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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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“pudding” (24 reviews)
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Closes in 10 min
11:45 - 16:00All hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My cousin, her husband and I had lunch at the Bistro and were most impressed. The seafood was beautifully presented and of a very high quality. My scallop starter was one of the best I had ever tasted, cooked just right. We all had the...More

Thank 433eileenw
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Orkneys In June and thank goodness this Seafood Bistro was on our list of places to visit. Not all of us were fish eaters but my seafood platter was lovely. The bistro is not huge, but it is beautifully designed with stunning...More

Thank Darron1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't fault this wonderful restaurant. The quality of food and service was fantastic and the views sublims in any weather. Wish I had had time to visit the tomb!

Thank Lusy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today I went to see the tomb of the otters- amazing and Callum was a really friendly helpful and informative tour guide. The tomb is small and cramped but that's what I expected and fascinating. The bistro well - just don't bother. By 1pm they...More

Thank maggie2605
Carole1953, Owner at Skerries Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A vey wet and windy day and the bistro was full. Just before this couple finished their tomb tour a group of 15 arrived. There were no tables. Spoke to this couple personally who have given a one and two star review on the bistro....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after the tomb of the otters visit. Didn't enjoy this bistro. The location is spectacular but the service was poor. Not much of the menu was available and if you don't eat fish you will struggle here. We ordered coffee and soup, the...More

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

A very busy day in bistro because it was a particularly wet and windy day plus cruise liners in Kirkwall which makes tourists go for quieter locations. There was a group of 15 who did not book ahead but found various seats on different tables...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not an obvious place to go but worth it for beautiful sea views friendly service and excellent food - beautiful sea food platters and huge range of cakes and puddings

Thank Malcolm42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wee bit out of the way, but worth the exploration to find it. This Bistro has amazing views of the water and offers seafood to match that view. The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented and the wait staff were charming and friendly....More

Thank Conrad B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a light lunch here of scallops on asparagus - food heaven. The service was very good and the atmosphere relaxing.

Thank malambo7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here specifically to visit the tomb which is literally in the car park, which is how it was recently discovered. It has only been partially excavated Having been bitterly disappointed when I went to visit the tomb of the eagles as I am...More

Thank MollyR24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to eat here, enjoy the fish dishes. The seafood chowder is great. Coeliacs even get a choice of puds other than the usual meringue,panda cotta, or ice cream, I had cheesecake it was yummy.

Thank farmer_9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 43
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
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Open from April to October, we serve lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily from 12:00 - 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 also have vegetarian dishes and can cater for any special dietary requirements. During the day, we have vegetable soups, panninis, toasties, selection of coffees and 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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