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Stepping Stone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Scottish
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Balivanich, Hsy 5LA, Scotland
01870 603377
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Had a nice lunch here. The menu has nothing unexpected and is fairly simple, all options reasonably priced. The place sells itself as "the only restaurant on the Uists" - presumably they mean the only standalone restaurant. The food itself was good honest food, nothing exceptional but tasty and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Really good food and service, much better than the other places we tried. Excellent value for money.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a nice lunch here. The menu has nothing unexpected and is fairly simple, all options reasonably priced. The place sells itself as "the only restaurant on the Uists" - presumably they mean the only standalone restaurant. The food itself was good honest food, nothing exceptional but tasty and taking price into account we could have no complaints. The service... More 

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Gartocharn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were staying in Benbecula for two nights and this was our choice of restaurant on one night for an early supper. We were promised fresh-caught scallops and they were fabulous. Done in a tomato and chorizo sauce, they were perfectly cooked. I ordered a side salad and the veg was crispy and tasty (salad so often is mediocre) and... More 

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

The advertising and graphics promise a lot but they are the best bit. The baking may be local but that does not mean it is any good. The toilets are clean and good. Otherwise, don't go out of your way to go there.

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Hants UK
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We only went at lunchtime & so cannot comment on the dinners. If this was called a cafe, we would been ok! But this is called a restaurant it was basic - husband had ploughmen's open sandwich - it had some very cheap tasting grated cheese, shop brought coleslaw, cheap bread & processed ham It could be be so much... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The menu hasn't changed much since the restaurant first opened. Decor has improved greatly. Staff always welcoming and helpful. The macaroni is good. Most of the food is okay to average. Disappointed they don'y offer Cranberry Juice or Budweiser. Loved the smoothies they did a few years ago.

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Shildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had to book ahead which was just as well because it was so popular. The haddock was the best we have ever tasted. The smoked salmon was also pretty good from the local smoker. We only called in on our last night and really should have visited earlier in the week. The staff were welcoming, friendly and the service... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

was a bit disappointed to find that still after 10 years, the place has not changed - in regard to the décor and the standard of food. I'm not saying its bad, but its not great.

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Perth
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I found this a place on the internet while planning our trip to the Uists and am so glad I did. We received a friendly greeting and the service was very efficient. The food was excellent. My salmon open sandwich was delicious and very reasonably priced. If you are in Balivanich don't miss this place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A credit to Benbecula. Lovely restaurant with nice tables and decor. Went for lunch and pleased to see that they serve all day as it was past 14:30. Warm welcome and very friendly staff - very well run by pleasant manager. Well worth visiting.

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Address: Balivanich, Hsy 5LA, Scotland
Phone Number: 01870 603377
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Benbecula Island
Cuisine: Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balivanich, Hsy 5LA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Benbecula Island
  • Phone Number: 01870 603377

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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