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Achiltibuie Piping School Cafe

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IV26 2YL, Achiltibuie, Scotland
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Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In September 2016 my wife and I while holidaying Scotland toured the Achiltibuie area which is accessed via a single lane road leading to the left near Drumunie about 10 miles north of Ullapool on the A835. Although not far from Ullapool the area gives the impression of being isolated but the scenery is totally amazing. As lunch time approached... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,358 reviews
788 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this cafe almost by accident, driving through Achiltibuie and we so glad we stopped. It is a remote cafe but we loved it and would definitely return here, It is light, airy and clean and has wonderful views out over the loch and islands. Pipe music is played which really gives an authentic feel for this pipe school... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came across this cafe by chance as we were driving around the summer isles. What an absolutely brilliant find - the kind of place that you dream exists in the middle of nowhere but never expect to find. Nothing fancy but everything we had was delicious. Between us we had homemade sweet potato and chilli soup with a warm cheese... More 

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Portmahomack, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This must be the ultimate delight for those who have special diets for medical reasons ... dairy free cakes, gluten free cakes and food to equal anything that can be found anywhere in the world. And the food for those on unrestricted diets is wonderful. No surprise that its reputation is spreading far and wide -- and the tourists are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I loved eating here, as a vegan I was spoiled for choice with the cakes and they had a main vegan meal for lunch. Would absolutely recommend it

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Thank Lelleys
Evanton
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We happened to come across this Cafe by pure chance our daughter was running the Achiltibuie half marathon so we decided to pop in while we waited for her. Well what a delightful surprise we got as you walk along the corridor of this building you are greeted with a table laden with such an assortment of cakes you are... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely food and friendly service. A lick of paint and a tidy up wouldn't go far amiss, but the food and the views more than made up for the air of neglect about the building inside and out.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We ate here twice at lunchtime during our 7 day stay, food was brilliant and made to order.. can recommend the haddock smoked fish cakes and the Aberdeen angus 100% burgers... and the cakes. On each occasion were served and cooked for by lovely ladies who were so polite and freindly. Will without doubt return to the Piping Cafe as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to stop for lunch, freshly cooked food and a menu with good variety. Had several lunch stops here plus afternoon tea on a couple of occasions. Dogs are welcome.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Just back from a two week trip to "The Highlands and Islands." what a wonderful Cafe, cakes to die for and views that cannot be matched. The staff were just great and the choice amazing. I wish them well with this venture.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: IV26 2YL, Achiltibuie, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Achiltibuie
Description
School of piping and little café with awesome food. And the end of the road that goes beyond achiltibuie in wester ross, highlands, scotland.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?