Eating out and Socialising
Caithness has a vast social scene from active sporting, craft and athletic clubs to a variety of restaurants, bars and pubs. The live music scene is popular with regular performances of genres of all kinds in local venues.
Like many places, eating out in Caithness is a huge part of our social offering. We’re proud of our local products and many of our restaurants use them to create the most exquisite, award winning menus. The main towns of Wick and Thurso offer a variety of independent food outlets from restaurants, hotels, cafes and take away businesses meaning you can enjoy everything from a coffee and cake to fine dining cuisine.
The Highlands of Scotland is often the perfect home for dog lovers, if that includes you, see this link to a handy blog which talks of pet friendly eateries in the area.
There’s always time for a coffee in the North Highlands and luckily, there are plenty delicious cafe options available. Some even boast the most amazing and dramatic views over cliff edges looking out to boundless skies and even the Orkney Islands.
Local produce is a firm favourite on all menus as well as local coffee and home delicious home bakes.
Merlin Cinema in Thurso offers entertainment for the whole family and is set to extend its offering soon by opening an additional three screens. The complex currently operates with two screens and a large restaurant space which is incredibly popular with people from all over the North.
Not only does the cinema offer the most up to date film releases and delicious food, they also offer the National Theatre live service where stage shows are broadcast live to sold out audiences in the UK’s most northerly mainland town.