Local Produce

Did you know that Skye has an Oyster Bar at Carbost? Do go there – not just oysters but lots of seafood, game etc. You can have a takeaway style meal there – p;enty of seating. Visit Talisker Distillery at the same time.

And now we have two more distilleries to visit, Torabhaig, Sleat and the first legal distillery on Raasay plus a gin school run by Isle of Skye Distillers.

At Reraig, the Spar shop has a remarkable range of groceries and long opening hours so you can always pick up those extras.

in Kyle, Lochalsh butchers is very good at sourcing local meat and fish.

Buth Bheag the wee seafood bar & deli has an extensive range of goodies. 

There are supermarkets in Kyle, Broadford and Portree and many local and community shops. Every Thursday in the summer in Portree local growers have a farmers market – here you can buy locally grown, picked that morning, fresh vegetables. On Tuesday’s you find a local produce market at the Glendale Hall.

We urge our guests to use the great local produce:

Eating Out

We try to leave menus of local restaurants in the house so you can see what is on offer.

In general restaurants will welcome well behaved children but some pub licences will require them to leave the premises before 9pm. Many pub/restaurants welcome dogs.

Our favourites:

Balmacara Hotel. Our local. Ignore the large restaurant serving the hotel. Go in the side door with the Public Bar sign and you are in for a pleasant surprise. The bar/restaurant is newly refurbished and provides good quality food. There is a log fire and you are welcome to bring your dog with you.

Plockton Inn. There is a restaurant (book) and a bar serving the same food at the same prices. Their seafood is excellent. You can take your dog into the bar.

Plockton Hotel. Good quality food served well.

Plockton Shores Restaurant, Plockton. High quality food served with a modern twist.

Taste of India, Kyleakin (turn right beyond the bridge). Good Indian Restaurant to eat in or take-away. Food is cooked fresh so you’ll wait for your take-away.

Hectors Bothy, Kyle of Lochalsh. Unpretentious family dining at good prices. Hectors 2 Go is also the local fish and chip shop but when closed the Bothy will do take-aways on request.

Dornie Inn. Full Restaurant or pub food. Bar is dog friendly and child friendly early evening.

Kintail Lodge Hotel. Classic locally sourced food. (Michelin star 2010-2017) Dog friendly in bar.

Glen Elg Inn. Good Scottish food cooked to order and decently priced. The log fire has a dogs basket in front of it but they have a policy that no dogs should be allowed in during food service; Lunch  12.30 – 2.30pm, Dinner 6.30-9pm. Dogs are welcome in the large garden, where food is served.

Hotel Eilean Iarmain, IsleornsayUnfortunately we cannot allow dogs into any of the areas where food is served.  They are however allowed outside where we have tables for guests”

Loch Bay Restaurant, Stein, Isle of Skye (Michelin star 2020)
Three Chimneys, Dunvegan (3 AA rosettes).
Toravaig House Hotel, Sleat (2 AA Rosettes, Informal Fine Dining Hotel of the Year – National Winner 2019) 
Duisdale House Hotel, Isle Ornsay (2 AA Rosette restaurant)
Tingle Creek HotelErbusaig
Coruisk House, Elgol


Pizzajo, Ardelve [just before Dornie]).    Takeaway organic pizzas, pick your own topping (vegan and gluten-free available). Open 0800 – 1700 (Sundays until 1300). Take a walk along the shore at Ardelve and pick up one for lunch, or take-away at 5pm for an early dinner.

Hectors Bothy and Hectors 2 Go, fish and chips, Kyle

Chinese takeaway, Kyle

Indian Restaurant, Kyleakin (over Skye Bridge, turn right)

Cafesia (Pizzas and Fish & chips, restaurant & takeaway).

The Croft Cafe, Duirinish