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Skerries Bistro

Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood platter” (71 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great clam chowder, homemade vegetable soup and quiche. All great quality and very tasty. Beautiful views and lovely venue.

Thank Angela2099
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful seafood platter - really tasty and fresh (the two kinds of smoked salmon and pickled herring in particular were delicious!) and very well presented. Lovely homemade Orkney fudge cheesecake, we had one to share - it was a generous portion. The restaurant has lovely...More

Thank sunstarrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a quiet lunch for two, basking in the warm sunshine. The menu is on wall boards with excellent variety of freshly caught local seafood. There were at least 6 options for starters / main courses / desserts. With floor to ceiling glazing, we were...More

Thank MrsJosephineJones
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Possibly the most expensive lunch we had on Orkney, but was still value for money. superb views and excellent food. Also visited the attached "Tomb of the Otters" quite a different lunching experience. Can imagine this being an excellent place to have a leisurely lunch...More

Thank DanDale
Reviewed 10 October 2017

What a setting, a glass restaurant overlooking the sea. The views were amazing even when the mist rolled in! The food is excellent, freshly prepared local ingredients. Friendly, local staff.

Thank Saabaero
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Surprise stop good food fantastic view Good food well worth a visit. Very friendly staff definitely worth a visit best view in orkney

1  Thank Suzie D
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I booked for our family to eat here on a Monday evening in late September. The restaurant was very quiet which suited us fine. We were very well looked after and the food was fantastic. The menu was quite restricted but I felt that was...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here but we're unable to get on a tomb tour so just had a cup of tea and used the toilets. Timed tours here only. There are toilets here. The menu was lovely but mainly fish.

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Tomb extremely interesting with the owner having a refreshing view on tomb excavation. The restaurant is in a great position with sensational views. The food is absolute sublime. Will definitely visit next time in area.

Thank wilksjr
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is definitely on of the best seafood restaurants I have visited. It is set overlooking the Pentland Firth and the evening we visited sun was just going down. The food available is set out on blackboards and reading it makes your mouth water. They...More

Thank Evergreen32
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 45
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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 April to September 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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