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The Shieling Restaurant

Macintyre Road, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
+44 1445 712888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pie” (18 reviews)
“cullen skink” (16 reviews)
“gammon steak” (6 reviews)
10:00 - 16:00All hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Macintyre Road, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here and the burgers were lovely Nice place called in again for coffee one afternoon Would have like an evening meal here but was only open short hours during day presume because it’s winter season

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Donald and his team are friendly and helpful. They value their customers and ensure that they are treated politely and with respect. Nothing is too much trouble. The meals are tasty, well presented and of ample portion sizes. Also great value for money. I would...More

Thank sheilajaneh
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My gran is in the care home just up from The Shieling so me and my partner popped down with her for a quick bite to eat while visiting. I had the Cullen Skink and my man had the Carrot, Coconut and something soup (which...More

Thank Pixiest21
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were in Gairloch between Christmas and New Year, with friends. We have been for lunch before so knew we would enjoy our meal here. It was a lunchtime visit so we had variations on soup and a sandwich. The Cullen Skink was fantastic (I...More

Thank zillion50
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Popped in for lunch off season, one of the few restuarants that was open. Very friendly staff made us feel welcome. Although food was on the expensive side, it was very well presented, large portions and the fish and salads were very fresh. One of...More

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors to the area and always make sure we fit a visit to The Shieling in while we are here. We visited twice this week, once on Wednesday for a light meal in the lounge and again today for lunch. It never...More

Thank Joolz1975
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks for the nice review . It all helps to keep our spirits up . Donald

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Visited yesterday (23/11). It would appear that out of season The Shieling is almost literally the only place open in the area - this did not inspire confidence. On arriving it was moderately busy with an ageing clientele (I am 46 and I was one...More

Thank eldrakyn
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks for your positive review . We do an old folks lunch on a Thursday hence the age difference! Next time try the Wagyu burger as it is really tasty and the real deal . Enjoyed reading your other reviews , you made me laugh...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for our one week wedding anniversary lunch after a lovely honeymoon with our pooch, Loui. Made to feel really welcome. We were greeted by owner Donald who was a pleasure and we had a nice wee chat. When our lunch came Donald...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for the nice comments . We do try to be nice to people especially people who , like yourselves are pleasant. Not everybody is though and they give a 1 star review , which means it’s the pits , because the waitress didn’t smile...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went here regular every week for 10 weeks until we went in and waited at door to be given a table (only one left) a couple came in behind us and waitress walked past us and took couple to table, we walked out and wont...More

Thank zebra52
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Are you sure you have the right place as we haven’t been full for a few weeks . Also it’s a bit unfair to give 1 star when you said you were here 10 times and kept coming back . Why no positive review? That’s...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Plan your meal around the dessert menu! The Sticky Toffee Pudding is amazing and a treat to be only tasted in Scotland!! Service was friendly and prompt. Great to talk to the bar man who had lived in the US for a time.

Thank 925lyndah
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Response from Don C | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macintyre Road, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
  • Phone Number: +44 1445 712888
  • E-mail
Pleasant bar and restaurant serving breakfast , lunch and dinner . Lovely views over to the Isle of Skye. Average prices . Snack menu .Childrens menu.Coffee lounge. Outside seating for 30 people. Free wifi for customers. HOURS ARE : Monday through Saturday 10 till 4 pm SUNDAY CLOSED
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