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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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18:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The seafood here is truly delicious. I recommend any of the fish dishes. The soup is very good too Great views as you eat.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The location of this restaurant is almost unequalled. We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny day and could see across to mainland Scotland. Sitting outside and eating excellent food was perfect. Had a light lunch and coffee, portions small but well cooked.

Thank drfoody
Reviewed 4 days ago

We called in here for lunch after visiting the Tomb of the Eagles. Our B&B had recommended it and the seafood platter which I tried. It was as good as described to us and I do recommend a meal here. The views from the restaurant...More

Thank Snorri1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The meal was excellent, all dishes prepared using local ingredients with good presentation. Views from restaurant overlooking southern tip of South Ronaldsay, Pentland Firth and north coast of Scotland were superb. Were able to have our coffee and desert at outside seating as weather excellent.

Thank mjt1950
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really looked forward to this. Such a disappointment. I had seafood platter to start. This was no platter. It was a teaspoon of a few things for £9.50, with a wodge of undressed salad - unforgivable. Then the scallop main. Scallops yummy, but I do...More

Thank AnnieB2116
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here five times during our visit to Orkney, every meal was absolutely delicious and nicely presented, with attentive staff and a beautiful view. You could not ask for more. Wish we had a restaurant as good as this a bit...More

Thank PFG49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been exploring and were a bit peckish at lunchtime. This is a lovely place with lots of seafood on the menu. I enjoyed the most delicious Seafood Chowder that i have ever had, and my wife raved about her scallops with salad, even...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a morning of driving round the island trying to see as much as possible in a short period, we saw a sign for a bistro, in the middle of nowhere. When we got there we found the location superb, the building modern and taking...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for lunch without a reservation and were lucky enough to find a table. The food is delicious, service really friendly and the view just simply stunning. Hands down one of the best locations I ever had lunch in!

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 1 week ago

View over to Scotland and the Skerries from our table stunning. Food focused on local produce and we focused on the fantastic seafood.

Thank Graham U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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