Eating, DrinkinG & Shopping
This year’s Festival Hub will once again be at The Old Brewery, Burnside Place. Here you will find a delicious menu on offer (coutesy of Sutor Creek) in the café as well as a well-stocked bar and specially brewed 'Festivale', courtesy of our friends up the road, Cromarty Brewing Company!
For opening times and menu at the Festival Hub, click here.
The Cromarty Bakery, at the High St end of Bank Street, is well known for it's selection of great savouries, pastries and cakes. So, perfect for a quick snack or an alfresco meal by the sea (very bracing in December!); they also serve take-away hot drinks & filled rolls. A highlight of Cromarty life is to go to the back of the bakery after the pubs shut and buy a hot pie direct from the oven - a joyous experience!
Couper's Creek Cafe, in Church Street offers a selection of home-made soups, delicious salads, open sandwiches and paninis & home-baking on the lunch menu.
NB. Sutor Creek Restaurant is currently closed for a kitchen refurb. During the Film Fest, evening meals will be available from sister establishment, Couper's Creek Cafe between 6.00 - 8.30pm on Fri & Sat only, and light meals from the CFF Hub (see above).
The award-winning Cheese House, in Bank Street, just opposite the Bakery, sells an extraordinary and delicious range of traditional Dutch and artisan Scottish cheeses as well as other deli goodies. A visit to the shop has to become part of your weekend experience.
The Cromarty Arms, in Church Street, offers a range of good pub grub (until 8.00pm), plus tea & coffee. Open usual licensing hours.
www.cromartyarms.com Tel: 01381 600230
The Royal Hotel, situated right next to the Harbour, offers a great variety of meals and refreshments. Not to mention a cosy log burning fire.
www.royalhotel-cromarty.co.uk Tel: 01381 600217
At the cosy Slaughterhouse Coffee, down at the ferry slipway, you'll find a damn fine cup of coffee (and other hot drink and snacks) in a small but perfectly formed environment. Also one of our venues for a couple of films this year. Closes at 2.00pm daily.
The Emporium in the High Street, offers a choice of teas, cafétiere coffee, hot chocolate and cold drinks in their cosy coffee-shop, all with a choice of biscuits included in the price! They also have a great range of books, (new & secondhand), plus greetings & postcards, jewellery, gifts, and toys. Good for a browse for unusual Christmas presents!
As well as the above food & drink-related establishments, Cromarty boasts a range of wonderful, independent shops to browse in between your film viewing. You never know, you might even return home with some Christmas shopping in the bag!
Ingrid's House for Scandi design and gifts galore; Calluna for gorgeous clothes, cards and gifts; Cromarty Post Office for an eclectic range of gifts, stationery, toys and cards; Cromarty Pottery for beautiful domestic items & exhibition pieces; Gallery 48 for unique jewellery, crafts and original art works; Gardiner & Gardiner antiques for 'shabby chic' linens, textiles, ornaments and more; Cromarty Brewing Company (a few mins drive outside of Cromarty) for speciality craft beers and gifts. And don't forget the brilliant, Cromarty Stores on Bank St for General store for fresh fruit and veg, off-licence, newspapers, mobile top-up, kindling/coal, hardware and ATM outside store.
The Cromarty Live website is a great one-stop place to find out more about everything Cromarty has to offer.