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“Perfect Skye Experience”

The High Tide Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 8 Restaurants in Staffin
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this special place for two nights during a two week vacation exploring Scotland. Truly, if I had it to do over, I would have spent one whole week right here. There is something very special about the Isle of Skye, even beyond its phenomenal beauty, and that magic feel is perfectly enhanced by the Flodigarry Country House - the place, the owners especially, and the staff. I also had two great dinners and two great breakfasts right there. My highest recommendation and appreciation!

Thank dph0020
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Had lovely Sunday lunch here, then a walk with dog down to the shore, which the very nice owners told us about and assured us it was sheep free, so Sheba enjoyed her run without any sheep distraction.

Thank Jayulla
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited this place for dinner when staying in a bed and breakfast in nearby Staffin. There is not a great choice of eateries around the area but we looked this place up online and saw it did bar food so rang and booked a table. Finding it was a little difficult as although there is a sign, there was no lighting down the steep track to the hotel so heading down to it was a little creepy! We also had to use a torch to get from the car park to the front door! The hotel is fairly traditional looking/a little dated but pleasant enough. We had mussels (delicious!) and a scotch beef burger (also very good). It was a shame there weren't more people dining as the atmosphere was a little lacking but we were out of the busy summer season. Nice overall but could do with some more signage/lighting/marketing!

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Thank CJHY
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We set off from Uig after breakfast to "do" the north end of Skye. Having enjoyed the iron age souterrain, Flora Macdonald's memorial, Duntulm castle ruins, and a tiny artist's studio, we were feeling about ready for a coffee. Seeing the sign for the Flodigarry Country House Hotel, we headed down a poorly maintained road into the (rare on Skye) trees and came upon a marvellous view and the Broch and Turret Bar of the Hotel. They had recently had a new coffee machine installed so we were able to enjoy a cappuccino and a latte. We liked the "olde worlde" feel of the place and decided to stay for lunch. I had the seafood chowder, with tomato bread, which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, which was also delicious. We recommended the food to another couple who were staying at our B and B in Uig, and they tried it the following day, with similarly pleasing results. We were really glad to come upon this Hotel, having found the Duntulm Hotel closed, but would choose it again because the food was so good.

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Thank LiverpoolVal_C
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Having stayed in this hotel twice in the past, I was expecting the faded splendour and traditional fare that Flodigarry once produced.
Three of us (84yrs, 55 and 51) stopped for afternoon tea at around four o clock and upon enquiry, were made very welcome by the new owner. We were shown in the bar however and not the lounge (which was empty). The man at the bar turned out to be the spouse of the owner and he conducted a conversation with a builder throughout the duration of our afternoon tea.
We sat on hard chairs at a 'sticky' table and were amused/dismayed at the pastiche of styles adopted in one room ranging from lovely old sepia photographs of local people who lived and worked there to French embossed tableware. The bar itself had a theme from the Far East and there was a quite hideous portrait of a dog wearing some sort of naval uniform!
We ordered scones and tea. The scones were ok but a little 'doughy' and they were served with pots of jam and a huge bowl of very sweet cream flavoured with vanilla - not pleasant.
Our tea was strangely served with hot milk....
Service was prompt and the owner was very friendly.
Total cost of our tea for three? A whopping £20! We felt totally ripped off.

This hotel is steeped in Scottish history and sits in one of the most beautiful remote areas on the isle of Skye. I would urge the owners to carefully consider making the most of its past reputation and build upon what's already there - Highland tradition.

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