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Eat & Drink

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. And our mouth watering Highland fayre is enough to soothe any soul.

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Whether you are a visitor to the area or live locally, nothing beats the tantalising tastes of Highland Scotland. So if you are looking for a great place to eat in Wick, the make sure you stop at Mackays Hotel. 

From whisky to beef, we’ve got some of the best world cuisines, right on our doorstep.

About the No 1 Bistro

No 1 Bistro may be situated on the Shortest Street in the whole wide world, but it has gone to considerable lengths to ensure the freshest local ingredients are sourced.

Our talented kitchen team take a healthy helping of Highland fayre. They add a dash of locally grown vegetables, and a sprinkling of care. We then add a pinch of pure creativity infused with love! This is how we bring you a tasty mouth-watering Highland menu which offers something for everyone.

From light lunches to delicious evening meals, the Bistro offers an appealing ambience, quality service, exceptional culinary standards and can cater for any dietary requirement, let us know in advance for the best result. 

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About No 1 Bistro

No 1 Bistro may be situated on the Shortest Street in the whole wide world,  but it has gone to considerable lengths to ensure the freshest local ingredients are sourced. Our talented kitchen team take a healthy helping of Highland fayre, add a dash of locally grown vegetables, a … Read more…

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Lunch at No 1 Bistro

A hearty lunch will keep you going, and our team know just how to prepare a lunch that not only fills you up, but tantalises those taste buds beyond resistance. So if you are looking for places to eat in Wick that will give you a terrific lunch … Read more…

No.1 Bistro

Evening at No 1 Bistro

If you are looking for restaurants in Wick that offer fine dining and good company, then look no further than Mackays Hotel.  Our in-house restaurant, No.1 Bistro, prides itself on a talented kitchen team who take a healthy helping of Highland fayre, add a dash of locally grown … Read more…

Old Pulteney whisky range

Special Events

  We want you to feel special too, so we’ve got some very special offers which provide the ultimate experience for your special moments. Mackays Masterclass For all you aspiring mixologists hoping to impress your nearest and dearest with your bar techniques look no further! Mackays has created … Read more…

Whisky and gin at Mackays Bar

Mackays Bar

A cold beer in a traditional Highland bar or a warm dram to chase the night. Whatever your preference, you’ll be in fine spirits in the Mackays Bar. If you are looking for a Wick pub or bar where you can settle in and enjoy a drink with … Read more…

Eating out in Wick

If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Wick, then stop in at No. 1 Bistro here at Mackays Hotel. Sitting next to the Wick River, we offer a relaxing and comfortable place to stop and eat. If you are driving round the North Coast 500, we are a convenient (and tasty!) place to pause for lunch or dinner. We’re open to everyone – you don’t have to be staying with us to eat our tasty Highland-sourced food. 

Here in Caithness, we are perfectly placed to get some of the freshest ingredients quickly into our kitchen. And from there, it’s not long until they are on your plate! We have been working with many of our suppliers for many years, as we believe they offer the best produce available. For example, Caithness Smokehouse is a sustainable supplier of some of the tastiest smoked fish you will ever eat. 

We also work with experienced fruit wholesalers Munro Fruit Merchants. These are people with over 25 years’ experience in the trade, and catered for everyone from Madonna to the Royal Family!

So pop along to our restaurant in Caithness is you are looking for places to eat in Wick. Enjoy our delicious, local and sustainable food in this beautiful town. You won’t be disappointed!

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