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The Bay Owl

A9, Dunbeath KW6 6EG, Scotland
+44 1593 731356
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
“fresh haddock” (2 reviews)
“cheese board” (2 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
A9, Dunbeath KW6 6EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to stop and eat. A lovely view in the summer time. Also the food is very good. Fish and chips is very good as was the soup my wife had. A lovely place to stop off and rest a while up...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not enjoy the view as it was dark already but definitely enjoyed the food. Fish and chips was delicious! The staff is friendly and the atmosphere of the restaurant is welcoming. Definitely recommend this hidden gem.

Thank cat564
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprising because not much to look at from the outside. The welcome is great, nice restaurant with superb views out to sea. The food is delicious, service is good and friendly. Waitress recommended Orkney fudge cheesecake -how right she was! Loo access good.

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour group stopped here for lunch, we sat at a table by the window and had amazing views out over the sea. Husband had a venison burger and said it was the best thing he ate during our 10 day vacation. I had the...More

Thank Jacylyn G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was dark when we arrived so couldn't appreciate the views. The welcome was friendly, the wine was delicious, and the food was lovely.

Thank mac40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely landlord, so welcoming and relaxed. A couple of pints and some food in the evening. Fresh local haddock and tasty macaroni cheese. Doris loved her ham too as dogs are allowed in the bar.

Thank ElaineDoris
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this place a couple of times recently while on business. It was recommended to my by a local hotel. From the outside it doesn't look much, being a flat-roofed, pebble-dashed building it has the look of a social club in Bolton. Inside, however,...More

1  Thank CosmicHerb
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

First class service and food was fabulous really enjoyed will be back . Place was clean good relaxing place

1  Thank Carol P
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This wee place looks nothing from the outside but is a lovely restaurant, a wee hidden gem!staff friendly and excellent service food very good, recommend the Orkney fudge cheesecake.😀

Thank savsu
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We both enjoyed our food. Was served quickly and was hot and tasty. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They even had my favourite gin on the bar. A good evening would recommend.

1  Thank Beverley M
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Elspeth D
17 September 2016|
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Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
Yes always best to book as every time we have visited the restaurant is always full, and it is worth a visit
12 March 2016|
Response from dranson2600 | Reviewed this property |
Possibly but best to check, certainly not in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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17:00 - 20:30
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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