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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £18
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: The Store Bistro & Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Home baking galore
1. Home baking galore
"The food and desserts were to die for"
PreeBetts
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2. Handcut & homemade
2. Handcut & homemade
"A good old fashioned cafe serving excellent food."
Wander31719498615
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3. Steeped in history & community
3. Steeped in history & community
"Lovely community feel with friendly staff."
Tricks6991
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chanced upon this little gem this morning as we drove along the North Coast. What an incredible find. A fabulous menu and everywhere you looked curios, crafts for sale, cake, fudge, books...a friendly atmosphere like nowhere else. On top of this a Bar! If you're...passing don't miss it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanna Mackenzie, Owner at The Store Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much 🤗🤗

Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

When they say open 365 days…they mean it! When they say 0900 opening…they mean that too!!! An oasis of munchies, coffee and heat…on the NC500find this place and visit…definitely!!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Yummy food, friendly service, very kind to children. Full of that crofting community rustic charm. No silver service here, but just perfect Highland hospitality! Thank you ❤️

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Wow ! I don’t know how to describe this place . It’s a shop , cafe , and bar . We had the most generous welcome and the food was amazing . The staff were brilliant , and we sat by the real fire playing...snakes and ladders on our NC500 trip . Please call in and see for your self how great this place is .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

5 city folk popped in for a meal. Not expecting how wonderful this place is. The food was amazing, you could tell it was all freshly cooked and hand prepared. Burgers and Halloumi Salad! THANK YOU! Ps best hand cut chips (triple fried??) we’ve ever...had!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

We saw signs for The Store on the main road while doing the NC500 and decided to stop for some lunch. Its nicely sign posted so we just followed the signs. When we arrived we had a lovely welcome and we're made to feel at...home. Inside it has a lovely feel and they had the log burner going so it was quite cosy. We both had the burger which was huge and came with a large pile of fries. They have a great selection of home made cakes which we indulged in. All in all a lovely visit and would highly recommend, we were made to feel welcome and the food was fantastic.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

On a wet and windy October day , en route from Ullapool to Orkney, after miles of wilderness, what a warm and friendly welcome A roaring log fire, excellent coffee and the best smoked salmon sandwiches we have ever had Lovely team running the cafe...but special mention to the excellent junior waitresses Do not miss this joyous place just off the main roadMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Joanna Mackenzie, Owner at The Store Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2023

Thank you so very much. Glad we could be a little bit of sunshine on your blustery day. The joys of the October holidays, a couple of very junior waitresses following Mam to work. But they are a big help and soon enough they’ll be...More

Reviewed 4 October 2023

So easy to miss a modest restaurant like this but don't. The internal decor is eclectic the menu and beverages fantastic and servings too generous.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Live locally(Thurso) had fish n chips once,fabulous and coffee and cake several times. Booked evening meal tonight, my 62nd birthday. We had the surf n turf wonderful fresh local lobster,lovely fillet steak ,great chips and trimmings. A huge plateful , best meal I've had for...a long time. Highly recommended a wee gem in the North West corner of Scotland.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Joanna Mackenzie, Owner at The Store Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Thank you so much Heather. Delighted to hear you had a nice night out for your birthday, happy birthday once again. Hopefully you’ll come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2023

We first came to the Store a few years ago, and fell greedily upon their perfect home made soup and toasties. Today was a leisurely lunch kind of day, so we decided to kick back and share the seafood platter for two. What a good...choice! Spanking fresh, fabulously prepared, lots to go at. The herring was great, nice and strong on the dill. Oodles of little pink prawns, sweet and salty; generous slices of smoked salmon, and perfect smoky nackerel paté. Good bread and splendid salad, with extra points for a smashing slaw. This was plenty enough gor two, but we're greedy hogs and had a bowl of chips, too. All washed down with lashings of hot, strong tea in a proper Brown Betty tea pot, too. This place absolutely deserves to thrive; it's a glorious addition to its community, and treats the NC500 tourists fairly and with warmth and hospitality. Maybe leave room for stunning cakes, and perhaps splash out on a bottle of local Ice and Fire gin...More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Joanna Mackenzie, Owner at The Store Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2023

What a way to start the morning, by reading your lovely review. Honestly thank you so much for writing such a nice piece on our dearest Store. It is a labour of love and we are so happy that you experienced it as such. The...More

Reviewed 16 September 2023

Loved loved loved this place. It was incredible--so much to look at on the shelves around us and delicious homey food to eat (even for our gluten-free son). Everyone dining at this small place seemed so happy--we chatted with another traveler, whose dog sat quietly...and happily in the corner, welcomed by the staff and greeted by all the diners. The perfect stop!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Joanna Mackenzie, Owner at The Store Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2023

Thank you so much. Your review really makes us happy ☺️

Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely food - ambiance and service was really good - home cooked soup with croutons was great - would definitely recommend and return for a full meal

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

A really impressive range of choices on the menu. We chose the soup and toasted sandwich, and the seafood platter ! I have to say the platter was one of the best ever, so fresh, tasty and filling (we had to take some with us...in their handy takeaway boxes). A great little spot, well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Called in for a coffee, but decided on soup and sandwich and not disappointed, sandwich creamed full of filling, soup piping hot, freshly made. Pity were only passing through as dinner menu looked fab, great stop and refill,

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

OMG a hidden gem in the north coast! Stopped by for lunch - little drizzly so inside seating available - great atmosphere and the food menu all looked amazing but we settled for a toasted sandwich and the halloumi panini! Sooo good we didn’t have...space for cake - but grabbed a home bake for the road! It was every bit as good as it looked!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Joanna Mackenzie, Owner at The Store Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Thank you so much. So pleased you found us 🥰

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The Store Bistro & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5