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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” (72 reviews)
“pudding” (24 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Banks | Cleat, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for a lunchtime walk and drink but didn’t get past the car park, because of the owner’s dire threats to have our car towed away if we weren’t back within one hour. Shame, because it is a lovely location and we would probably have...More

1  Thank Barry L
Carole1953, Owner at Skerries Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What an exaggeration! We have no problem with people going for a walk if they use the Bistro or visit the Tomb. This man and his wife parked up and had no intention of coming in Bistro or doing a Tomb Tour when asked. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend & I had a lovely lunch at skerries today, the waiting staff was lovely but when a man in the kitchen was asked if we could take away puddings we heard them all roaring & laughing In the kitchen making a proper full...More

Thank Marian R
Carole1953, Owner at Skerries Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Marian. We are sorry that you didn’t like the fact that we said you couldn’t ‘take out’ a sticky toffee pudding, sauce etc. There was no discrimination.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of a drive to get here, but it was very scenic and worth it. Restaurant is right on the coast and you can see the mainland if weather fine. Had very nice meal here with fresh seafood and lovely pudding. As a rather surprising...More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and although busy service was prompt and full choice on menu. Nice touch to be offered bottle tap water as rare experience in the UK. Waitress agreed slight variation on the seafood platter which was delicious, as were the salmon patties....More

Thank AllanAB15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews, I decided to try this place out. My gosh, the food was amazing and so obviously fresh! It is a bistro, so don't expect anything fancy but it is pleasant and the view pretty stunning. We didn't know you could do...More

1  Thank 98people
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived not knowing what to expect and wow what a find. Delicious, freshly prepared food. Scallops best we ever tasted. Cooked to perfection. Great service and good atmosphere. Cakes were superb.

Thank lilpow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous location, great food and attentive service make this restaurant worth a visit. The food was all well prepared and very tasty.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Went over for a casual lunch. The seafood chowder was awesome, the scallops was seared to perfection and the cheesecake was light and delicious. It was a lovely day basking in the sun through the glass and amazing views of the oceans. Staff are friendly...More

Thank caren2506
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great clam chowder, homemade vegetable soup and quiche. All great quality and very tasty. Beautiful views and lovely venue.

Thank Angela2099
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful seafood platter - really tasty and fresh (the two kinds of smoked salmon and pickled herring in particular were delicious!) and very well presented. Lovely homemade Orkney fudge cheesecake, we had one to share - it was a generous portion. The restaurant has lovely...More

Thank sunstarrr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$43
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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