Links House at Royal Dornoch, Golf Road, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3LW


Dinner at MARA

Our head chef focus is on seasonal delicacies, locally sourced from a selection of local suppliers. Whether fresh Dornoch mussels, Lobster and Langoustines from nearby Portmahomack or game from Bonar Bridge, you will find it delightful.

Truly extraordinary hospitality and service is another element of dining at MARA. With our highly dedicated team of professionals, we strive to give you the best experience of Highland Hospitality, whilst showcasing the ultimate in modern Scottish cuisine.

Our extensive wine cellar has a broad selection of international favorites and rarities. The heart of our list focuses on Burgundy, Bordeaux and the West coast of the USA. After dinner, relax in our library beside the fire and enjoy a single malt from our carefully chosen selection.

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Dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.

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Our Head Chef has curated a menu, inspired by the land and sea that surround us. Using a range of produce, that is sourced from our trusted local suppliers and friends, he presents such gifts with minimal interruption to celebrate their natural flavours.

Sustainability, seasonality and the best of the Highlands are at the forefront of our menus which are awash with delicious local seafood, sustainably managed game and foraged produce which provide our guests with a modern Scottish dining experience whilst tasting some of the best of the Highland Larder.


Mara translates to “sea” in Scots Gaelic and reflects Links House’s picturesque coastal location beside Dornoch beach and the North Sea. With direct access to some of the freshest and best seafood in the world, it is in Mara’s nature to deliver an outstanding seafood experience that maintains the charm, character and taste of the gifts we receive from the sea. Mara holds 2 AA Rosettes which demonstrates our commitment to food, service, and your dining experience with us.

The Finest Restaurant in the Highlands


Exquisite Dining

Gifts from Scotland's waters, fields, forests and skies, presented with minimal interruption