The Courtroom is a buzzing bar and brasserie offering everything from coffee and yummy cakes to fresh, locally-sourced dishes, handpicked wines, crafty ales and cocktails
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 2020, our comfy café & tearoom 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, specially selected wines, craft beers & house-made cocktails.
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.
The Courtroom is open 7 days a week serving brunch at the weekend, lunch & dinner along with coffee and cakes.
Your ‘go to’ spot in Dornoch for a quick bite for lunch or linger for a while for a catch up over our award winning burger! Brunch is available from 10am on the weekends too!
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.
Our brunch menu offers simple, classic breakfasts to please all.
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.
The natural larder of the Highlands is reflected throughout our menus, marrying popular favourites with excellent, locally sourced ingredients. Our dinner menu consists of: fresh seafood, prime cuts and comfort food, all cooked simply to let the flavours and ingredients shine. Served all week from 5 till 10.
Let us do the washing up!
Sunday is family day, so take the family to The Courtroom. Take a walk down to the beach…grab an early round of golf…stroll around the square, then gather your brood for the best Sunday Lunch in Sutherland.
So good we serve it all day!
From our selection of sumptuous starters, juicy roasts, classic sides and seductive sweets, we offer generously portioned, honest cooking that wouldn’t be out of place on a country house kitchen table.
Wee ones menu & portions available. Book early as spaces go fast!
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!
A delicious, hearty and local dining experience