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The Shieling Restaurant

Macintyre Road, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
+44 1445 712888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pie” (19 reviews)
“cullen skink” (17 reviews)
“gammon steak” (7 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Macintyre Road, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many visits here over the years have proved the place to be reliable and consistent. Sit in the more formal restaurant or relax on the sofas and enjoy a coffee or snack. Our favourite is the creamy and fabulously tasty Cullen Skink, bursting with smoked...More

Thank MelroseMunchkin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Returned here after a good while away and was delighted to find that things hadn't changed. Service was still great and our reserved table was ready. The restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere and if you are fortunate enough to get a window table you...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Shieling during a 108 mile cycle around the Gairloch coast. Donald and his team could not have been more accommodating and the bacon rolls were fantastic - just what a bunch of hungry cyclists were after.

Thank 350highlandlassie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined last night thu 5 jul and had a very good meal. Old fashioned prawn cocktail to start was delicious and plentiful followed by scampi and chips. The fattest scampi’s I’ve seen for a while. Beautifully cooked - all fresh. Husband and daughter took...More

Thank Soraya F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for my 67 birthday meal after travelling 7 hours. I was not happy with my meal and went in from the outside seating to speak to someone. The man in the white apron took exception and shouted! ...across the restaurant "there's nothing wrong...More

Thank dorothy1207
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’ve dealt with people like you before and reading your review it confirms how awful some people are . You were offered a full refund after I spoke to you outside even although your meal was perfect . You had obviously been drinking and just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy our visits here and the food is delicious and plentiful! Even the smaller portions are large for us! Lovely to sit on the comfy settees and look out on the superb views. Staff are usually fine and welcoming but we do find on...More

Thank bac3864
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to go for the battered scampi, but it was very disappointing. It didn't say it was 'homemade' but with so many homemade items on the menu I was expecting something a bit better. He had a Crofters Pie was was quite good. We shared...More

Thank AnnieTraveller2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our table of six had a mixed reaction to this restaurant. The staff were welcoming and friendly but one was perhaps still learning. You would think he should have known or have been told that Chianti was a wine on the wine list but perhaps...More

Thank Newburyboy
Don C, Owner at The Shieling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We only have 1 male waiter as from 3 weeks ago and he’s only 15 and everybody comments how welcoming and helpful he is but he’s probably never heard of Chianti . Glad you enjoyed your meal .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had morning coffee here, the staff were very accommodating, we settled into the very comfy armchairs and couches. As we were leaving the restaurant was filling up, menu looked good.

Thank Ange2911
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Excellent food with generous helpings. Wide variety of choice for all courses. Lovely setting. Comfortable area to sit before and after meal.

Thank kalimac1
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Dogs are allowed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macintyre Road, Gairloch IV21 2BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
  • Phone Number: +44 1445 712888
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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. HOURS ARE : Monday through Saturday 10 till 4 pm SUNDAY CLOSED
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