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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” (124 reviews)
“whisky cream” (12 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Enjoyed a lovely and leisurely three course lunch with my wife at our first, but certainly not last, visit to Loch Bay since it changed ownership 18 months ago. It retains a lovely atmosphere in the dining room which is added to by the front...More

Thank GAJ64
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Well worth a visit. Outstanding food. Relaxing atmosphere. Lovely setting. Excellent value for money. We had the three course dinner, all delicious plus we were offered nibbles beforehand while we waited for our first course at no extra cost to the menu. Service excellent. We...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Have been to the bar at stein a few times but never eaten at Koch bay. We booked a family meal here, the food and service flawless and great with the kids. Would recommend highly.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The food was all perfectly cooked with intense but not overwhelming flavours and the surroundings are informal and relaxing. What a great asset to Skye and great to see Michael Smith working away in the kitchen. Also excellent value for such good food.

Thank dmmacrae
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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$36 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
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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