Up in the Orkneys for a quick holiday in late June, we discovered Skerries Bistro in South Ronaldsay through the local tourist newspaper, and decided to give it a go for dinner. It is literally next door to the Banks Chambered Tomb, (aka "The Tomb of the Otters"), a recently discovered Neolithic burial site.
We had lovely views of the countryside, and the service was spot on, cheerful, efficient and knowledgeable about the local ingredients.I had the mackerel pate with homemade oat cakes as a starter, (lovely), my husband had the sea food platter which he raved about, everything very fresh and tasty. We both had scallops for the main, simply cooked and all the better for it.
At the moment the owners are building a new, ocean facing bistro, which looked nearly finished - then visitors will have the full experience - sea-views, neolithic tomb and fantastic food!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two stone cottages and converted barn with sea views across the Pentland Firth and Mainland Scotland. Each property has been refurbished to a high standard. Properties are let on a self catering basis. Great location for walking, wildlife including seals and birds. ... more less