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“Definitely go visit this place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shieling Restaurant

The Shieling Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Gairloch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
2 reviews
“Definitely go visit this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

During our stay in Gairloch we visited this restaurant for lunch and tea and we were not disappointed.
The restaurant has a varied menu and the portions are so big that you definitely get your moneys worth! The food is also very tasty! Try the black pudding and haggis starter as it is divine!
The service is prompt and the staff are friendly!
A bonus to this place is that it is one of the only places that is open when it is out of season, many of the other pubs were shut or had silly opening hours. Also there is free wifi which is great as signal isn't great Gairloch!

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Thank MrsCB2012
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Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed the food and services. Hope you will call in again . Donald.
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“Fantastic find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Excellant food, great service, fantastic views and good prices!
A real find and will visit again and again.

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Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review . We are happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again . We do try and make it a pleasant experience for visitors in the hope they stay in the area and perhaps visit here again or one of the many other nice places around here. Donald.
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“A lovely warm welcome - and great coffee!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have been staying in the Gairloch area for 2 weeks and have visited The Shieling on several occassions. It has an unrivalled view across the bay and lovely comfy leather sofas to lounge and enjoy a snack. The coffee is excellent and the toasties and bacon rolls very, very tasty indeed. It seems to be the only place locally which has wifi access, which is getting to be a 'must' these days! Very kind, attentive staff and the owner gave us some great information about the area. Oh, and the fish tank is an absolute gem! But sit across the room from it to get the best view of the multi coloured fish. They like to hide if you get too close......

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank anteallach
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Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your visit . I do appreciate people taking the time to say how they liked the Shieling. The fish tank is my hobby and keeps me sane in the busy months(well as sane as I can be ). Thanks Donald.
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“A real find in the remote North West...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

A well laid out restaurant/bar/cafe with sandwiches and soup available in the wonderfully comfortable bar/cafe area, where there are large leather sofas and fabulous views; and a full meal in the well appointed restaurant area. Good range of food, wholesome and large portions. Friendly and professional service. Such places are few and far between on this beautiful coast. Give Wester Ross and this place a visit!

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Thank Chartwell_12
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Bo'ness
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“Fantastic food, brilliant views, super-comfy sofas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We holiday in Wester Ross three times a year and always visit Donald at least three times each visit. The locally-sourced food is amazing with a varied menu and very generous portions. If you want to enjoy three courses ask for half-portions as the servings are huge! The service is always brilliant - nothing is too much trouble for the staff who are always pleased to recommend or suggest changes to a meal to suit individual tastes. Sitting on the comfy sofas after a meal is fatal - you won't want to leave! The owner/chef Donald works very hard but is always ready for a chat and a coffee with his customers (when he can get a break from the kitchen) which makes you feel more than welcome. The standard, level of comfort, welcome and facilities (free wi-fi etc) are higher than you get in some of the best hotels. Cannot recommend The Sheiling enough.
Thank you Donald and staff from the Penguin Lady!

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Thank Smgnin
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