Eat at Golf View Hotel & Spa in Nairn

Welcome to the finest of kitchens in Nairn.

Guests can choose fine dining in the award-winning Hickory, with panoramic views out over the Moray Firth, afternoon tea in the comfort of the lounge or a drink in the bar. 

  • Award-winning food & service
  • Moray Firth & Black Isle views
  • Bar and lounge areas
  • AA Rosette awarded restaraunt

By day

Hickory resonates with calm, airy brightness. Crisp morning light streams through the floor-to-ceiling glass.

Locally-sourced Scottish produce, cooked to order or available as part of a cold selection, make breakfast a personal affair.

Later, lunchtime buzzes with lively lighter bites executed with refined flair.


By night

Hickory exudes composure and confidence.

Sweeping curves and coppery crushed velvet of intimate booths usher in an evening of sensory delight. Marble table tops are assuredly cool, complemented by welcoming soft leather seating.

Seafood is locally-landed and meat comes from the Crerar Home Farm pedigree herds. Steaks are dry aged for 28 days before meeting the coal-fired Josper grill, which sears and chars for a unique texture and flavour.


Any time

Menu items are subject to seasonal variations and can be altered to respect dietary requirements.

All dining options are accompanied by perceptive, convivial service. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The magic that comes from our kitchen brigade begins with the local, seasonal produce which is sourced especially for our menu. We believe fresh food tastes better that’s why we change our menus twice a year so that we can consistently use the freshest and most tasty ingredients. Using quality ingredients and supporting local producers is close to our heart at Golf View, and across all of Crerar Hotels.

Golf View’s kitchens always use free range chickens and free range eggs. The vast majority of our milk comes from Graham's The Family Dairy, and we always try to source the finest whole raw ingredients from our suppliers.

Seasonality plays a big part in our menus, ensuring we keep our dishes fresh and up to date, and make the most of what we have growing in our own front yard, relatively speaking! 

The Spanish Josper is used for cooking all steaks and grilled or roasted main dishes on Golf View’s menus. With over 45 years of development and innovation, and a temperature of over 400c, the Josper provides a combination of grill and oven techniques to provide a unique charcoal flavour.

Golf View’s meat is all Scottish Farm Assured, and our beef is quality and well-aged, taken from full traceable farms. Fish and seafood is sourced from local waters ensuring that it is as fresh as possible.

Vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and children’s meals for the young diner can be accommodated, just tell us your requirements.

Thursday night is steak night!

All of our beef is Scottish Farm Assured, and sometimes take from the Crerar Hotels’ Home Farm of grass fed, pedigree Lammermuir Luing cattle, when Paddy lets us!

All steaks are cooked on our Spanish Josper grill through a high end combination of grill and oven technique, the end result being a tender and juicy, made to order, quality steak. Choose from sirloin, fillet or rib-eye, and served with proper chunky chips, crispy onion rings, mushrooms, slow roasted cherry tomatoes and watercress. Writing this, I wish it was Thursday night now!

Dine between 6pm and 9pm from £18.95. Including a rib-eye steak with all the trimmings and a half bottle of specially selected wine, chosen to complement your food.

Afternoon tea was introduced by the Duchess of Bedford, creating it to tame the hunger of mid-afternoon between luncheon and dinner. This has now become a great tradition and is enjoyed by many across Scotland, and the rest of the world!

Afternoon tea at Golf View can be taken from 12pm to 5pm in a number of areas within the hotel from our cosy lounge, to sharing a sofa with a friend or in front of the fireplace. In the warmer months, Golf View has a patio area facing out over the gardens just a stone’s throw from the beach, where al fresco dining is welcomed. Accompany it with a chilled glass of Champagne or jug of fruit Pimm’s.

Sunday lunch is a traditional affair, with all the family welcome. We prepare two roasts, one always being sirloin of beef, then we rotate the other between chicken, pork or lamb. Your meat will be accompanied by a heap of veggies like carrots, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, and always with our freshly made Yorkshire puddings. Choose from two courses or three.

The General Manager tells us her favourite is the roast beef, “It is so tenderly cooked it melts in your mouth; such a well-cooked Sunday meal.” That recommendation, combined with the best views in Nairn (with an opportunity to see wild dolphins playing in the Firth), is hard to beat.

Contact Us

Golf View Hotel & Spa
The Seafront
63 Seabank Road
Nairn, Scotland
IV12 4HD

Breakfast (Monday to Friday) 7.30am – 9.30am
Breakfast (Saturday to Sunday) 8.00am – 10.00am
Lunch (Monday to Saturday) 12.30pm - 6.00pm (Sunday to 4.00pm)
Dinner (Monday to Sunday) 6.30pm – 9.00pm