Shopping for Eating In

Did you know that Skye has an Oyster Bar at Carbost? Do go there – not just oysters but lots of seafood, game etc. Visit Talisker Distillery at the same time.

And now we have two more distilleries to visit, Torabhaig, Sleat and the first legal distillery on Raasay plus a gin school run by Isle of Skye Distillers.

At Reraig, the Spar shop has a remarkable range of groceries and long opening hours so you can always pick up those extras.

Skye Bridge Seafoods
Skye Bridge Seafoods

in Kyle, Lochalsh butchers is very good at sourcing local meat and fish. Buth Bheag the wee seafood bar & deli has an extensive range of goodies.  Just across the bridge, Skye Bridge Seafoods has wonderful produce and also provides takeaway pies and fish and chips.

There are supermarkets in Kyle, Broadford and Portree and many local and community shops. Every Thursday in the summer in Portree local growers have a farmers market – here you can buy locally grown, picked that morning, fresh vegetables. On Tuesday’s you find a local produce market at the Glendale Hall.

We urge our guests to use the great local produce:

Eating Out

We try to leave menus of local restaurants in the house so you can see what is on offer.

In general restaurants will welcome well behaved children but some pub licences will require them to leave the premises before 9pm. Many pub/restaurants welcome dogs.

Our favourites:

Balmacara Hotel. Our local. Ignore the large restaurant serving the hotel. Go in the side door with the Public Bar sign and you are in for a pleasant surprise. The bar/restaurant is newly refurbished and provides good quality food. There is a log fire and you are welcome to bring your dog with you.

Plockton Inn. There is a restaurant (book) and a bar serving the same food at the same prices. Their seafood is excellent. You can take your dog into the bar.

Plockton Hotel. Good quality food served well.

Plockton Shores Restaurant, Plockton. High quality food served with a modern twist.

Taste of India, Kyleakin (turn right beyond the bridge). Good Indian Restaurant to east in or take-away. Food is cooked fresh so you’ll wait for your take-away.

Hectors Bothy, Kyle of Lochalsh. Unpretentious family dining at good prices. Hectors 2 Go is also the local fish and chip shop but when closed the Bothy will do take-aways on request.

Dornie Inn. Full Restaurant or pub food. Bar is dog and child friendly.

Kintail Lodge. Classic locally sourced food.

Glen Elg Inn. Good Scottish food cooked to order and decently priced. The log fire has a dogs basket in front of it …