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Skerries Bistro

Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (75 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
“cheesecake” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the most expensive lunch we had on Orkney, but was still value for money. superb views and excellent food. Also visited the attached "Tomb of the Otters" quite a different lunching experience. Can imagine this being an excellent place to have a leisurely lunch...More

Thank DanDale
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a setting, a glass restaurant overlooking the sea. The views were amazing even when the mist rolled in! The food is excellent, freshly prepared local ingredients. Friendly, local staff.

Thank Saabaero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprise stop good food fantastic view Good food well worth a visit. Very friendly staff definitely worth a visit best view in orkney

1  Thank Suzie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked for our family to eat here on a Monday evening in late September. The restaurant was very quiet which suited us fine. We were very well looked after and the food was fantastic. The menu was quite restricted but I felt that was...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here but we're unable to get on a tomb tour so just had a cup of tea and used the toilets. Timed tours here only. There are toilets here. The menu was lovely but mainly fish.

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tomb extremely interesting with the owner having a refreshing view on tomb excavation. The restaurant is in a great position with sensational views. The food is absolute sublime. Will definitely visit next time in area.

Thank wilksjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely on of the best seafood restaurants I have visited. It is set overlooking the Pentland Firth and the evening we visited sun was just going down. The food available is set out on blackboards and reading it makes your mouth water. They...More

Thank Evergreen32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin, her husband and I had lunch at the Bistro and were most impressed. The seafood was beautifully presented and of a very high quality. My scallop starter was one of the best I had ever tasted, cooked just right. We all had the...More

Thank 433eileenw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Orkneys In June and thank goodness this Seafood Bistro was on our list of places to visit. Not all of us were fish eaters but my seafood platter was lovely. The bistro is not huge, but it is beautifully designed with stunning...More

Thank Darron1970
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I can't fault this wonderful restaurant. The quality of food and service was fantastic and the views sublims in any weather. Wish I had had time to visit the tomb!

Thank Lusy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  South Ronaldsay
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 831605
  • E-mail
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.
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