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“Wonderful Food and Service”
Review of Skerries Bistro

Skerries Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $43
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open from April to September for lunch, snacks and dinner. Open daily from 12:00 to 16:00. We are also open for dinner on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings each week from 18:00 - 21:00. We specialise in local fresh fish and shellfish including Pollock, Cod, Hand Dived Scallops, Crab and Lobster. We have vegetarian and meat dishes and can cater for any special dietary requirements. Their is a selection of coffees, teas, 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.
Reviewed October 29, 2013

My friend and I were traveling to see the Tomb of the Eagles (which was closed in October) and happened upon the Skerries Bistro by accident. The restaurant was clean and comfortable. The owner greeted us and sat us near a window. We ordered the scallops as we were trying as many fish dishes as we could during our stay on the island. The food was fresh and the scallops were delicious! Three large (2"+ in diameter) were served with fried potatoes and fresh vegetables. The best meal we had on Orkney.
We were also treated to a tour of a newly discovered burial cairn in the parking lot. A must see also!!

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Thank Ingrid M
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I have been going there every year since 2008 - the owner even remembers my name each year!
It is a really friendly place with good home-cooked food - the soup is always fabulous, and the view stunning. It is well worth the 40 mile round trip from where I usually stay on Orkney, and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a lovely lunch here , huge juicy scallops and wonderful fish platter. Friendly service and next year when they reopen they'll be in a new building with lovely sea views. Very friendly service. It feels like the edge of the world but worth the trip!

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Thank Alison B
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Unique historical site; great hosts; knowledge sharing; scrumptious food offering. Must see and eat! Get to go inside to view burial site.

Thank shmaner
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

After a long pleasant drive in South Ronaldsay we came across this lovely small bistro. We were only planning to have a snack but were so impressed, we ended up having a 3 course lunch! The scallops were fab. Then walked it off along the nearby cliff path. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank asti2
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