• The Tongue Hotel

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Hotel with restaurant and pub (The Brass Tap) serving Scottish cuisine. Menu includes labeled vegan options. Kitchen can also make custom vegan dishes. Specify vegan to server. Please note: pub opens at noon, but restaurant opens at 6:00pm. Note that the traditional antique furnishings include some taxidermied animals. Open Mon-Sun 12:00-21:00.

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4 Reviews

First Review by zeleni_most


Points +20

22 Sep 2023

Good fancy restarant with vegan options

One of the more fancy places in the region. We specified that we eat vegan and had a couple options such as gnocchi, jackfruit burger and risotto. There was even a sarter with vegan feta. Food was good although maybe not fully in line with the prices. Around 20 pounds for a main dish. Would still definitely recommend to vegans traveling the north.

Pros: Vegan options, Good service

Cons: A bit pricey



Points +77

16 Aug 2023

Acceptable but hard work!

Managed a decent risotto with vegan cheese after a bit of to-ing & fro-ing. Very good vegan breakfast, again after quite a bit of explanation. No plant milk and customer service/understanding a bit poor given we'd noted in advance. But for a remote hotel the actual food was pretty good

Pros: Breakfast with sausage, avocado, spinach, mushroom, Risotto

Cons: No plant milk or vegan spread, Customer service not great


Points +46

19 Aug 2022

Should've had the risotto!

Had the vegan burger, it wasn't my sort of thing unfortunately. It was one of those vegetable bread burgers & then the chilli jam was very very sweet, it wasnt bad just not for me. On the menu was a risotto which I wish I had tried instead. On the plus the chips were very good!

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-19

Cons: Rather expensive, more than online menu


Points +151

03 Aug 2019

Top choice at the top of Scotland

The Tongue Hotel fed us well with excellent vegan meals morning and night for the three days we spent in the north of Scotland. The food was tasty and they had well-balanced complete meals, including appetiser and dessert options.

Their standard menu was clearly labelled with vegan options, but then they surprised us with a special menu including new vegan choices for the second and third nights, which we naturally tried and really enjoyed.

At dinner they had several vegan appetiser and side dishes, two mains, and a dessert. At breakfast they had a vegan full cooked option, as well as the toast and cereal buffet, and it's Scotland so of course there's porridge.

Now, this is a traditional hotel in the north of Scotland, not renowned for vegan options, so make sure you tell them you're vegan, and be prepared for surprises like haggis and blood pudding in the breakfast room, and taxidermied animals in the hall. Perhaps a tot of whiskey with your porridge will make it easier to bear.

Pros: Nice Staff, Adaptable, Good food, well balanced meals

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