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Skerries Bistro

Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Went there for lunch and was astounded by the lovely view and atmosphere. The food was excellent. The seats near the windows and outside offered superb views of the sea and surrounding area

Thank Geekgirl87
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely worth the trip, fantastic view from a lovely cosy spot, amazing seafood, and great service. It's also worth a look in the tomb, maybe before dinner though as it's a little tight in there! Callem is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank Chris98765432
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having enjoyed a delightful lunch with excellent service, and paid the kind of money you'd expect to pay, we then encountered the owner, who accosted us and was remarkably rude as we strayed less than 2 metres off the track onto his grass... he was...More

Thank HilQ
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located at the southernmost tip of South Ronaldsay, this restaurant is well worth the effort of finding. The seafood is excellent - if you can take your eyes off the view. Staff were friendly, informative and helpful.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overlooking the sea, with soaring seabirds and the possibility of a whale sighting to entertain you, this unique restaurant is a must visit place. It specialises in fabulous seafood and also has veggie options. The staff and friendly and polite and the food is amazing....More

Thank Matt_and_Wils_Mum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal. The chowder was to die for. Despite going to a seafood test with two vegetarians, they went out their way to accommodate us!

Thank Jenefer F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing at all to not like here. Exceptional in every aspect. Fresh sea food - the oysters were lovely. Sea food chowder - the last time I tasted anything this good was for in Main on a holiday when my daughter was 3. Same daughter,...More

1  Thank IanandRoseTownsend
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is on the tip of the mainland and well worth the trip. The tomb of the Eagles and Tomb of the Otters are on the doorstep. The food is local and delicious. the view is breathtaking.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to this restaurant, and as it was a comfortable drive from where we were staying and the menu looked interesting we decided to book. It was an excellent choice (and a very well made recommendation). Tucked away down a track off another...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here after a tour of the tomb. Great selection, marvellous views, amazing food & attentive staff. Dessert was amazing!

Thank TreeMen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$42
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  South Ronaldsay
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 831605
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Open from April to October, we serve lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily from 12:00 - 16:00. We are also open for dinner on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings each week from 18:00 - 21:00. We specialise in local fresh fish and shellfish including Pollock, Cod, Hand Dived Scallops, Crab and Lobster. We also have vegetarian dishes and can cater for any special dietary requirements. During the day, we have vegetable soups, panninis, toasties, selection of coffees and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. Our food is fresh and simple and we use Orkney produce whenever possible. We bake our own bread as well as all cakes and desserts.
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