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“Middle of the road” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant at the Pier

Restaurant at the Pier
Quay St, Portree IV51 9DE, Scotland
+44 0000
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Ranked #14 of 32 Restaurants in Portree
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a small restaurant situated on the harbour. Our menu is varied and very competatively priced. We are open Easter through to October.
Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Middle of the road”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Cute little place right down on the water. Only a few tables (maybe 5?) and all of them were full. We were lucky to get in. Service was very friendly, if a little leisurely, but there was only one waitress and we weren't in a hurry. Prices were very good. We had warm olives with sauces as an appetizer. The sauces were bottled, I am sure, and nothing special, but the olives were very good. I had scallops as a main. The scallops were well-cooked, tasted wonderful and it was a generous portion. They were served on a piece of buttered toast which I found to be a little odd. The bread didn't really add anything to the scallops and it was actually a little hard to eat with them. I came to the conclusion is was sort of a garnish. Overall, a decent meal at a reasonable price.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cosy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had a nice meal, crab cakes to start - very nice indeed. I had pan fried Bass, with excellent Salsa and garlic and herb mash. Wife had the Salmon, with vegetables. Both were very tasty and good portioned. This is a small place, no bookings, and cash only. I'd go back. One aspect that is slightly distracting is the access between the kitchen and the restaurant, it is just a door space with no door or curtain, but the view into the kitchen is the dish washing end.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gretna, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
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“Simple but the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Booked a table for this small but simple fish restaurant and was not dissappointed, there is only six tables so if you cannot book go early, the food is local caught and fresh, we had the mussells and the spicy crab to start with followed by the scallops and baked salmon served with simple medeterianian salad and some potatoes,washed down with a very nice wine(small selection but should cover most tastes) as I say simple but easy on the stomach and very tasty, staff are very helpfull and not in your face. They do not accept cards so have cash with you.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent fresh, local seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We just happened to stumble upon this lovely restaurant when we found ourselves in portree a little too early for an evening meal, most places didn't start serving food till 5.30 or 6 but this place started at 4.30 so we decided to give it a try. On our trip to skye we desperately wanted to try some local fresh seafood and we couldn't have picked a better place! The restaurant is small, but not cramped at all. The food was amazing!! Mussels and homemade crab cakes for starters were beautiful, then the specials of lemon sole and sea bass absolutely fantastic! Very highly recommended to any seafood lover!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I can't believe I have not found this little gem before! Amazing food and great service, so much better than the other places I have tried on Skye, Only problem was the portions were so large I needed a sleep after the meal. Would be more than happy to recommend

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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