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Waterside Cafe Bistro

Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
+44 1470 521487
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Dunvegan, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is tasty and waiter was very friendly. The wine was good as well. Nice atmosphere and decor.

Thank flyingtraveller98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only place that was open post 8pm for dinner. Next to the gas station. Waiting time was too long. This is your oridinary bistro. Food was not good. Veg lasagne was full of cheese. The onion bhaji curry with rice was not Indian curry but...More

Thank observe17
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

If you come into a busy establishment late, you must expect a wait. The vegetable lasagna is topped with cheese - there is no cheese contained in it. We don't advertise our curry as 'Indian '. We are British and would not presume. Our curry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the vegetable curry which was ok, vegetarian lasagne which was mediocre- rather like a frozen style with a couple of chunks of vegetables and the rest sloppy pasta. The crusty bread was two slices of dry, day old baguette for £11 and the...More

Thank sasi7
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

O.k., so I know the weathers not been that good, but you shouldn't take it out on people like us. Our vegetable lasagne contains mushrooms,tomatoes, sweet potato, courgettes & aubergine, topped with homemade bechamel sauce and grated cheese. We make it ourselves so I Know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On searching the web so dog friendly lunch spots in Dunvegan, Waterside Cafe Bistro popped up so we thought we would give it a go. The customer service was excellent and our waiter even pooped into the kitchen to get a little treat for the...More

Thank Glewis90
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, we are very dog friendly. Can't understand why there seems to be such a problem. We find all of our dog visitors are very well-behaved - their owners too...mostly. 🙃 Regarding your problem with portion size, you didn't say...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our last supper on Skye at this little Bistro, The service was very good and the waiter friendly. The food was also very good. I couldn't remember the name of this place and was trying to google cafes and restaurants in the Glendale...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to track us down, to give a review - and a very nice review it is too. We would love to welcome you back again. We have several groups/couples that we welcome back every year, which is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The very first time we have eaten here and I must say I am blown away. The food was stunning as was the service. My husband works in the industry and he was delighted with absolutely everything. Menu choices show a fantastic range of local,...More

Thank David H
Arleneskye, Owner at Waterside Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We think our food's great & I think all our team are amazing! But it's always lovely to hear other people think so too. Thank you again & I hope we see often - you didn't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 17 July 2017 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 4 weeks 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 4 July 2017

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

Thank Scuban0vice
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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
7 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
USD 8 - USD 19
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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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