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The Old School Restaurant

Dunvegan, Dunvegan IV55 8GU, Scotland
+44 01470 521 421
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Dunvegan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $37
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Open for lunch Thursday - Sunday 12pm-2:30pm. Open for evening meals from 6pm 7 days a week.
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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, great service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. We'd definitely recommend it!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant on Skye, well worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We arrived a little early and whilst they were ready for us we were not ready for them. The staff were helpful and offered us a seat in the bar or outside whilst we had a few drinks (an aperitif if you like). The chairs were comfortable... More

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surrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fantastic service. Food absolutely wonderful. Had taken my partner there for his birthday and we really had such a fabulous and memorable evening . Wished I lived closer but it's av15 hr drive. ! Simply gorgeous!

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped at "The old school " restaurant almost at the end of their lunch serving time, and there was no problem to accommodate us. We were in 6 and we ordered a delicious goat cheese tart and the duck breast as starters , and salmon and pork belly for main. The list of food is limited but we appreciated... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. I had the fresh Langoustine, and my mouth waters even now from the memory. My wife had the hake and loved it. We also shared a marvellous dessert that was some sort of lemon tart. We can't wait to go back!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the first restaurant I have been to where the food left a lasting impression, for all the right reasons. The food is cooked and prepared with thought and imagination. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff both in the kitchen and front of house. I love going here and choose it over anywhere else in the UK.... More

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Dundee, Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As previous reviewer has commented. Good but not great. Order the langoustines and you will get style over substance. Amount of edible flesh on them is negligible. My mistake for ordering them.Otherwise my wife and friend had the fillet steaks which were very tasty. Staff very attentive and ambience good.

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edinburgh
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good! Not great, good. Busy restaurant in Dunvegan. Clearly has a good reputation! Menu is decent with great selection of local seafood. Scallops, mussels and langustines all excellent. Portions don't let down. Reasonable wine list. This is absolutely decent food for a decent price. Good service. Pleasant setting. Try it out

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Alexandria, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After researching several restaurant options in the area, we made the decision to have dinner at the Old School for our last evening on Skye. This is another place that can get a bit busy, so be sure to make reservations ahead of time. The decor within the restaurant was quite nice, and I loved seeing photos on the wall... More

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A beautifully appointed restaurant, great, friendly service but most importantly, the food was the best we've ever had and we've eaten around the world. Do not miss this place if you are lucky enough to get to the Isle of Skye and Dunvegan in particular.

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