Eating Out on Skye

The Isle of Skye is a natural larder and there are so many wonderful places to eat, yet most people only know about the ‘top’ restaurants (there are a few now!) or those located further north on the island. Here on South Skye we have plenty of choice too, so you won’t be stuck no matter what time of day you’re looking to dine. Here are some recommendations from us:

New to the Scene – The Sprig (Broadford)

A warm atmosphere and a plate full of local produce awaits you at Skye’s latest dining experience, The Sprig restaurant, in Broadford. An island welcome, a well-stocked bar and a tantalising menu are on offer in this converted Church building that has history and connection and therefore sure to be a much loved hang out for locals and tourists alike as it establishes itself on the Skye dining scene. Why not be among the first to try it out?

All Day Dining at Kinloch Lodge

Chef Jordan Webb now leads Kinloch Lodge’s kitchen, where the team passionately emphasizes locally sourced ingredients. Key components journey only a short distance to your plate. The ‘All Day Menu’ invites you to leisurely savour the ambiance of a traditional hunting lodge. Delight in plump, juicy mussels harvested merely miles away, relish the freshness of salad and herbs nurtured in Skye’s fertile soils, or indulge in Aberdeen Angus beef from the caring hands of the Mackinnon family in Torrin. With a focus on low food miles, a concise supply chain, and a commitment to animal welfare, your support of sustainable, local producers enhances the pleasure of your meal.

Afternoon Tea at Duisdale House Hotel

Indulging in afternoon tea during a leisurely holiday is such a treat and you won’t need to stray far to enjoy afternoon tea in elegance. Throughout Duisdale House Hotel, opulent wallpaper reminiscent of Hotel du Vin adorns the walls, while the generously proportioned sofas ensure even the tallest guests feel embraced. Whether nestled by the crackling fire in the lounge or basking in garden views from the Victorian-style conservatory on a sunny day, relaxation is assured. Duisdale House invites you to bask in its ambiance while savouring a delightful spread of teatime delights.

An Evening Meal at The Eilean Iarmain Hotel

Stay very local, to ensure your dining experience doesn’t feel rushed. Luckily, we can highly recommend our near neighbour! The Eilean Iarmain Hotel, or Isleornsay Hotel, is an enchanting privately owned hotel full of unique charm and character. There are two dining options. Book a table in the bar (Am Praban) or in the formal restaurant. The restaurant has a slightly more formal, vintage style and the bar is a relaxed, friendly place where you can linger by the open fire with a whisky in hand during the winter months. The bar comes alive in the summer months and you can linger awhile and enjoy a live music session delivered by talented local musicians…

The menu changes throughout the season, but has a focus on local seafood, game and meat. The puddings are a real highlight and are best washed down with a nip of one of their very own whiskies.

Sunday Roast at The Hebridean Inn, Broadford

Locals flock to the Hebridean Inn for the legendary Sunday Roast, which is served every Sunday from 12-3pm and we can highly recommend that you follow in their footsteps. The Hebridean Inn has a real sense of community spirit and is a place that is inspired by and loves to celebrate local produce, culture and folklore.