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The Old School Restaurant

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A863 | The Old School Restaurant, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8GU, Scotland
+44 1470 521421
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a family run business in our 30th year of trade, serving seafood...
We are a family run business in our 30th year of trade, serving seafood and other locally grown and harvested produce, Scottish Meat and Game, craft Scottish Beers, wines and spirits. We are open from Mon-Thursday for light lunches, Sunday Lunch for a 2/3 course menu, and 7 nights a week from 6pm.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good dinner!

We came really late, ard 10pm and were glad the restaurant is still open. It was fullhouse and it seems to be a regular spot for the townfolks. Dinner was good, although the peasant was a little weird!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
ToasterMichelle
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came really late, ard 10pm and were glad the restaurant is still open. It was fullhouse and it seems to be a regular spot for the townfolks. Dinner was good, although the peasant was a little weird!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Finding good places to eat on Skye in the evening can be tricky but we followed reviews to this place. You need to book - we phoned the moment they opened at 6pm and were offered (and gratefully took) a table for 9.30pm. Diners were still arriving an hour later. Wonderful local produce, good seafood, and enormous portions - the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were very lucky to find a table a short notice and could not have been welcomed any better. The daily specials were quite delightful and the portions rather large. Especially the seafood platter and braised lamb shank, not forgetting creme brulee, accompanied by a nice sauvignon blanc made our last evening very special and there was nothing to dislike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best options in Scotland. Professional service, efficient maîtresse and enjoyable food. Cullen skink soup and lamb were excellent. Special thanks to Santi, a very emphatic and professional barman and waiter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went while on holiday for a birthday meal for my husband. This was well suited to all ages (12-85!). Everyone enjoyed their meals, and which we were salivating at going to other tables!! Do book ahead or you may be disappointed by a long wait or not being fitted in. Though I know they will help if possible. The... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely Atmosphere on a sunny summer evening. Very busy but cheerful staff and great food Seafood platter a speciality. Scallops fresh and delicious. Breast of Pheasant perfectly cooked.Still serving new customers when we left at 9.45 pm. Our waiter was from Madrid and was working hard and paying good attention to each customer. All ages including bikers, walkers so no... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Reasonable cooking (quite ok for Scotland) and price. Make reservations in summer. Haddock is in fact fish and chip !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We booked same day and got a 9 PM table - but was worth going at that hour. Fabulous elegant food in a nicely restored old building. Limited area to wait in the bar if you are early. Seafood platter (varies with what's available) was divine. Smoked seafood and haggis starter - both also excellent. Review on the steak was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner. It was excellent. We had trio of seafood and scallops with black pudding for a starter. For mains we both had the sirloin steak with blue cheese sauce. The artisan home baked bread served before and during our meal was moist and delicious with three types to choose from. We followed up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Old school cooking and the huge portions disappointed - fine I suppose had I been hiking in the rain for five hours. After initial fast starter terrible wait for main course, though my complaint was dealt with and food did appear pronto. Disappointing after the Loch Bay brilliance. But all the same most staff v kind if appearing a tad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A863 | The Old School Restaurant, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8GU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Dunvegan
  • Phone Number: +44 1470 521421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We are a family run business in our 30th year of trade, serving seafood and other locally grown and harvested produce, Scottish Meat and Game, craft Scottish Beers, wines and spirits. We are open from Mon-Thursday for light lunches, Sunday Lunch for a 2/3 course menu, and 7 nights a week from 6pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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