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Waterside Cafe Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
+44 1470 521487
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two friends and myself stopped by on a quiet afternoon for coffee and cake. Had we realised there were more cafes along the road we would not have bothered stopping. We stood at the till, where we had assumed we would order. The waitress passed us numerous times without saying anything, and we were in the view of two workers... More 

Thank lynsey m
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258 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

For us this was one of the best places we visited during our week on Skye. Excellent food using local produce, carefully prepared and well presented. It is also very good value for money. The place is small and gets busy so plan your visit to avoid peak times.

Thank Dexx
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Popped in here for coffee and cakes, really lovely and genuinely home made, tasted amazing. We had home made scones with home made rhubarb and ginger jam. Carrot cake was delicious.

Thank WendyG71
Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on Skye in the Glendale area during August and September 2016. We were out riding around one day in the Dunvegan area with a friend of ours and started looking for somewhere for lunch. Most places were closed, as it was a Sunday. We spied this restaurant and I was very hesitant to try it... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this cafe on our way back to the campsite. We were very impressed with the menu. I had the mussels and he had the venison stew. Both of which were fresh, tasty and well presented. Glad we found it. The lady who runs it was very friendly too.

Thank JoanneBrittain
Saint Louis, Missouri
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113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

OK, it's a petrol station AND a small cafe! Good spot for lunch--soups, sandwiches, salads. Simple but welcoming. Farm to the table, even at a petrol station! Cute place! Oh, and the petrol station and cafe are for sale!

Thank Arnie R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Would highly recommend the Chicken curry and the Chowder which was packed full of fish.Locally sourced food.

Thank David H
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in 15 minutes to closing on a cycling trip. Very friendly greeting. Had the vegetable lasagna. Superb. Needed to get back to the b&b we were staying in before dark, so we took cheese cake to go. It was very much like a mouse. Wonderful.

Thank Daniel R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here on arrival in Dunvegan having been turned away by Dunvegan Hotel (just after 8pm), this place was serving until 8.30pm. We were met with a decidedly cool reception. Good seafood chowder is available for less than half the price elsewhere on the island, & with more generous portions!

Thank Easyrider_x
Quincy, Illinois
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe was recommended to us by our b and b owner, so we decided to try it. We were surprised to find the food was fresh and tasty and the service was excellent.

Thank sandsprite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Dunvegan
  • Phone Number: +44 1470 521487
Cafe Bistro, with decking providing outside seating to the rear of the Cafe Bistro, looking out over Loch Dunvegan. Next to the village filling- station,

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?