Kyleakin Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kyleakin

December 29, 2017 Joeann Galban

Kyleakin (/kaɪlˈɑːkɪn/; Scottish Gaelic: Caol Àcain) is a village situated on the east coast of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. The village is along the strait of Kyle Akin opposite the northwest Scottish mainland town of Kyle of Lochalsh. Kyleakin is within the parish of Strath.

1. Restaurant at Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge, Sleat IV43 8QY, Scotland Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining French, Brazilian, European, British, Scottish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$110 - HK$989 +44 1471 833333
Excellent
74%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Restaurant at Kinloch Lodge

Food is the crowning part of the Kinloch experience. Feeding you well at every opportunity is something we take extremely seriously. Claire Macdonald started the kitchens at Kinloch with a Mission to make the most of the wonderful local produce on offer. Brazilian-Scottish Chef Director Marcello Tully continues Claire’s food ethos today, bringing to it his own influence and experience in some of the world’s finest kitchens.

Reviewed By Charles S

We stopped here for lunch, out of season, on a wet Tuesday in November. We were made very welcome with aperitifs in the drawing room, four course lunch in the dining room, coffee back in the drawing room afterwards. Venison done sous vide and superbly, as was everything else. An excellent experience, just how we like it, and we shall return. Price wise the lunch was good value at £45, but we felt a glass of champagne was steep at £17.50, if not downright naughty, even though it was Laurent Perrier. Consider revising?

2. Cafe Sia

Ford Road | Near A87, Broadford IV49 9AB, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$165 +44 1471 822616
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Cafe Sia

Our locally sourced menu includes delicious freshly made pizza from our Italian wood fired oven. Enjoy speciality wines and cocktails as well as our artisan drum-fired coffee, roasted in-house. Food served all day.

Reviewed By Kazh64 - Glasgow

Ate here while staying in Broadford. Had contacted Sia via Facebook to check some ingredients as my husband and I are vegan. They promptly replied to our request. Their pizza bases are vegan and you can build your own pizza. They even had vegan cheese available. We also had the pasta salad and chips along with some beer and wine. The staff were friendly and efficient and the prices were reasonable too.

3. Taste of India

Kyleakin IV41 8PQ, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1599 534134
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 428 reviews

Taste of India

Reviewed By 187clairea - Sydney, Australia

Came to this restaurant with my family. The food was fairly nice, although I ordered a dish with fish and it came with no fish. The rice was cooked nicely. One of the waiters was quite rude but other than that it was a pleasant experience.

4. Red Skye Restaurant

The Old Schoolhouse | The Old Schoolhouse, Broadford IV42 8PY, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations Seafood, British, Scottish, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$251 +44 1471 822666
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 922 reviews

Red Skye Restaurant

Located in the Old Schoolhouse building in Breakish only 6 miles over the bridge in the beautiful Isle of Skye, Red Skye Restaurant aims to provide a wonderfully relaxed yet creative dining experience. Open 6 days per week from March till October with excellent parking, we hope you can join us soon for a great night out...

Reviewed By KazW25 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ordered a homemade venison burger and other person ordered an open vegetable lasagne. I have tasted a better venison burger bought in Tesco and cooked on the bbq at home. The meat was overcooked and the bun was hard and served on a wooden platter that was small and the burger started falling apart when cutting as the mayonnaise leaked out the sides. It was difficult to eat either with a knife and fork or by hand. I could hardly cut into it and later when I asked for an extra napkin as I was getting in a mess, they gave me a steak knife. The chips had skins on and had no flavour and I only ate one and that was enough.
The other person said the lasagne was okay but the squash was underdone in parts and certainly for the amount of vegetables and sauce it was certainly not value for money.
When I asked for the bill and she could see the meal was mainly uneaten she asked what was wrong, I told her and she did not say anything, I assumed she was going to say something to the chef ort to me, but the next thing another waitress came over and thumped down the bill on the table and walked off saying there is your bill. I did not get an apology or even a complimentary soft drink charge removed as a way of apologising for substandard food, especially at such overinflated prices. The bill came to £34.85 for 2 x lemonades and 1 coke and both main meals. I would have had no problem with this price had the food been of a good standard and flavour. One other thing, the wind had blown a napkin off another table onto the floor when people came in and the waitress just picked it up and put it back on the table. This could cause e-coli or salmonella as Skye is farmland and people coming in and out the restaurant may have shoes with mud and other farm products on the soles of their feet. If she is so unhygienic with this I do hope she washes her hands etc.
Also, the specials board was not easy to read and I was unaware of it at the time of ordering and was not even directed to it, and the room was very hot and stuffy and very noisy and not a place to relax. I normally prefer putting on positive comments but in this case I feel that future diners need to be aware of the poor service (took 45 mins from ordering to get the food) and poor quality of food for the price.

5. Harry's Coffee Shop

Harrys Coffee Shop Opposite the pier, Kyleakin IV41 8PL, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1599 534641
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Harry's Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Chrissi78

We stopped in today after our boat trip and were so glad we did. Baked potato and a roll'n'sausage ordered and they were both delicious. Also had the Victoria sponge which was so light and a scone both were lovely. Staff were pleasant and prices reasonable would recommended to anyone.

6. Saucy Mary's

Main Street, Kyleakin IV41 8PL, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1599 534845
Excellent
23%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 329 reviews

Saucy Mary's

Pub Food

Reviewed By Sarah C - Albany, New York

The owner/caretaker of this establishment should be reported. He is sexually inappropriate and rude. He made references regarding specific nationalities and women of which I will not repeat but feel it is important to inform others to stay away. I did not feel comfortable walking around the hostel, going to the restroom at night, etc. knowing this man was "in charge" of this establishment. Avoid this location at all costs for food or lodging. The food is overpriced, is a poor value for the money and the hostel itself, although clean, has very few bathrooms and showers for the amount of people it "accommodates". I will never return to this facility ever again and suggest others avoid it also.

7. The Nice Cafe and Bookshop

kyleakin connections, Kyleakin, Scotland Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Soups Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

The Nice Cafe and Bookshop

Reviewed By MeganCohenNOlA - New Orleans, Louisiana

My husband and I stopped for lunch in Kyleakin today and couldn't find an open restaurant. We noticed a little place called The Nice Cafe and decided to see what they were serving. Once inside we noticed that the menu was limited. We gave it a try anyway and were in for a nice surprise. It turns out that this cafe is run by a staff of volunteers who oversee a very nice and friendly group of learning disabled folks who do a wonderful job of waiting on the customers. We were served a delicious carrot & coriander soup with homemade brown bread, a delicious fresh scone with light and creamy fresh butter and a delicious cup of tea. We got all this for around £8 (8 pounds)!! Not only was it delicious but we were so impressed with this place helping people in need to learn skills and earn a living. It was such a nice experience. Kudos to the staff at The Nice Cafe and Bookshop!

8. The Kings Arms Hotel Restaurant

King Street, Kyleakin IV41 8PH, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Scottish, British Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +44 1599 534109
Excellent
16%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
14%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 74 reviews

The Kings Arms Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By bubblesEastCoast - east coast

Another coaching in, convenient but soul less. However, the rooms, through small, were clean and neat and I slept well. The bathrooms were rather un thrilling, as were the common parts. Wi-fi was available, the food was just about OK but the dining shifts were strictly adhered to. Friendly but not overly professional staff. Good location just over the bridge to Skye and close to the water.

9. King Haakon

The Pier, Kyleakin, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$173 +44 1599 534164
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

King Haakon

Reviewed By FluffChucker - North West England

Value for money and good friendly service. Would personally recommend the seafood platter and the Pinnacle beer from the local Cullin Brewery!

10. Castle Moil Restaurant

Kyleakin, Kyleakin IV41 8PL, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish, International Lunch, Dinner +44 1599 534164
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Castle Moil Restaurant

Reviewed By foster1605 - Fort William, United Kingdom

Stopped for lunch this large spacious restaurant. Good selection on offer, wife had nice large plate of tasty mussels and a Cappuccino but I don't know why they charged her nearly £3 for the Cappuccino! I had very nice panini and a pot of tea priced fairly. Staff were good and very friendly. Only down side the Gents toilets were disgustingly smelly.

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