Eat & Drink

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Dining at Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges

We are passionate about the food and drink we serve our guests. Our dedicated team works 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, 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 at the Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges, you will leave us feeling full, satisfied and ready for your next adventure!

Our lounge, bar and restaurant

We have several dining options available to our hotel guests and visitors. The bar offers a wide selection of spirits, lager, cider, beer and cask ales, along with an informal menu. Beat 4 Restaurant presents a more formal fine dining menu. There's also space to relax in the library, lounge and outdoor beer garden.



Experience Scottish flavours



Drinks for every taste


Food & Drink Experiences

Special menus and themed tastings.


Meet the kitchen team

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 over a decade, 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.