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Dining on Skye

We have a 20 day trip planned last of April through the first week of May. We should be on the Isle of Skye around the 30th of May and will stay 3 nights there. We have lodging reservations made but I have heard that I must make reservations for dining due to limited places to eat. Is this accurate?

Any suggestions on places to eat? We will be staying in the township of Glenhinnisdale about 5 miles fro Uig, 11 miles from Portree.

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We go to Scotland this summer. I have read the same about making advance reservations. I plan to, as food is an important factor on my trips. Some don’t care or are not advance planners and then I’m sure u won’t starve, but you may not get to eat at the places and times you want to. I have emailed the B&B’s we are staying at to ask about good dining options. We are staying in Portree, which I understand can be very crowded. I will be making advance reservations! In the town u are staying in, it could be different, but there also won’t be as many dining options as in Portree.

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If you find yourself in the area of Eilean Donan Castle (on the mainland, near Kyle of Lochalsh bridge), the Dornie Hotel has a nice relaxed restaurant and pub, very popular with locals, nothing fancy but good food and good value.

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Thanks for the info. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to email the B&B's and ask about this.

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Yes, make dinner reservations or be disappointed. Three of the best meals we had in Scotland were in Portree.

Scorrybreac is Micheline-rated and exceptional. I made reservations via email several weeks in advance.

See Breezes is on the waterfront and informal but stellar. Can't remember how I made the res. I think was may have done so the day prior.

Our final meal was at Dulce & Brose, again exceptional. Res made the morning prior, as I recall.