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Jim & Mary’s Philosophy

Simplicity, Integrity, Traceability, Seasonality and Sustainability are the five pillars upon which Jim and Mary Cowie sympathetically renovated the ‘Scrabster Ice House & Salmon Bothy’ creating - Captain’s Galley - one of the world's leading seafood restaurants. 


Some Of Our Favorites —


Cajun Blackened Saithe

Sweet potato, succotash, guacamole and tortilla chips

Local Fresh Crab

Daikon salad with a jalapeño dressing

Asian Moules

Mussels, ginger, chilli, lemongrass, coconut juice

Fish Cake

Calamari salad, sweet chilli sauce



View Our Sample Menu — 


Market Fish

Pepperoni arrosto, fruit, nuts chorizo with saffron couscous

Grilled Langoustines

Drizzled in herb garlic butter

Classic Bouillabaisse

Market fish served with saffron potatoes and rouille 

Sole Fillet

Ginger shallot vinaigrette


Seafood with simplicity and integrity
— Peter Irvine - Scotland the Best
The owner of the award-winning Scrabster restaurant was so moved by the story of a Greek restaurant opening its doors to thousands of refugees fleeing war torn Syria he has launched a world-wide appeal to offer financial assistance to continue its work
— Caithness Courier
At Captain’s Galley in Scrabster, you get a further taste of what dedication really is when you speak to chef proprietor Jim Cowie
— Keith Findlay
Captain’s Galley is ranked beside Relae in Copenhagen, Denmark, Azurmendi in Larrabetzu, Spain, and Tilth in Seattle in the world’s top 6 most sustainable restaurants.
— Triple Pundid


The Harbour
Scrabster, Caithness, KW147UJ



Dinner: Thursday - Saturday 6.30pm till late. Last orders 9pm.

Closed: Monday through Wednesday.

For parties of 6 or more wishing to book tables Monday through Wednesday, please get in touch.



+44 (0)1847 894999


Make a Reservation —


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