My family & I travel to Barra twice a year, and a trip to Cafe Kisimul (or two!) is always part of our itinerary.
The menu has both Indian & Italian cuisine so has something to appeal to most tastes. It's not the biggest menu in the world, but I prefer to see a smaller variety of well executed dishes than a long list of let downs!
The scallop & chicken pakora are delicious. Over our various trips to the café, we have tasted & enjoyed all of the curries. The bolognese is our youngest daughter's favourite, the best she's ever had. Eldest daughter nearly always goes for their dopiaza.
The home made soups are lovely if you just want a light lunch. They also freshly bake the most delicious chocolate brownies & their Pavlova is a delicious treat.
The staff are friendly and the café has a cosy, casual feel to it. There are some amazing paintings of scenes around Barra & Vatersay, painted by the owner, adorning the walls.
While the prices aren't the cheapest, the portions are filling & made from quality local seafood & lamb.
Perfect place to dine if you fancy a change from the usual hotel or bar meals available elsewhere. Definitely advisable to book, especially during Easter or Summer, as this little gem is a very popular place to eat.