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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

What a contrast, between an uninspiring exterior and a cosy interior with views across the loch - and simply amazing food. We went for dinner, both had starters and mains and it was seafood to die for. No need to desiccate the menu: everything was...tops. I love seafood and this was possibly the best meal I've ever had. Well worth the trip across to Scalpay.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Love this place. Discovered it in 2022 when looking for somewhere to go with our puppy. He’s now been three times. We loved it so much we went back a second time the same week in ‘22. We immediately booked to go back when returning...in summer 23. 2 lunches and one dinner so far. The food is close to Michelin star level for me. Loved it. Well worth venturing along the road to Scalpay to find. A scenic drive to boot.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

What a fantastic place, the sea food is superb, service second to none. We ate here twice during our stay on Harris and both times it was fabulous. Don’t be fooled by the outside you will not find better food in a Michelin stared restaurant,...the chef is a very talented cook If you are on Harris this place is an absolute must.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Stunning little fish restaurant Superb cooked food we had the monkfish it was to die for. Atmosphere was nice, staff were super friendly portion sizes were good what more can I say. 5* from us.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

I can only imagine how rewarding it must be to create beautiful dishes with fresh ingredients. This could be a great dining experience as long as you keep your head down and don’t annoy the chef!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

A magnificent meal from George, again, and a superb welcome from the team, again. I had the signature monkfish with curry sauce, both puddings were magnificent and all the vegetarian dishes for my vegetarian partner were stupendous. This is one of the best restaurants I...have ever eaten in. We will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation…and how right they were! Based in an unassuming place in the harbour, you’re seated overlooking the water with a glimpse of the kitchen and a clearly experienced and passionate chef Service was perfect: friendly, chatty and genuinely interested despite...being full and busy The food was delicious, well thought through and beautifully presented. We ate Cullen skink & seafood plate as starters,Venison and Halibut for mains….just perfect.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

A very modest building perched on the harbour with the furnishings basic , clean and serviceable and the welcome from the staff is very warm and friendly. The chef came and explained any dishes that customers were unsure of, giving details of how he’d created...the dish. The food served was of Michelin standard, outstanding with flavours and textures only a true master chef with a love and complete understanding of these principles could create. Thank you for a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Thank you to the hard working staff for 2 wonderful evenings here, our favourite meals around Harris. First class food, presentation and ambience. Delicious and fun. We even had deserts which we rarely do :) The seafood was perfect and so beautifully presented, but also...enjoyed the venison. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you chef!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

We came here with another couple for dinner. The food was terrific. There were a couple of things that soured us on the experience, though. Firstly, it was cash only. That was kind of surprising for a high-end restaurant, but no big deal. Fortunately, the...couple we dined with knew and informed us in advance. The more annoying policy was the chef's starter/mains policy. I wasn't terribly hungry, so for my meal I wanted to order a bowl of their seafood chowder and the side of vegetables. The server went and checked, and the chef said, "No, starters are starters only and can't be ordered as the meal. WTF? My wife and I shared a bowl of the chowder and each ordered a main. All were wonderful, and the chowder and veg would have been perfect... We didn't go back during our stay.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

This bistro has a very modest interior. The seats are cheap plastic, like the kind of Ikea -type chairs you would buy if you are a second-year student and barely able to afford shampoo. But the food!!! Oh my God!!! It is something you would...expect at the highest-end restaurants in London. The quality of the produce, the design of the dishes, the preparation, the plating, it is all AMAZING!!! If you are visiting any part of the Western Isles you need to take a detour to this place to try the food!!! A must visit!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Had an amazing dinner. Fantastic food beautifully prepared & presented. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

Great place to eat. Good selection of menu and special dishes. Well cooked by craftsmen. Relaxed atmosphere with very friendly team and competitive prices

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Wow! Amazing food. Just overwhemingly good. Worthy of a Michelin star for the amazing flavours and freshness. Recommend the puddings too.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

Out of the way, unimpressive exterior, casual dining - but don’t be put off by all this. We had the most amazing meal here. The fish and seafood is straight out of the sea and the chef knows his stuff

Date of visit: July 2023
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You can byo but they sell moderately priced wine
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Closed on a Sunday. To book a table call 01859 540218.
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I'm very sorry we are closed for our annual holiday if you contact Chris loye who runs a pop up restaurant in his house he is fantastic and works with us sometime on 07388366361 he might be able to help out . sorry again and... More
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NORTH HARBOUR BISTRO AND TEAROOM, Isle of Scalpay - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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North Harbour Bistro and Tearoom is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5