As a followup to our successful What to do in winter on Skye feature and your feedback, we thought it would be a good idea to pull together a full list of places to eat and drink in that are open over the winter.
Photo by Linda Ridsill-Smith
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OldByreSkye Gallerys & Cafe, Ose
Waterside Bistro & Gallery, Dunvegan
Mor Books & Windrush Cafe & Studio, Struan
Cafe Arriba, Portree
Pubs & Inns
The Old Inn, Carbost
Stein Inn, Waternish
Edinbane Inn, Edinbane
The Isles Inn, Portree
Duisdale House Hotel and Restaurant, Sleat.
The Islay Restaurant, Toravaig House Hotel, Sleat
The Old School House, Dunvegan
The Three Chimneys,Colbost
Bosville Hotel, Portree
Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree
Kinloch Lodge, Sleat
Broadford Hotel, Broadford
The Oyster Shed, Carbost
OLD BYRESKYE GALLERY & CAFE, Ose
Open: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (from 2pm)
Closed Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday morning.
Winter hours: 11-4pm
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, Dunvegan
Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (evening only) and for Sunday Lunches, throughout November and December.
Special Festive menus though December – check website.
Open Christmas Day 12.30 – 3pm
WATERSIDE BISTRO & GALLERY, (Atholl Service Station), Dunvegan
Open generally throughout winter except January and February.
MOR BOOKS &THE WINDRUSH CAFE STUDIO, Struan
Tuesday – Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am – 4.30pm
November & December 2013: 11am – 4pm
January and February 2014: closed
STEIN INN, Waternish
Winter opening times:
Lunch: Mon – Thurs, 12pm -2.30pm
Bar Lunch: Saturday: 12pm – 2.30pm; Sunday: 12.30pm – 3pm
Bar Supper: Mon- Thurs and Sunday: 5.30pm – 8pm; Friday & Saturday: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
THE THREE CHIMNEYS, Colbost
Executive Chef & Director – Michael Smith
Dinner only: 6.15 – 9.45pm
Closed December and January
EDINBANE INN, Edinbane
Closed until December 2013
Open for Xmas food 13th to 24th December.
Bar open from 5pm
Normal opening times from 19th January 2014 onwards.
THE OLD INN, Carbost
Open daily from 12pm to 8pm (restaurant) and until 10pm (bar).
CUILLINS HILLS HOTEL, Portree
Open throughout the winter: 6pm – 8.30pm
BOSVILLE HOTEL, Portree
Chandlery Restaurant or Bistro Restaurant:
Open throughout the winter but Booking essential
CAFE ARRIBA, Portree
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays during the winter.
THE OYSTER SHED, Carbost
Open throughout the winter for Oyster, Fish, Cheese & Game
THE ISLES INN, Somerled Square, Portree,
Open as normal throughout winter for pub lunches, evening meals and bar menu.
DUISDALE HOUSE HOTEL, Sleat
Restaurant Open: Daily: Lunch is served from 12.30 – 2.30 and dinner from 6.30 pm – 9pm.
THE ISLAY RESTAURANT, TORAVAIG HOUSE HOTEL, Sleat
Open: Lunch is served from 12.30-2.00 and dinner is from 6.30-8.30 pm. Booking advisable.
KINLOCH LODGE, Sleat
Open: Throughout the winter; Booking advisable.
Open: Lunch and Evening Meals.
BROADFORD HOTEL, Broadford
Open:Lunch and Evening Meals served in the Gabbro Bar from 6 October through the winter.
There’s a lot to do on Skye throughout the winter, whatever the weather, so you’ll be needing somewhere to refuel from time to time or just for the sheer pleasure of being catered for!
If we’ve missed your cafe, restaurant, pub or food place, please let us know and we will add you to the list.
There is some amazing food to be found on the Isle of Skye