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The Bay Owl

A9, Dunbeath KW6 6EG, Scotland
+44 1593 731356
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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A9, Dunbeath KW6 6EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We've been twice now, and both times were very enjoyable, the food is very fresh and cooked to perfection. The service was excellent and we were asked several times if everything was ok.Would definitely reccommend!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ohk2013
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It looks shabby from the outside, but looks a lot bigger and nicer once you walk in the door. Very nice view, but disappointed with the food. If you are staying in this very beautiful part of Scotland, eat before you arrive in Dunbeath.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Had a lovely Sunday lunch - excellent, fresh fish and chips, friendly staff - nicely appointed space, great views - don't be put off by outside appearance - a great stop on the A9 North - have passed by Bay Owl for years, finally stopped...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thecommissioner41
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Barn owl was good enough to fit us into their busy Saturday night and it was most enjoyable couldn't fault the lovely food they served and at a very reasonable price staff was friendly and professional advise to book to avoid disappointment definitely be back

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ronscott2018
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Stopped off here during our North Coast 500 road trip for lunch - great little find. Wasn't too busy and had amazing views from the restaurant. Really friendly staff and good food - big portion sizes! Fish and chips was very fresh and filling. Would...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 771jenniferr
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a very pleasant restaurant. It is clean and well decorated. The staff are warm and friendly and the service is first class. The food is excellent and there is plenty of it. It is reasonably priced. It is well worth eating here if...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank cynthiathomson
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We have eaten several times at this restaurant when in the north and never had a bad meal. Had a beautiful steak here yesterday. Quality meat, well cooked and with good accompanying vegetables. We found the wine list good and prices very reasonable. A nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Katz235
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Food was good, service was good. Had a window seat which was nice. Only issue is that the bottle of wine was charged at £14 a bottle which we feel was extremely over priced for a house wine. It was being sold as an Italian...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank bobbybrooks65
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch and we were really impressed by the tasty, filling meals we were served. The chicken stuffed with white pudding and wrapped in bacon was particularly good as was the fresh haddock. Excellent value - we will definitely be back. Friendly service...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank mackay843
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Very many thanks Trevor and Irene for a lovely lunch today. I was very inpresed with my lunch cheese and fruit and all the guests were also very impressed. Thank you once again and I look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank george582014
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Questions & Answers
17 September 2016|
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Response from JJGill | Reviewed this property |
Definitely best to book, especially if it is summer and you would like a window seat overlooking the bay.
12 March 2016|
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Response from JJGill | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are welcome in the bar area and you can eat there but of course Assistance Dogs are always welcome in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 19:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A9, Dunbeath KW6 6EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Dunbeath
  • Phone Number: +44 1593 731356
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