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Cafe Kisimul

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Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
01871 810645
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food!

Had dinner here on a Saturday evening - booking is a must as it only seats around 24 people! Intimate restaurant with a choice of mainly Italian dishes or curries - locally sourced where possible & really fresh. Soup of the day was fresh & tasty & the Spag Bol / Haddock & chips main meals were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic lunch here, only wished we could have eaten there again, but wasnt on the Island for long enough, we had both Indian & Italian dishes on our table and we couldn't fault any of it.

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Worcester
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Little Barra has not too many choices of places to eat, but this Italian and Indian fusion is really good to get food, especially if you have vegan requirements. Food little on the pricier side than normal, but then you are pretty remote here so seems reasonable. Good friendly service and simple interior works well for good atmosphere. Helped with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had dinner here on a Saturday evening - booking is a must as it only seats around 24 people! Intimate restaurant with a choice of mainly Italian dishes or curries - locally sourced where possible & really fresh. Soup of the day was fresh & tasty & the Spag Bol / Haddock & chips main meals were delicious - great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This small and intimate restaurant is an absolute pleasure to visit. The food is either Indian or Italian, which seems like an odd mix but works really well somehow. We both had Indian meals and they were absolutely delicious! The scallop pakora are not to be missed!

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Kilmaurs, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First class food, friendly and efficient service, scallop pakora was just amazing, the best wee curry house in the Western Isles, they also serve excellent Italian food, a MUST visit for foodies !

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Competa, Spain
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent meal and a nice change of cuisine on our Hebridean tour Scallop pakoras very nice ! Lovely young man served us

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It took 30 minutes from arriving at the restaurant to get a glass of wine. The food was a little quicker. I ordered the "speciality" marinara spaghetti for £17. For that price in London I expect something pretty amazing. In Barra I expected even more. Reality was a sad mix of seafood in a tasteless tomato sauce. I guess this... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food is amazing and deserves 5 stars. Let down by fact that they only had 2 portions of chicken left....as there were 8 of us and others coming in for evening meals , a quick run to the nearby co-op would have been a good idea! We had to ask for various bits of cutlery and they forgot part of... More 

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Erpe, Belgium
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great little restaurant with indian & italian food. Tasty food & lovely atmosphere. Booking is advisable for dinner!!!

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We popped in for a cup of tea and cake one afternoon. Tea good, cake a bit dry. While there several people tried to eat meals, but this was between meal times and there was only a table licence for certain hours, so were being turned away or advised to book for later. There is a good reputation for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Barra
  • Phone Number: 01871 810645

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Indian

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