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The Machair Kitchen


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The Machair Kitchen is located within Talla na Mara Community Enterprise Centre and is dedicated to providing guests with light snacks and refreshements, lunch and dinner.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
British, Scottish
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

In October, when many places have shut for the season - dining options are not thick on the ground in the southern reaches of Harris. When told that the “kitchen” was located in a local community center - I expected paper plates and institutional cuisine....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GaddisGadabout
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I titled this review 'Wow!'. My reason? I had a fabulous day travelling around Harris. It was almost 6.00pm and I hadn't eaten for nearly 6 hours. I was famished. I entered the restaurant and asked if I could get a pot of tea. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Antonia F
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Yup, it's on my list to go back to! Fabulous lunch of langoustines and a crab sandwich on gorgeous brown seeded bread absolutely stuffed full of delicious white crab meat, all scoffed down with a lovely glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Cakes looked delicious and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NoreenHope
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Went to Harris for a spin, on way back called in for a late lunch and coffee stop, super friendly staff, spot on fish and chips, and with a break in the weather we got to enjoy our food with just the best view of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alexandertR9047ZA
Reviewed 16 October 2018

A small group booked an excellent dinner and a modern decor restaurant overlooking the view to the ocean. Good food, good service, and an excellent tea (Blackhouse Tea) was served as the day drew to an end. The sun making it way past the large...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sue D
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We drove straight past the restaurant as there was no sign for the Mochair Kitchen from the road. It is situated in the Talla Na Mara complex with an art gallery and place for campervans to pitch up in the car park. Don’t be fooled....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is part of the Tara Mara development. The restaurant has excellent views but you are dependent on the weather! Very clean modern restaurant with good menu during the day and a different menu in the evening. We went for breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lesley K
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Not obvious from the road, the restaurant is hidden in the Talla na Mara Community Enterprise Centre. Very good basic food ( we had fish and chips and a burger) very well cooked and served.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank G Douglas S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Well prepared, great ingredients with a lovely view. We had the gammas and the lamb and they were both equally delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a treat for my 50th Birthday. The food was excellent compliments to the chef but the service was well below par. The lady who served us was grumpy, didn't smile and made us feel like we were an inconvenience this is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from Dizzy180 | Reviewed this property |
We were ther in October school holidays last year. We were going to go for an evening meal and were glad we rang first as they were closed on the ev3ning we were able to go. Maybe best to give them a ring to check opening... More
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