit to the Sun Dancer, the staff are always friendly and helpful. Food was excellent, we’ll be back once we’re allowed. Thanks, Jackie and Ron.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2020

My friend and I visited Sat 19/12 for lunch, very comfortable re covid measures which is vital these days ! Food delicious, furnishings, crockery, glassware, surrounding all really tasteful. The icing on the cake was a beautiful clear view of a lovely part of Bonnie...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Well what can say other than brilliant the food was excellent the seafood platter was out of this world everyone in the party had something different of the menu and all were pleased with what they had the team could not do enough for us...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2020

Very tasty brunch. Good service and good choice of courses on the menu. Well cooked and presented. Tables well apart. Stunning views across the Moray Firth. Certainly worth a visit!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2020 via mobile

We have passed through Nairn probably a dozen times every year for the last number of years and did not realise that there was a restaurant at the harbour. It was a chance visit and a very fortuitous one. The restaurant is upstairs and has...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely catch up with friends last night. Food was really great, especially the leek and smoked haddock tart. Super friendly and efficient service, great ambiance and really important, excellent COVID procedures in place! Well done to all and see you next week!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Claire Doughty, Marketing at Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

Hi Thanks so much for the great review. It really is appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 11 December 2020

Dinner here last night & what a locely meal. Enjoyed the hot smoked salmon for starter. Beautiful little avocado & crab round with the salmon, a lovely plate of food indeed. The scallops were excellent too. Main course half a lobster & chips. Well delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Claire Doughty, Marketing at Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

HI David. Thank you so much for this great review It is much appreciated by all the staff. We are particularly pleased you enjoyed the lobster. Kind regards, Claire

Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here when in Nairn for 60th birthday celebration with family . Very helpful ok changing booking , Covid safe with appropriate checking in. Food was delicious and service was good . Beautiful view wish I had asked for a window seat...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Claire Doughty, Marketing at Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

Hi Linda Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that that birthday celebration went well and that you enjoyed the meal. Many people comment on the view, we are very lucky indeed. Kind regards, Claire

Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

Absolute gem of a place! Stunning location and the food was amazing. Fresh local seafood and high quality meat, definitely the best in the town. Staff are so friendly and helpful with plenty local knowledge, creating a really good vibe with families and couples all...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Claire Doughty, Marketing at Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

Wow - high praise indeed and very much appreciated by all of the staff. We are glad that you enjoyed it and that you also got the cocktails you wanted. We are always happy to accommodate our customers when we can. Kind regards, Claire

Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

For anyone who has never been to the Sun Dancer it’s a must. Had another lovely meal in this beautiful restaurant with stunning views. At difficult times this restaurant has continued to serve wonderful food from their varied menu, which always makes it difficult to...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Claire Doughty, Marketing at Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2020

Hi Karen Thank you so much for leaving such a great review. It is always lovely to get feedback. We hope you will be able to visit again soon to try something else from our menu. Kind regards, Claire

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Response from hazelmorrison | Reviewed this property |
We have gone to the Sundancer with my friend’s grandchild. The staff bent over backwards for her and provided a highchair and kids menu. As it is a restaurant, all children should be taught to respect other diners and not... More
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Response from Brimmond1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I was a diner but if you contact them they would do their utmost to help I know they do dairy free and glutton free
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Hi We have a catch of the day and a Burger of the day special and occasionally a dish of the day
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant

  • Yes, Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5