Cromarty, on the far reaches of the Black Isle beyond Inverness, is a great little place for a weekend visit. With characterful houses, shops, cafes and stunning views, it’s packed full of things to do and see. Most important is a recent discovery of some extraordinary gluten free pizza at Suter Creek on the shore.
This unassuming little place is actually packed full of fantastic gluten free choices, including most of the main courses and some incredible stone-baked GF pizzas. With a seriously thin crust and delicious toppings, these pizzas are just some of the best I have had. I chose Gregor’s pizza which had sundried tomatoes, pepperoni, olives, red onion and fresh basil – and it was really tasty! The staff assured me of its safety from contamination and clearly have a passion for producing excellent food. My side salad was terrific too: piled high with good strong lettuce, a tasty dressing and finely chopped tomatoes and red onion. Local beers (including a GF one!) and ciders are a speciality.
This place is so popular in summer that you HAVE to book. Clearly part of the staff training includes how to turn people away charmingly as so many wander in looking for a table. With a sister cafe up the road (also brimming with people), they can point people there, but in the meantime if you are heading to Cromarty then ensure you call ahead to book.
Other pizza choices include a gorgeous pile of seafood, mediteranean, greek or meatfeast. There are daily specials and you can make your own choice up as well. The gluten-eaters gave their pizza the thumbs up too and my gluten-eating husband tried a slice of my leftover pizza and said it was as good as the “normal” one. Just brilliant.
Check out the menus here: http://www.sutorcreek.co.uk/ and put Cromarty on your bucket list for a visit, a wildlife trip, or just go for this pizza – it’s worth the effort!