Isle of Skye Restaurants

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    Old School Restaurant: In Dunvegan village

    by Britannia2 Written May 22, 2016

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    There are not a lot of restaurants in the Dunvegan area and this is an exceptionally busy eatery used by locals and tourists alike. It is a large old furniture store that was presumably a school once. There is a bar area as you enter and some people come here just for a drink. It has quite basic decoration but is clean and well appointed. The noise levels were high due to the high number of people in the restaurant.
    Despite making a reservation we had to wait a long time to be seated - at least 15 minutes past the booked time and this was a foretaste of what was to come. Perhaps its what the locals call Skye time where time is not important and as a visitor perhaps waiting time is not important. Wine was ordered which was brought to the table fairly quickly but the starters seemed to take an age and there was a long gap between the waitress taking the starters away and the main courses coming to the table.
    The staff are clearly not coping with the volume of diners , either in the kitchen or the restaurant and perhaps more staff are needed.
    The food however was good.

    Favorite Dish: I had a seafood medley as a starter and then Skye Ale Battered West Coast Haddock with home made chips, Skye salad and tartar Sauce at a cost of £13.50.
    The starter was excellent but the fish was rather greasy ( I found this to be so across western Scotland) and a trip to Yorkshire is desperately needed by Scottish chefs to learn how to present fish!
    However eatable and well presented at a price that reflects a remote restaurants need to source food and wines from presumably some distance.

    Address: Main Street, Dunvegan

    Directions: In the main street in Dunvegan village

    Phone: 01470 521421

    Website: http://www.oldschoolrestaurant.co.uk

    Old School Restaurant

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    Dunvegan Bakery: Skyes oldest bakery

    by Britannia2 Written May 22, 2016

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    The building has been a bakery for over 140 years but it became a cafe in the 1990s and due to popularity has had a conservatory added to the main building.
    I only called here for a drink and a bacon sandwich but it is easy to see why the bakery is so popular. It sells of course bakery products in its shop but the cafe is one of only a few in the area and the prices here are very reasonable.
    All the bread related products are baked on the premises and all hot food orders are cooked to order to ensure freshness.
    Clean and very friendly staff.

    Address: Dunvegan Isle Of Skye IV55 8GU

    Directions: In the main street in Dunvegan village

    Phone: 01470 521 326

    Website: http://www.dunveganbakery.com/90275/info.php?p=1

    Dunvegan Bakery

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    Jann's Cakes: Expensive but special

    by Britannia2 Updated May 22, 2016

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    This is a wonderful small bakery and cafe in Dunvegan village and I stopped here late one afternoon for a hot drink. The building is possibly too small for the number of people that would love to eat here at any one time and I would think only 12 or so people could be seated here and that would make it very cramped in my opinion.
    I only had an organic hot chocolate (£2.20 at May 2016) but this was possibly the best ever hot chocolate I have ever had. The range of food - sandwiches, scones , buns and cakes was amazing but be warned - its ultra expensive and the prices are Harrods of London prices on Skye. I know the locals tend to avoid the cafe because of the high prices but if you are on holiday forget the expense and eat just once here. The ingredients used in the food are all organic and the quality is the possibly the highest on Skye.

    Address: 46 Kilmuir, Dunvegan IV55 8GU

    Directions: In the main street in Dunvegan village

    Phone: 01470 521730

    Jann's Cakes
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    Stein Inn: loved it

    by iaint Updated Aug 23, 2014

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    We took a lunch break at Stein Inn during our exploration of the Bhatairnis peninsula.

    Superb choice!

    An atmospheric old inn, with great selection of food. We both had the langoustine salad - 4 cold invertebrates each to be grappled with. Delicious.

    Service was quick and friendly. It got busy soon after we arrived (about 12:30) and it's small, so best to be there early. They have tables and seats outside for when the weather is good enough.

    £9 each, including a wee bottle of sparkling water. Excellent value!

    The location just perfects the picture. Loved it.

    Favorite Dish: The langoustines, of course!

    Address: Stein Inn, Bhatairnis IV55 8GA

    Directions: From Port Rìgh take the Dùn Bheagain road. Bhatairnis is signposted on the right as you get close to Dùn Bheagain. Stein Inn is signposted to the left about 4-5 miles from that junction.

    Phone: 01470 592 362

    Website: http://www.stein-inn.co.uk

    it's the place with harbour friendly local the community nearby land/seascape
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    Pier Hotel: good luck, or judgment?

    by iaint Written Aug 22, 2014

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    Late on day 2 of our visit to the island, we decided to visit Port Rìgh and (hopefully) get dinner there.

    The weather had been going downhill, and was cold and wet by the time we arrived just after 5.
    Cold as in 8˚c, in mid August. Unusual, even by West Highland standards. A quick scout around the very scenic harbour left us chilled to the bone.

    It was early for dinner (5:30ish) but places were open and we'd had a light lunch, so we just went for it.

    We got the last table at the Pier Hotel! Yes, full at 5:30. All through our meal people were coming in looking for tables, and by 6:30 they weren't even being asked to come back later!

    It is small - maybe 8-10 tables - so very cosy on a cold, wet evening. Excellent service (under pressure) too. Prices were reasonable - £30 per head for 3 courses, inclusive of a 10% (voluntary) tip and a big glass of wine.

    I had a mackerel mousse as starter, followed by mussels in a cream sauce and then cranachan. All delicious.

    Dr D had herring for main course (severely allergic to mussels, poor thing). It was great - marinated in sherry.

    The mousse was warm, which was a surprise. A nice one.

    The cranachan was special. Not too sweet. It's a Scottish desert made with oatmeal, cream, whisky and raspberries. Easy to overdo the sugar.

    When we left about 7, the restaurant next door had a healthy queue at the front door.

    Favorite Dish: The mussels - great.

    Address: Quay Street, Port Rìgh IV51 9DE

    Directions: Right down on the harbour.

    Phone: 01478 612094

    Website: http://www.pier-hotel.co.uk/index.html

    traditional exterior out front
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    The Chippy in Portree: a great experience

    by globetrott Updated Oct 28, 2012

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    The Chippy in Portree is a typical Fish & Chips like you find it in many places all over Scotland and the UK. But for me it actually was the very first real Fish&Chips in my life - I mean we have fish-restaurants in Austria of course, but not of that kind like the typical Fish & Chips in the U.K., where they wrap everything togeather in paper and you eat it somewhere in your car.
    :On my pic : Lobster-traps in Elgol with the Cuillin mountains in the background.

    Favorite Dish: I had fried haddock and chips - and it was a really great experience:
    fresh,soft,hot & spicey !!
    A good portion for a hungry globetrott for a really reasonable price !!

    Address: at the pier

    Directions: Down at the pier of Portree, where the plenty of colorful houses are.

    Website: http://www.theskyeguide.com/eating-out-mainmenu-31/39-good-food/224-stuarts

    Isle of Skye
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    Saucy Mary's: The One and Only

    by scottishvisitor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    While in Kyleakin we stopped at Saucy Mary's for some lunch. The atmosphere has a destinct nautical feel and is very much in keeping with the little harbour. Saucy Mary's has no competition from anyone - it is the only eatery here, so if your hungry or thirsty or just need a restroom this would be the place to stop.

    Favorite Dish: We had cold meat platter with a fresh garden salad followed by some nice assorted ice cream with shortbread fingers = all very delicious

    Address: Kyleakin Isle of Skye

    Directions: Just before the Skye Bridge

    Phone: uc

    Saucy Mary's
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    The Chandlery Restaurant , Bosville Hotel: Excellent Hailbut

    by vichatherly Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Excellent relaxed, top quality restaurant. The food was delicious throughout. Well worth booking the night before.

    Well recommended.

    There is also choice of bar meals at the attached "Merchant Bar".

    Favorite Dish: I had the Hock & Monkfish Terrin follwed by the Halibut, and finished off with a great selection of scottish cheeses. Cost of around £76 for two people, including a bottle of wine.

    Address: 9-11 Bosville Terrace, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51

    Directions: Just a short walk from the main square.

    Phone: 01478 612846

    The Chandlery, Skye
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    TONGADALE HOTEL RESTAURANT: Outstanding dessert

    by rexvaughan Written Oct 5, 2010

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    This restaurant is tucked back in the rear of the hotel but a nice enough room with an attractive wooden bar. What struck us immediately was the background music. It was soft enough to add to the ambience but I realized what was playing was the old Cajun classic, “Jambalaya.” If that was not odd enough, it was being played on what sounded like an Andean band. We had a chuckle and ordered: my wife a steak pie with veggies and potatoes and my a gammon steak with pineapple, chips and veggies. Hers was quite good and mine was okay but the ham was a little dry and a little short on flavor. However, the dessert, a sticky toffee sponge with custard was outstanding. Would I go back? Yes, but would order a different main course. Dessert? Sticky toffee sponge with custard which is why I would go back. Overall I thought the cost reasonable. We both had an Australian shiraz and I had coffee with dessert and the total bill was £29.30.

    Address: Wentworth Street

    Phone: 01478412115

    Wonderful sticky toffee pudding! Dining room and bar

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    CALEDONIAN CAFÉ: Small but good

    by rexvaughan Updated Oct 4, 2010

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    This little place is right off the main square in Portree and is both an ice cream parlor and café. It is quite small, but good food and nice service. I had a delicious steak and ale pie topped with puff pastry and accompanied by a good mixture of carrots, broccoli and new potatoes. My wife had locally caught haddock with chips, peas and salad. I always like to try local beers and so had a Black Cuillin which is a stout-like dark ale brewed on Skye. My wife had a California chardonnay. For dessert we shared a Belgian toffee cake with ice cream on top. We found everything very tasty. Our total bill was £35.35. Not being sure about tipping, I asked two of the staff if service was included and they said it was not. When I asked for some guidance about the percentage they just replied that it was totally up to the customer. I left about £5.

    Address: Wentworth Street

    Phone: 01478 612553

    Website: http://www.caledoniancafe.co.uk/index.htm

    It was all very good Vert good dark ale

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    SEAMUS BAR: After your climb

    by mtncorg Written Sep 29, 2007

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    This is the large informal eating/drinking area for the Sligachan Hotel area. There were several beers on tap - including at least one from the Cuillin Brewery which is next door - and I found the haggis, neeps and taters to be quite the filling ingredient needed after a day's excursion. There are 200 whisky selections also to choose from, just the thing needed to celebrate another munro or two in the pocket.

    Entrance to Seamus Bar Adjacent Cuillin Brewery
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    CUILLIN BREWING: It is the water!

    by mtncorg Written Sep 29, 2007

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    To quench your thrist while recounting your day with your friends and new acquaintances, the Isle of Skye boasts one distillery - Talisker, located about five miles west from Sligachan in Carbost - and two breweries - Skye Brewing (located in Uig, the port town in northern Skye, base for the ferry to Stornoway on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides), and the Cuillin Brewery which is set up right here at the hotel. Their selling point is the water comes directly from the Cuillin right outside their door - even if the malt ingredients, like at Skye Brewing and Talisker, come from elsewhere via truck.

    I enjoyed a pint of their Ptarmigan Ale, which much like the bird, seemed rather inoffensive. A bit too bland for taste buds used to the hop bombs of the Pacific Northwest.

    Cuillin Brewery at the Sligachan
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    King Haakon Bar: King Haakon Bar

    by ChartIt Written Jun 11, 2007

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    There isnt really a lot of options, actually I am not sure there really are any options in Kyleakin so you are kinda stuck unless you buy groceries before you come and cook for yourself. They do have like music on weekends, which is nice. They also have a wonderful view of the bay. Nice place for a sunset if the weather is good.

    Favorite Dish: I liked the fish and chips between then the local prawn. The prawn wasnt what i expected. The fish was good as far as it can go, it wasnt greasy. *that is an accomplishment as far as I am concerned*

    Address: Kyleakin Isle of Skye

    Directions: You cannot miss it at the end of the road

    Phone: 01599 534164

    local prawn and butter chocolate fudge cake fish and chips View at sunset

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    The Stables Restaurant: Fantastic interior

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 30, 2006

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    The Stables Restaurant is a beauty of a building designed by Gillespie Graham in 1822 and as the name suggests was the place for Lord MacDonald's horses and coaches. Today it houses a fine oak panelled, baronial style restaurant. The staircase is particulary beautiful

    Favorite Dish: The Stables has an all day menu and home cooking is a speciality. We had venison burgers with fresh garden salad and french fries followed by the most mouthwatering rasberries smothered in thick cream encrusted with crumbled shortbread -

    Address: Armadale near Sleat

    Directions: 16 miles south of Broadford on the A 851

    Website: http://www.clandonald.com

    Never mind the food = look inside The Stables Restaurant I would not mind a staircase like this
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    Well Plaid: If Ever A Restaurant Had an Apt Name =

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 30, 2006

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    I could not resist this restaurant and just had to step inside - well with this sort of advertising, who could resist. The restaurant is part of the Royal Hotel in Portree. The hotel has a fancier restaurant, but this one is definately designed for tourists.

    Favorite Dish: We only had a brief stop here to see if the tartan theme continued inside - it did but not over the top. A quick cup of coffee with some homebakes hits the spot here.

    Address: Bank Street

    Directions: You cannot miss the tartan clad building!!

    Phone: 01478 612525

    Website: http://www.royal-hotel-skye.com

    A Touch too Much
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