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Skerries Bistro

Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (76 reviews)
“pudding” (25 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank peters12342013
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank d_v_London
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dtwnugnet
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bruce186525
Carole1953, Owner at Skerries Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank catmac5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Anna-spanner61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...so why an "average" rating? Well, in reality it deserves an average to good rating, but not a "very good". The view is breathtaking, even on a rainy evening. The food was very nice quality, and served very hot. The problem for me is two-fold...More

Thank ValtteriKnelstrom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had really good evening meal - sea food platter. Service was very friendly. Toilets very clean with fresh flowers. Cheesecake fluffy and tasty with a delicate chocolate base. Would recommend.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this fantastic eatery by chance after visiting Tomb of the Eagles. Sunday afternoon was very busy but the owner kindly accommodated a party of 3 even moving tables for us. Food was excellent and well presented and a celiac menu offered.

Thank elize208
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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