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Skerries Bistro

Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (78 reviews)
“pudding” (27 reviews)
“cheesecake” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a great place. We were there after visiting the tomb of the eagles and were looking for lunch. It was excellent. Service was good, food was great, and best of all we were out of the wind, with an excellent view out at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ken L
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Good bistro went for lunch and wasnt disappointed nice view over to the pentland skerries a must if your down in south ronaldsay

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anthony s
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited twice during our week in Orkney, first just for lunch as we didn’t have enough time to see the tomb. Lobster salad was delicious, service was great and we just had to eat again when we returned to see the tomb. The tomb...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Excellent menu and very helpful staff. Fabulous views on a clear day. Would go again without hesitation.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank peters12342013
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Excellent, fresh food, BEAUTIFULLY presented. Full marks to the kitchen. Lovely views - floor to ceiling glass. Modern and comfortable. However, the mismatch of comfortable, upholstered chairs with plain wooden chairs at our table was a bit off-putting. If there are not enough upholstered chairs...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gill808
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We first ate here by chance five years ago, because it was near the Tomb of the Eagles, but we've been back twice since on our visits, and it's maintained its standards. Not sure I'd want to drive there on a dark evening, but it's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank d_v_London
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We visited this wonderful place on our recent two week holiday in Orkney, suffice to say we repeated our visit their twice, and very happy to say it was delightful food served by very nice staff, strongly advise you to book for an evening meal,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dtwnugnet
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Can't comment on food as we did not stay. We had our 3 year old grandchild with us who was looking forward to lunch but unfortunately Skerries had nothing for children. Very nice waitress suggested a buttered roll!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bruce186525
Carole1953, Owner at Skerries Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Just in case anyone is reading this review would like to say that the buttered roll was offered after the child did not like anything on the menu. Most children who dine with us lunch or evening like dishes such as beef lasagne, salmon patties...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is outstanding - the views are amazing. The food was delicious but we felt it was a bit on the pricey side and didn’t offer the best value.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank catmac5
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Sitting outside in the April sunshine, sheltered from the light breeze by the restaurant, wonderful views, fantastic fresh seafood, excellent service, what more could you want. Thank you for a perfect lunch.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Anna-spanner61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  South Ronaldsay
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 831605
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Open from May to August for lunch, snacks and dinner. Open daily from 12:00 to 16:00. We are also open for dinner on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings each week from 18:00 - 21:00. We specialise in local fresh fish and shellfish including Pollock, Cod, Hand Dived Scallops, Crab and Lobster. We have vegetarian and meat dishes and can cater for any special dietary requirements. Their is a selection of coffees, teas, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. Our food is fresh and simple and we use Orkney produce whenever possible. We bake our own bread as well as all cakes and desserts.
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