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Skerries Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish
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Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Skerries Bistro whilst on holiday in Orkney on the one day it was warm enough to sit outside. The facilities were spotless. The staff were very attentive and accommodating and the views across the Pentland Firth are amazing. The food was lovely and there was a good choice. I had the seafood platter which was particulaly good.

Thank Claire A
dundee scotland
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate a very good lunchtime meal of fresh local scallops and lobster at this modern restaurant near the Tomb of the eagles with excellent views over the sea. Table service was excellent and there is free parking adjacent the restaurant.

Thank edm0n
Shotts, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great place even just for coffee and delicious cakes, would certainly go back , although it is fairly isolated, and a car essential to get there , we were amazed that some tables were reserved for lunch.

Thank Lamont213
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been meaning to visit for ages as I heard some good reviews. The view is lovely, however the place itself really lacked any sort of atmosphere. We went for lunch and both chose the seafood chowder. What a massive disappointment! It's was basically a bowl of cream with a few bits of flaky fish and one mussel! The flavour... More 

2 Thank babeothenorth
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived on Orkney and visited the Tomb of the Eagles when we saw a sign for this restaurant and thought we'd try our luck. Parking with the motor home was difficult but the boss/staff came out and showed me a good spot. We went in and the place was packed, a good sign as to the quality... More 

Thank philipr279
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip out to. Rolling sea views and a welcoming atmosphere. Local and fresh produce including seafood platters, sandwiches, soups and cakes. All to an amazing standard and even kids were happy with their lunch.

Thank KB1285
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a special meal at the Skerries Food of very high standard New restaurant has great views and Carol was as friendly as ever

Thank Anne B
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But you may want to book a table first. This is a seafood restaurant. There may be one vegetarian dish, but it is mostly fish and seafood. The seafood platter was amazing. Just enough of each to get a good taste but not be overfull. 2 of our party could not eat fish or the vegetarian dish, but they were... More 

Thank Shaunda L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were touring the South part of Orkney earlier today and discovered that Skerries restaurant was close to the amazing Tomb of Eagles attraction - it was therefore not difficult to opt to visit the restaurant for lunch. Sadly, there was no lobster on offer that day but we both had the scallops on asparagus as starters followed by a... More 

1 Thank Cfab777
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful situation. Lovely welcome from South Ronaldsayman, English and lovely Polish lasses. Special mention of Martha! Seafood platter is great.

Thank Serrezlesfesses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $42
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  South Ronaldsay
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 831605
Open from April to October, we serve lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily from 11:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 21:00. Closed Tuesday evening. We specialise in local fresh fish and shellfish including Pollock, Cod, Hand Dived Scallops, Crab and Lobster. We also have vegetarian dishes and can cater for any special dietary requirements. During the day, we have vegetable soups, sandwiches, toasties, baked potatoes, cream teas, selection of coffees and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. Our food is fresh and simple and we use Orkney produce whenever possible. We bake our own bread as well as all cakes and desserts.

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