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On the Main A87 Road | Glenshiel, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8HN, Scotland
01599 511347
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wholesome food, excellent service, beautiful view.

Loch Duich was our holiday destination. After a very long car journey and running out of time to find somewhere to eat we decided to try our luck at this unprepossessing restaurant set on the banks of the loch. It felt SO good to receive a warm welcome and we sat down to chat with the owner and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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Dorset
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went for an evening meal but it was average. This restaurant is in my opinion good for a quick visit when travelling or walking but not for a relaxing evening meal.

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Aberdeenshire
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133 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We arrived at the Jac-O-Bite after an unsuccessful attempt to get a cup of tea and a fine piece in nearby Dornie. (We found the Dornie Gallery’s claim "to have a relaxed and informal cafe atmosphere with good coffee and a small selection of freshly baked scones and cakes" to be something of an exaggeration, but that’s another story). The... More 

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doncaster
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stayed in the area, before and meant to try this restaurant, on our return holiday this year, we have ventured in tonight. The greeting on arriving, was outstanding, all the staff and we presume owners, were a delight. They went out of their way, to assist us with making sure our son, who is confined to a wheelchair was comfortable.... More 

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Fleetwood
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Unassuming from the outside, perfection on the inside. And grannies clootie is manna from the heavens. Friendly warm staff, generous staff. Bliss

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loch Duich was our holiday destination. After a very long car journey and running out of time to find somewhere to eat we decided to try our luck at this unprepossessing restaurant set on the banks of the loch. It felt SO good to receive a warm welcome and we sat down to chat with the owner and relaxed dining... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As soon as we got the wheelchair out of the car the manageress came over to open the second door for access, that impressed me we usually have to wait for someone or open the doors ourselves. The excellent service continued inside, only one person serving and one person cooking but they still managed to provide a really quick service.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited the Jacobite three times in total on our recent holiday to Scotland. A friendly smile welcomed us each time. We had the haddock in beer batter, which was excellent and you must try the sweet & sour chicken, my husband loved it. The sherry trifle, and the clootie dumpling with custard is to die for. It is well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This wasn't the best place I have eaten, but it wasn't the worst either. I couldn't face going in last year as it looked like a cheap diner from outside and the menu wasn't anything special. This time, I was determined to give it a go. A pleasant smile greeted us and I asked if we could sit along the... More 

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DDS23
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We called in on our way back to Inverness.My wife had the Smoked Mackerel and I had Mushrooms stuffed with Haggis in batter,followed by Lambs Liver and Bacon and Venison Sausages in Onion Gravy .The portions were so big we could have had the starters as our main meal. The Liver and Bacon was the best I have ever had.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We thought the name was cheesy, but were so hungry we didn't care. Location is beautiful, with a view of the loch just across the road. Boy were we (pleasantly) surprised! Phenomenal local salmon (smoked) and peppered mackerel in generous portions for a quite reasonable price. We were enroute to Skye, and would likely have returned the next evening had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the Main A87 Road | Glenshiel, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochalsh  >  Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Phone Number: 01599 511347

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  • Cuisine: British

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