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Island Deli

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Balivanich, HS75LA, Scotland
+44 1870 602796
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Description: Delicatessen & Coffee Bar

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of very few good restaurants in the Uists

We stopped by in need of a late lunch and were blown away by the combination of excellent service and brilliant cooking. I had tagliatelle carbonara which was cooked to perfection, with plenty of meat, just the right consistency of sauce and adequate of pepper - and for just over £5 the portion was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Charles L
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Walking into the Island Deli is like being transported back to the city. It would be very much at home in Edinburgh or Glasgow, as would the menu. This is not a place to visit for an experience of Outer Hebrides tradition but that's absolutely fine. You'll find all the coffees, cakes and snacks you'd expect, well presented and efficiently... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped by in need of a late lunch and were blown away by the combination of excellent service and brilliant cooking. I had tagliatelle carbonara which was cooked to perfection, with plenty of meat, just the right consistency of sauce and adequate of pepper - and for just over £5 the portion was extremely generous. My wife had toasted... More 

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Auckland New Zealand
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The perfect place to stop for lunch when travelling from South to North Uist. Very reasonably priced food and coffee. Good parking. Also great Deli in the café. Clean toilet.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An excellent outlet for meals or snacks with a deli shop attached. We only used it for coffee and cake stops mid morning and that was very good. Service is efficient even at busy times and the venue offers good value for money. After eating you can purchase a range of cold meats, cheeses, local specials and they stock a... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited The Island Deli a number of times on a recent visit to the Uists. What a super little place - great service, friendly staff and really tasty food. We can heartily recommend the ciabatta sandwiches and, over a number of visits, we tried a number of the incredibly yummy cakes (the carrot cake is divine). But the highlight... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A 'must do' if you are in the area, worth travelling for. Wide selection of tea, coffees, cake, panini, pancakes, filled rolls, ciabatta and wifi too! Can be busy, service quite good. Would most certainly recommend.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Miss this and you have missed a treat this deli is superb could be in the middle of London .. however the owners wanted to be out of the city but they have brought the expertise with them .A lovely menu you wont take much tempting and the service was great .. the fact t was packed out with locals... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We called in and were pleasantly surprised. Nice range of sandwiches and pizza and freshly ground coffee. Delicious. Has a nice wee shop with an interesting range of goodies too.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Called in today for lunch. Very clean premises and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a combination of sub rolls and a panini, accompanying the food were side salads and coleslaw, all very tasty. They also sell good quality deli products to take home. Toilet also clean and tidy. Definitely recommend stopping here.

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Beverley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I stopped twice at this delightful cafe in June. It serves the best cup of coffee on the outer Hebrides! And we have drank a few on our trip from top to bottom of these islands. The cakes and slices were great too. Don't pass it by

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Additional Information about Island Deli

Address: Balivanich, HS75LA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1870 602796
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Benbecula Island
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balivanich, HS75LA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Benbecula Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1870 602796

Description

Delicatessen & Coffee Bar
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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