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Review of The Lower Deck

The Lower Deck
Ranked #16 of 39 Restaurants in Portree
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Excellent food and excellent service . Get here early as it's no reservations. Had the Cullen skink and langoustines great portions and prompt service. Definitely recommend if you like seafood

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Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have had a horrific experience in this restaurant. It's menu is ridiculous overpriced. But nothing beats the staff; what a team.. They are great at exactly one thing; trying *NOT* to help you. And when they are not succeeding, and you get served, its so indescribable bad. If I would need to give you some keywords; arrogant, cold, annoyed and careless. And to make it complete: they make their guests wait outside for a table when the restaurant is full. So you literally see the people standing in front of the windows... I hope you have read TripAdvisor's reviews before you think about going to this place - it will save you many annoyances and money, that's for sure.

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2  Thank lenonline
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were just looking for a light meal on a sunday lunch time and were lucky enough to be the first diners after they opened. Staff were pleasant and the food was exactly what we were looking for.
The price was very reasonable for a light lunch as a lot of other places were expecting to sell big sunday dinners.
Service was friendly and prompt.
Smoked salmon salad was tasty and fresh.

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Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Have to say, I'm a bit perplexed by some of the negative views of the Lower Deck. If I had to guess, I reckon this place kind of conditions you to enter in a foul mood, given there's every chance you have waited outside (potentially for a while if you are a larger party), being eaten alive by midges, given you cannot book.

However, once inside - we got a table of two within ten minutes - it is a perfectly solid restaurant with an excellent location on the harbour. The mussels in a chilli broth special was superb, and shows a fair bit of skill from the chef in balancing those flavours, while I would heartily recommend the Stornoway black pudding and smoked mackerel mains. A taste of Scotland. Prices are fair too.

Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Meal not as written on menu. Fish dish had numerous bones and when questioned staff were rude and dismissed issues within food but produced the bill and asked for the money! DO NOT EAT HERE!

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Thank Holidays7601
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