Eat & Drink
Dine with us
At the Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges we are passionate about the food and drink we serve our guests. Our team of dedicated staff work closely with suppliers to ensure only the best seasonal and local produce is on offer throughout your visit.
We love nothing more than a celebration here at the Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges, so if you’re joining for a special occasion, we will work with you to ensure everything is perfect for your Highland feast.
Popping in for a bite to eat while on holiday or during your tour of the North Coast 500? Rest assured that after dining with us you will be left feeling full, satisfied and ready for your next adventure.
Meet the kitchen team
Being located where we are in the Highlands, we’re lucky to have an abundance of fresh produce available on our doorstep. Our experienced chefs embrace a field to fork ethos when developing seasonal menus for you to savour. They are focused on ensuring every diner enjoys a relaxing meal – with a bit of wow factor added in.
Meet our head chef, Craig
Head chef Craig Brown has been with us for 11 years, and he’s supported in the kitchen by his second chef and chef de partie. We managed to catch him between meals to ask him a few questions.
What do you love most about your job?
The people. And the fact that no two days are the same; my kitchen colleagues and I get to do a variety of different things.
What’s your favourite dish on the menu?
I enjoy serving our roast monkfish dish when it’s the catch of the day, and the Mey select beef we get is an outstanding cut to work with.
Where do you take inspiration from?
I love travelling to different areas of the UK and the rest of the world. Choosing a favourite cuisine is very difficult, but if pushed it would have to be either Asian or Mexican.
Sourcing our produce
Our menus celebrate locally sourced produce wherever possible. This includes beef, pork, game, white fish and shellfish (which is landed at Scrabster, only five miles away), fruit and vegetables, cheeses, small-batch jams, chutneys and marmalades.