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The Old School Restaurant

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A863 | The Old School Restaurant, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8GU, Scotland
+44 1470 521421
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: We are a family run business in our 30th year of trade, serving seafood and...
We are a family run business in our 30th year of trade, serving seafood and other locally grown and harvested produce, Scottish Meat and Game, craft Scottish Beers, wines and spirits. We are open from Mon-Thursday for light lunches, Sunday Lunch for a 2/3 course menu, and 7 nights a week from 6pm.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming but full of surprises

Visitors could be forgiven if they are confused about the Old School Restaurant but other than its physical premises - which used to be a school at one time - there's nothing in this place that you'd typically find in a school or its cafeteria. The variety on the menu was amazing, and everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
majellagomes2015
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visitors could be forgiven if they are confused about the Old School Restaurant but other than its physical premises - which used to be a school at one time - there's nothing in this place that you'd typically find in a school or its cafeteria. The variety on the menu was amazing, and everything was fresh and perfectly done. Service... More 

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Thank majellagomes2015
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed everything about this meal. Each dish was interesting, well thought out and perfectly cooked. There was almost too much choice on the menu, making it very difficult to decide what to have. My starter of scallops with black pudding was absolutely delicious. All the staff were incredibly friendly.

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Thank Katie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I ate here with my friend because the owner of the B&B where we slept recomended us this place. We didn't like the food and it cost too much! Scotland and the Isle of Sky have better restaurant than this!

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Thank Andrea M
Scottish Borders
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

What a wonderful find in a remote area. The food was simply stunning. Four of us hardly managed a conversation between the 'mmm', 'oh that's good', 'taste that', 'wow' etc. The vegetarian options were amazingly good. It was warm and cosy on a winter's evening, the staff were pleasant and efficient and the atmosphere good - it was busy and... More 

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Thank Helen M
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a recent holiday to Skye after reading previous reviews. However we left feeling disappointed and felt the prices were to high for the quality of the food, £10 less per head would have been more reasonable. I started with a trio of fish - Cullen Skink, Smoked Salmon and Crab which was the high point... More 

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Thank Nigel M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We saved this for our last night of the holiday since we had heard it was very good. It just didn't meet expectations unfortunately. I have no issue with paying for quality but this didn't deliver. My daughter is 12 and sometimes eats off the full menu, sometimes the kids menu. She opted for the kids menu and was given... More 

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Thank Jonathan R
Bingley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Staying near Dunvegan in September and ate here - lovely food and great service. Very busy so definitely reserve if you're heading there.

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Thank Sharon M
London
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We ended up going for 2 dinners as we had such a nice evening the first time. Great menu of fresh, flavourful food served by super friendly staff.

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Thank Psychtraveller
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We just happened to stop in on the off chance on our way back from watching the sun st at Neist Point, and were so pleased we did. Lovely atmosphere, incredibly friendly staff. We all had the seafood platter and it was absolutely delicious - clean plates all round.

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Thank Lucy B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is best to make a reservation, this restaurant gets busy. We unfortunately did not and had to wait 45 minutes. We didn't mind as we sat by the fireplace in the bar area. They have a menu but I recommend choosing one of the specials listed on the blackboard. I had the seafood platter which consisted of langoustines, scam... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A863 | The Old School Restaurant, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8GU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Dunvegan
  • Phone Number: +44 1470 521421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 33
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We are a family run business in our 30th year of trade, serving seafood and other locally grown and harvested produce, Scottish Meat and Game, craft Scottish Beers, wines and spirits. We are open from Mon-Thursday for light lunches, Sunday Lunch for a 2/3 course menu, and 7 nights a week from 6pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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