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Whaligoe Steps Cafe

The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
+44 1955 651702
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (40 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located at the top of the famous Whaligoe Steps, this restaurant serves a unique menu of dishes, many based on Maltese cooking, a speciality if the owner. Highly recommended, but book in advance as only open Thursday to Sunday!

Thank davmorgan0
Reviewed 3 days ago

Only open four days of the week with an extensive and unusual menu. The food is excellent although be prepared to wait to be served. Perched at the top of the cliff near the start of the Whaligoe Steps the views are superb.

Thank Csider65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is excellent and the sea views are too. Highly recommended it isn't big probably seats 25,so get there early to avoid disappointment. Easy to miss as it's not well sign posted. I had passed the entrance a couple of times. The steps are a...More

Thank tazfly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at the Whaligoe Steps during our North Coast 500 road trip. It is a very dramatic cove. It was a very wild stormy day so we did not venture to the very bottom of the steps. When we climbed back up we...More

1  Thank Doug J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sumptuousness of the food matches the incomparable view from this gem. Karen and John prepare unique and delicious food, and offer truly extraordinary service for a reasonable price.

Thank klebaumpp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay it's a bit hard to find. The parking is a bit of an issue. But the food. My goodness the food. Not sure quite how to sum it up, other than the chef is clearly on top of her game and whatever you order...More

Thank Zagbo
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for a cup of tea, so liked the menu we stayed for lunch. Excellent food all freshly prepared, so expect a wait, stunning view so the wait is made easy. Worth seeking out though no sign from the road.

Thank AnthonyPit
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

If only this place was closer to home, I would definitely be a regular. Outstanding food. Attention to flavour. Modest, yet beautiful. Simple, yet elegant. The hearth bread was delectable. The halloumi chips were stunning. The fish goujons were morsels of crispy deliciousness. I'm hungry...More

Thank Qasim H
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Popped in for lunch today, warm friendly greeting with an invitation to sit anywhere, the views are stunning from most of the tables. We both chose the meatballs which were obviously freshly made to order and came with a very tasty and interesting side salad...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stop for a drink, ice cream or even a meal we stopped here before we went to wick for an overnight stay and I was glad we did. Food was exceptional and so fresh it was worth the wait. The...More

Thank Alison D
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thanks for your review, it's great that you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again sometime.

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Thomas L
3 August 2017|
Response from Karen D | Property representative |
We are open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30 am to 5:30pm, with evening meals available by reservation. Call us on 01955 651702 to reserve a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Whaligoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1955 651702
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