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Cafe Kisimul

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Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
01871 810645
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Small so need to book

Good menu and food served well. Tasty curries usual local produce ( lamb ) . Well priced and very generous portions. Friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Anne C
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One thing we looked forward to on our 3rd visit to Barra was one of the excellent curries at Kisimul Cafe. How very, very sad that the proprietor passed away suddenly last week, mid June 2015. Obviously the establishment is closed until further notice. I think everybody on the island must feel the loss of a great character who created... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good menu and food served well. Tasty curries usual local produce ( lamb ) . Well priced and very generous portions. Friendly staff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Cafe kisimul is a pleasant place to stop for food at any time of day. It seems to do breakfast traditionally, but also has a lunch / dinner menu which takes in a wide selection of food from British to Italian to Indian. Service is friendly, if a wee bit disorganised, but that is possibly an attraction! Has outside tables... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Loved the whole feel of the place, and good reasonable food. Curries, seafood, Italian and lovely unusual cakes. Friendly , basic small tables. Go, you will enjoy.

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edinburgh
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a great meal here -- we chose Indian as opposed to Italian and the food was great. Nice atmosphere and cheerful service -- all at a good price.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Unusual and interesting menu, seriously good home-made cakes, really good service. Need to book for the evenings.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Crazy mix of Indian and Italian food, but not to be missed. Must book in advance through summer months but well worth it. Even Innis and Gunn beer...they know what they're doing!

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We came here at lunchtime and had a coffee and cheesecake which was delicious. The staff were very busy and apparently had only just started that week but soon more help arrived and, despite the arrival of two coachloads, they coped very well. We had seen the cafe on a TV series ? was it Island Parish - we were... More 

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bristol,england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited Cafe Kisimul last week and I must say it was one of the great dining experiences.Great atmosphere,a lamb bhoona to die for,good beer and an air of just about organised chaos.Wonderful !

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Aviemore
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The last thing we expected to find in Castlebay on Barra was Cafe Kisimul.....It serves Indian and Italian dishes and local seafood. Delicious. They have a good and varied menu but you must try the scallop pakora. You can sit in or out. If out you will enjoy the view of Kisimul Castle. Look at their wedsite www.cafekisimul.co.uk........Enjoy!😄

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

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  • 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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