We stopped off in Cromarty just after 2pm to see the National Trust for Scotland Hugh Miller House and the old Court House (both recommended).
Wanting, not lunch, but light refreshments, we stepped into the Pantry as it looked like we could get a variety of light food there and we passed it after leaving the car park.
However, we were seduced by the home made cakes and the fact that afternoon tea (available from memory from 2.15pm) was only £8.95 per person. It comprised (for 2 people) a round of salmon and cream cheese sandwiches and a round of ham and cucumber, a scone each with cream and jam and 7 cakes each – 2 of each so 14 in total. The cakes include their individual meringues, individual home baked cakes and slices from large cakes.
The tea/coffee came rightaway but we waited about 10-15 minutes for the cakes etc to be assembled onto a tiered cakestand.
Later we asked for second cups and were not charged extra. What fantastic value for money.
The Pantry is a small place but that only adds to its charm. I would definitely go again if I lived nearby – would be a terrific place for a teaparty eg to celebrate a birthday.
Closed Fridays and only open seasonally. Suggest you check the website if making a special trip.