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“Excellent in every way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Shieling Restaurant

The Shieling Restaurant
2 Auchtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
01445712888
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Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Gairloch
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pleasant bar and restaurant serving breakfast , lunch and dinner . Lovely views over to the Isle of Skye. Average prices . Snack menu .Childrens menu.Coffee lounge. Outside seating for 30 people. Free wifi for customers.
Falkirk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visited the Shieling on a wet and windy Saturday night. Although quiet (not surprising given the time of year and the weather) the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The staff were friendly and attentive without being 'in your face'. We sampled the bottled ales which were served lovely and cold. A jug of iced water was also brought to the table, which was also very welcome.
I had rib-eye steak with all the trimmings, lovely fresh veg and delicious crispy chips. OH opted for the cottage pie and like the previous reviewer thought a family portion had been delivered to the table! The food was delicious, fresh and piping hot. Would definitely recommend this and will be back any time we are in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Food & Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

As we visit this area of Scotland on a regular bases no trip is complete without a meal at The Shieling. We are never disappointed by the selection of food on the menu. Everything is fresh and the service is excellent.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Staffordshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food is fantastic, the portions are extremely generous and the quality superb. Having been "warned" about the size of the portions, we decided on just a main course and were we glad we listened to the advice, it was almost overwhelming. Whilst my wife had a very large piece of gammon I chose the "Crofters Pie". At first I thought it was a family portion.. it wasn't, it was all mine!! Having just about done it justice we relaxed over a cup of coffee on the plush leather settees which are adjacent to the main eating area. Highly recommended

Visited October 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Well Happy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Recommended by a local - and rightly so.
Had Mushroom soup for Starter and you cannot teach the Scots anything about Soup - fact.
Very tasty and quite possibly one of the best starters I have ever eaten anywhere, anytime.
Being a big eater I thoroughly enjoyed the main and left for an afternoon exploring the Peninsula.
Excellent service and quality.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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186 reviews 186 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Satisfying Home Cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

After a trip to Inverewe Gardens, we drove along the coast and came upon the Shieling Restaurant. We were too late for the regular lunch menu, but were given a more limited menu to choose from. I had parsnip soup that came with a bun and also ordered a cream cheese, tomato and cucumber sandwich. My husband had the lentil soup. All were tasty. The servers were friendly. There was also a display of locally made products. I bought some note cards from a local artist and homemade sugar cookies. The owner made sure that I got the cookie recipe to take with me.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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