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The Deck

Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
+44 1871 810898
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (16 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped briefly for an ice cream and cold drink. Super friendly staff. Lovely and sheltered outdoor decking.

1  Thank SineadW91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great if the weather is nice, can sit in the sunshine on the deck and look at the amazing view. Food is good and very good ice cream. They used to do the best sandwiches ever but unfortunately they no longer do these but the...More

2  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off here for lunch, it was busy but room was made for me and the dog and there were several volunteers to look after the dog while I went inside to order. I had the Haddock and Chips and it was fabulous with gorgeous...More

2  Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting Barra and Vatersay. Really lovely staff. Sat outside as beautiful day and enjoyed a coffee while my children thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream!

2  Thank SandieCM
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with my partner and our friends, we all had burgers and chips followed by ice cream. My partner says it's the best place on the island for a cup of coffee. In the week I've been on Barra, we have visited this...More

2  Thank shortgal1
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Great when the weather is fine as not sure where you go when the weather is bad. Food is good and they do good coffee.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Deck is part of the Toffee Shop which offers food and coffee as well as a range of gifts including exotic candles poured in Barra. The staff are very helpful, friendly and chatty. The coffee is lovely and the Jumbo hot dog with fries...More

1  Thank Leah H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

An extremely friendly wee place with great food, lunch, take away dinner or pop in for a coffee style, if it's sunny sit out on the deck with a scone. (we did all of these whilst on Barra) The shop is stocked with lots of...More

2  Thank fraz161
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great coffee, ice cream. Tablet superb. Staff excellent, friendly and very helpful. Great selection of souvenirs. Sits right on the bay, looking at the Castle. Very popular.

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very pleasant to sit outside with a cake and a good cup of coffee overlooking castle bay. Great service and the fudge sample was most excellent

1  Thank Steve C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi how far is The Deck from the airport at barra please.
22 February 2017|
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Response from janboyd |
Hi, It is about 9 miles from Barra Airport to The Deck. It usually takes approximately 15/20 minutes by car. We are located in the centre of Castlebay and there are regular buses which run between the airport and Castlebay... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Barra
  • Phone Number: +44 1871 810898
  • E-mail
Stunning views of Castlebay and the world famous Kisimul Castle from The Deck. Hebridean Toffee, Scottish tablet made daily and also fresh baking and much more in the summer season. A tasteful gift shop inside with many unique gift ideas and crafts from Barra
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