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The Shieling Restaurant

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2 Auchtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BP, Scotland
+44 1445 712888
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

On a day trip to Gairloch, we stopped here for lunch. The menu was simply laid out, and the food was absolutely fantastic. They were busy when we arrived, so we were shown to the 'sofa area' on one side of the restaurant to look at the menu. Our order was taken and then when the food was ready, we... More 

Thank RJMac98
Highlands of Scotland
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After trawling for a place to eat we plumbed for The Shieling. Great greeting, and shown to a table, with a superb view over the bay, with no delay. The heating was on, which was a great plus as so many places are cold. The menu was extensive and everything was on. Well cooked, presented and served. We will be... More 

Thank Wooffey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

When we first visit this restaurant few years back it was one of the best places to eat. Unfortunately it seems to me that every year it's getting worse. We have very disappointing dinner experience. Food is average or even below. The only positives are pretty view, good space and nice staff. This place has so much potential I'm hoping... More 

Thank RW2500
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this review

As I say so many times why didn't you mention your dissatisfaction at the time ? It's difficult to know which dishes you are complaining about . Did the staff ask you if everything was OK ? As you can see from other customers there are very few complaints . So what more can I say ? Please give us... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Shieling was recommended to us by a local who said she and her husband go there all the time and love it. Can't get much better than that, right? Well, she was correct. We went in around 630 and were seated immediately. They had a nice selection of starters and main courses on the menu as well as a... More 

Thank Linda F
Chester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very relaxed place for coffee and snacks with a good restaurant for dinner. It was unfortunate that the young lady waitress seemed disinterested, never made eye contact, never smiled and generally gave the impression we were a bit of an inconvenience. As the staff are the first impression you get for an establishment, she is not doing this nice restaurant... More 

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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in this restaurant the 27th october lunch time . The young waitress who served us had an attitude problem and was extremely rude . It's like we was dirstubing her . It's ashamed because the food was good .

Thank stephanieSpan
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this review

That's a bit harsh . 1 star means the lowest rating . Very upsetting for us all . If the waitress was rude then you should have asked to speak to myself . But I can't imagine any of the girls being rude . It was very very busy on that day so no time to chat. You must have... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very nice lunch of Cullen Skink & a Gammon steak, slightly more expensive per se compared to dinner at the Myrtle Bank Hotel. A beautiful view from the dining area & patio, across to the Isle of Skye, which must be really superb on a summer evening especially if dining al-fresco.

Thank Richard S
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had both lunch and dinner at The Sheiling and found the food and service excellent. Very varied choice from the extensive menu and both times the quality of the food and cooking was first class. Staff were very friendly, efficient and made us feel very welcome. We would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank Billonic
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I booked a table here for dinner and ordered a vegetarian risotto, not expecting much. It was FANTASTIC. I wish I could get the recipe for it, that's how good it was. It had peas, peppers, onions, mushrooms and asparagus on top. Would definitely come back here, staff was friendly and the service was very professional.

Thank sabinnie
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review . We do try hard as it's not an easy business to please everybody. It's such a pleasure to be appreciated . Thanks again . Donald More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife, sister and I enjoyed lunch here on a very wet and windy September day. Friendly staff, a good choice and well-cooked food in pleasant surroundings. Later in the week we enjoyed coffee and cake sitting in the very comfortable sofas and chairs at the other side of the restaurant. This is a place we will definitely return to.

Thank s3rjr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Auchtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
  • Phone Number: +44 1445 712888
Pleasant bar and restaurant serving breakfast , lunch and dinner . Lovely views over to the Isle of Skye. Average prices . Snack menu .Childrens menu.Coffee lounge. Outside seating for 30 people. Free wifi for customers.

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