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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” (119 reviews)
“whisky cream” (11 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 yesterday via mobile

When we heard that Michael Smith had taken over a new restaurant on Skye we had to visit. And I'm so glad we did the whole experience was faultless. The service was friendly and informal, table is well spaced which is difficult to do in...More

Thank shaow88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A couple of years ago I had what I thought was the best Venison dish ever, it had been cooked by Michael Smith - now the chef/owner of Loch Bay Restaurant. Last night I ate at Loch Bay for the first time since Michael took...More

Thank JenCornwall
Reviewed 2 days ago

For a small(ish) island Skye has some superb restaurants and cafes serving excellent local produce beautifully cooked and presented. We were looking for somewhere special to lunch with friends and family and after some research Loch Bay appeared to tick all the boxes. Appealing menu...More

Thank Hillgrover
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I are at Lochbay this past week and we so enchanted by its cozy dining room. Everything was perfectly balanced and the staff wonderfully attentive and helpful. We chose the 3 course meal option and loved it. My husband enjoyed the seafood...More

Thank carrie m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small and lovely intimate restaurant. It is impossible not to get involved with the other dinners because of the said intimacy. Great fun it you are a people person perhaps annoying if you prefer solitude, peace and quiet for your dining...More

1  Thank ChalkieFrome
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken fo dinner last night and were once again treated to an outstanding evening of great,friendly and professional service. The food was exciting lots of choice and delicious, the desert was heavenly. Thank you and huge congratulations on you Michelin Star Award, So...More

Thank diggy1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance for the lunch menu £27.50 pp 3 courses. For starters I had short rib beef, hubby had fish soup. The beef was beautiful and the soup was delicious and clean tasting. For main we both had hake and prawn which we...More

Thank SazzySparkyPops
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the seafood tasting menu, and it was an absolute delight. Friendly staff, a living room kind of atmosphere, and really solid dishes - the scallops were really amazing.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious! Fish dishes were stunning and the wee nibbles to before the starter was a brilliant addition. Service was great and the restaurant is really cute, does not have that many tables, so book in advanced so you don't miss out! Best...More

Thank Jillon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful - the appreciative noises coming from our table must have been comical! We all had different dishes, but literally every mouthful was a joy. Laid back, no stuffy & very friendly staff main the lunch even more special. Only negative point for me...More

Thank DamJ6
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Questions & Answers
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.
12 April 2017|
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Response from LochBayManagement | Property representative |
Children of all ages are welcome at Loch Bay but please note we do not offer a separate childrens menu. We are happy to simplify dishes and offer smaller portions where possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$73
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
5:30 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
  • E-mail
An intimate bistro style restaurant.
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