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Waterside Cafe Bistro

) #2 of 7 Restaurants in Dunvegan ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British, Soups
Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
+44 1470 521487
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
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Reviews (183)
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after realising that every restaurant in the vicinity closed at 2pm until dinner time (which we found mental). So glad we did! The lad who served us was very friendly and bent over backwards to accommodate us! The food came and wasn't...More

Thank LyndsayRey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a drink after a long drive to Skye and received a warm welcome from the staff. Young Lady from Glasgow and her son chatted to us and made us most welcome.

Thank JoeSmith1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here while visiting the town. We turned up just before they were due to close (8.30pm) but they happily accommodated us. Food was great and service from new waiter excellent. Seafood chowder in particular is definitely recommended.

Thank c174
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I agree. Sean, along with his mother - our waitress - make an awesome team. Combined with our kitchen staff - we have an absolutely brilliant force

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here at the last minute for a simple evening meal. Food is simple but very tasty and service was excellent

Thank Scuban0vice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place, we visited twice as we so enjoyed it. The location was beautiful looking out over the loch. The soup and service was excellent, we'd highly recommend it.

Thank rowtwi
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. We wholeheartedly agree about the location - it's great to look through the from the kitchen and see that view!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here last year so gave it another try. It is adjacent to a garage and doesn't look brilliant from the outside, however walk through the door and you find a nice cafe/restaurant. The menu is somewhat limited but nevertheless our food was nice....More

1  Thank Ian1200
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned, the appearance could do with a bit of a re think, from the outside! Inside it's nice especially near the loch view windows. Food was nice, excellent Veg soup, good hot tasty Chicken pasta. Chicken curry was nice, if not brilliant. Service was...More

Thank RondoNarko
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were told by the person from whom we were renting our vacation rental to go to the restaurant across the street for a really good meal. However, everyone must have had that idea because their first availability was hours away. So we made our...More

Thank lyrix428
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. I was a little surprised you thought the menu was small, as, with the specials on the board, we typically offer 2 vegetarian, 3 meat, 2 fish & 1 vegan dish, as well as...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We really enjoyed the well cooked good value food here. We had the sea food chowder which was excellent, and tasty prawns with baked potato. Quiet and friendly. A pleasant stop o our day trip around Skye.

Thank Helenix134
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This gourmet bistro was an amazing find providing excellent cuisine at an affordable price. The seafood chowder was beautifully presented and tasted gorgeous.

Thank Dai L
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10 July 2017|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure of the hours but no, you do not need to book in advance. This is more of a walk-in and eat place. Prices are quite reasonable and the menu is varied but not always the same. There are not too many places to... More
Sarah S
6 July 2017|
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Response from rowtwi | Reviewed this property |
It said 10am - 9pm on a what's on in Skye site , hope that's helpful!
Jerry B
8 June 2017|
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Response from Dai L | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book, but it may be great to do so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Dunvegan
  • Phone Number: +44 1470 521487
Cafe Bistro, with decking providing outside seating to the rear of the Cafe Bistro, looking out over Loch Dunvegan. Next to the village filling- station,
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