Culgower House

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Pancakes with fruit and maple syrup, Scottish shortbread, Full Scottish breakfast

We are lucky to have some fantastic local produce to work with and we are delighted to hold VisitScotland's Taste our Best award. We aim to use as many locally produced ingredients as we can and where possible we use fruit, herbs and vegetables from our garden and eggs from our hens. We make our own bread, cakes, shortbread, jams, marmalade and chutneys. In the afternoons we offer tea or coffee and home baking in the sitting room.  If you would like to know more about our food and where it comes from, please read our provenance page.

There are a range of eating out options in nearby Helmsdale and Brora, alternatively we also offer a selection of suppers which can be pre-booked. We do not have an alcohol licence but you are very welcome to bring your own alcohol, there is no corkage charge. We can also provide tasty packed lunches on request.


A relaxing breakfast (served at any reasonable time to suit you) round our large table will hopefully set you up for your day. Our breakfast menu includes daily changing specials and we can cater for most dietary requirements, please let us know when you book if there is anything that you can't eat.  

From the sideboard: fruit juices, cereals, fruit, fruit compote (usually using fruit from the garden), yoghurt, seeds

Porridge, made with locally milled oatmeal from Golspie Mill

Scottish breakfast: your choice of bacon, sausage, Cockburn's black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, your choice of eggs

Daily changing specials, for example: locally smoked salmon and scrambled eggs; drop scones, fruit and maple syrup

Home made bread and baking, home made jams and marmalade

A variety of teas and freshly brewed coffee

dining out

Both Brora and Helmsdale offer a variety of places to dine out in the evening, from fish and chips to fine dining.  We are happy to help with advice and making reservations and if you are cycling or plan to enjoy a drink with your meal we can help to arrange transport.

La Mirage, Helmsdale, 01431 821 615 - great fish and chips (and a good seafood platter which needs 48 hours notice)

The Bannockburn Inn, Helmsdale, 01431 821 461 - Mey Selections steaks and regional beer

The Belgrave Arms, Helmsdale, 01431 821 242 - pub food and regional beer

Thyme and Plaice, Helmsdale, 07826 929 200 - local cafe with good speciality nights

Royal Marine Hotel, Brora, 01408 621 252 - good restaurant or cosy bistro

Sutherland Inn, Brora, 01408 621 209 - pub food, Skye beer

Sid's Spice, Brora, 01408 621 467 - our favourite Indian food

supper in

Sometimes going out for a meal is not what you wish to do so we have developed a selection of supper dishes so that you can eat in.  We buy our ingredients to order so would ask that you give us 48 hours notice of your choice of supper.

We do not have an alcohol licence but you are very welcome to bring your own bottle, there is no corkage charge.

Supper dishes £15 per head (price includes tea / coffee and tablet)

Culgower Salad Pan fried strips of chicken and crispy bites of bacon, served with a garden salad and mustard dressing

Summer tart A vegetarian puff pastry tart filled with tomatoes, courgettes and brie and served with a garden salad

Local smoked salmon platter Locally smoked salmon, home baked bread, butter, lemon and served with salad

Home made pate platter A pot of home made pate (either smoked fish or game depending upon the season), home baked bread, butter, home made chutney and salad

Local cheese platter Three local cheeses, oatcakes, butter, home made chutney, fruit and salad

Home made soup and sandwiches A bowl of home made soup (usually a vegetable soup made with whatever is in season in the garden), served with home baked rolls filled with your choice of: local cheddar and chutney, smoked salmon and salad or ham and tomatoes

Should you wish to have soup as a starter before one of the other supper dishes, we charge £4

Pudding or cheese £5 per head

Cheese and oatcakes A mini version of our local cheese platter

Cranachan Our version of the traditional Scottish pudding made with cream, raspberries, toasted oatmeal and whisky

Individual fruit pie Fruit from our garden surrounded by a home made butter pastry and served with cream

Chocolate brownie Homemade chocolate brownie served with the local Capaldi's ice cream

Culgower House, Loth, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6HP, Scotland
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