Jim & Mary’s Philosophy

The Captain’s Galley, located in Scrabster is the most northerly seafood restaurant in the UK. Owned and managed by Jim Cowie and his wife Mary whose passion, dream and vision saw the sympathetic renovation of the ‘old Scrabster Salmon Bothy and Ice House’ into what is now is arguably one of the world’s best seafood restaurants. Jim and Mary’s philosophy is clear – Simplicity, Integrity, Seasonality and Sustainability – quite simply it’s their way of life and expressed with love, in the tantalising dishes.

hie-captains-galley_2003_0581Jim’s daily jaunts to Scrabster fish market ensure the catch of the day is of the best quality 100% wild sustainable seafood from non pressure stock species and fresh from the sea to your table. All produce is indigenous to the local area and sourced within a 50 mile radius of Scrabster, Jim and Mary can often be found foraging in the local area.

mary-in-poly-tunnelOpened in 2002 the Captain Galley quickly established itself both locally and internationally, gaining three medallions from Visit Scotland within 6 months of opening its doors. There are few places where exceptional food, great wines and personal service come together as beautifully or with as much character. Experience the magic and romance of the highlands by candlelight in this iconic restaurant where an exceptional culinary journey inspired by the sea all around us awaits.

Jim and Mary look forward to welcoming you to Captains Galley for what promises to be a truly memorable and unique dining experience, the dream is very much alive and kicking!