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Loch Bay Restaurant

1-2 Macleod Terrace | Waternish, Isle of Skye, Stein IV55 8GA, Scotland
+44 1470 592235
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (113 reviews)
“whisky cream” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1-2 Macleod Terrace | Waternish, Isle of Skye, Stein IV55 8GA, Scotland
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Fabulous food served in a buzzing atmosphere, local produce prepared to perfection and beautifully presented, what's not to like??? Well out of the way but seriously well worth the journey.

Thank Muiryden
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A first visit here since Michael Smith took it over and will definitely not be the last. Food was beautiful and delicious. Slow cooked Jacob's Ladder mouthwatering, venison delightful. The small and intimate setting is wonderful. Could easily become my favourite restaurant. It may be...More

Thank lightintheblack
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were there for 30th December. The staff, particularly Andrew, were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. All food choices were perfectly served and everyone was enjoyable and memorable. There is a great ambiance and it definitely deserves its high reputation.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a step up from our last visit. A thoroughly fine dining experience with excellent service. The change of ownership has produced a wondrous transformation from pretend to real fine dining. With the current set up this is really something to enjoy if you're in...More

Thank Mkhulujo
Reviewed 6 December 2017

On holiday in Skye, our son treated us to a lunch at this excellent little restaurant right on the waterfront in one of our favourite places in Scotland. In spite of a power cut, we enjoyed a superb three course lunch. The staff were attentive...More

Thank 576DavidM
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We dined on 1 December, 2017. The restaurant was nearly full with a warm, welcoming, informal atmosphere. The wait staff were knowledgeable and very attentive. We had the five course taster seafood menu, plus wine, coffee and brandy. It was absolutely superb. The only possible...More

Thank Leginyllek
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Polite comfortable dining experience with food of real quality. On a cold November night the Loch Bay was welcoming, friendly and warm. As a special treat the food was out of this world. The best venison dish ever eaten.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Dined as a family with a fairly fussy teenager in tow. Dietary requirement were met with no fuss whatsoever which makes a refreshing change! The menu is small but delicious and would return to sample the five course seafood menu. Wine list is perhaps a...More

1  Thank DESL67
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We decided to visit Loch Bay for the last lunch of our stay on Skye and were in no way disappointed. The combinations of tastes were amazing across all of the courses and we will definitely be paying another visit on our next Skye trip.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I raced from Inverness to Stein to make my reservation at Loch Bay, and I'm glad I did. A wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting. I highly recommend this hidden gem for fans of fine food.

Thank KRoan
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24 November 2017|
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Response from DerrickJS | Reviewed this property |
Check with them direct. If you are on Facebook they are there with the opening hours but seem to recall from chatting to them they may be closed over Jan. if so try Scorrybreac in Portree.
Deborah S
19 September 2017|
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Response from LochBayManagement | Property representative |
Hi Deborah, The majority of our dishes if not gluten-free already can be modified to make them so. With advance warning of gluten free requirements we can have freshly baked bread and nibbles ready for you as well.
16 April 2017|
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Response from LochBayManagement | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs in the restaurant or have seating to dine outside. There is plentiful parking close to the restaurant and we are happy to provide a bowl of water or anything that may help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$77
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Macleod Terrace | Waternish, Isle of Skye, Stein IV55 8GA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Stein
  • Phone Number: +44 1470 592235
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An intimate and contemporary Scottish restaurant with classic French influences in the beautiful fishing village of Stein, Isle of Skye.
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