DINNER AT THE COURTROOM
TRULY EXTRAORDINARY FOOD, WINE & MUSIC IS ANOTHER ELEMENT OF THE EXPERIENCE OF THE COURTHOUSE.
Welcome to our cosy corner of Dornoch.
Designed by Thomas Brown and opened in 1849, The Courthouse has been a central hub of Dornoch since then and The Courtroom is no exception.
Launched in 2016 and with a refreshed concept in 2021, our comfy café by day, is now enhancing its offering to being a bar & brasserie at night. Allowing friends, old & new, to enjoy more of what makes us special; The best of the highland larder, weekly live music and specially selected wines, craft beers & house-made cocktails till late.
Although the Jury are ‘out’, a sea of famous and infamous faces will still be ‘presiding’ over proceedings in The Courtroom. Our mural created by Sandy Noble depicts a ‘journal’ of the history and culture in Dornoch, past and present.
So, relax, unwind, enjoy the atmosphere and let our team look after you.
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The Courtroom is open 7 days a week serving brunch at the weekend, lunch & dinner along with coffee and cakes. The natural larder of the Highlands is reflected throughout our menus, marrying popular favourites with locally sourced ingredients.
Our lunch menu serves up delicious fresh salads, a range of ciabattas, soups, satisfying burgers and a range of daily specials all served from 12 till 4, Monday to Saturday.
Roasts are available for lunch and dinner every Sunday, generously portioned, honest cooking that wouldn’t be out of place on a country house kitchen table.
Our dinner menu consists of fresh seafood, prime cuts and comfort food, all cooked simply to let the flavours and ingredients shine. Served Monday to Saturday from 5 till 10.
Our wide selection of wines kept in our wine store corner are carefully chosen from our suppliers to give you an ultimate array to choose from. Feel free to ask any one of our staff members for a recommendation.
In addition to our extensive wine list, we also hold fun and classy wine nights!
We also have a brand new and exotic Cocktail list on offer! With an eclectic mix of classic cocktails reinvented and Highland favoured tipples, from ‘Wild Cat’ named after the local Sutherland Clan crest animal to ‘Lady Justice’ named after the Courtroom’s historic use as a court of law. Pop down for a cheeky cocktail!
The Courtroom is always buzzing with music. Whether it is open mic night and you share your singing skills, songwriter sessions where you share some great lyrics, jam sessions where you bring your own instrument and just have fun or just come along and listen to one of our great visiting artists!