Good basic eating

Good, straightforward food - at reasonable prices

Inside the cafe at An Crubh

If you are travelling up or down the backbone of Sleat on the A851, the cafe in the Duisdale community hub, An Crubh, is a great stop for refreshments. You'll find it just south of the turn off to Eilean Iarmain, set back on the west side of the road.

They offer breakfasts and brunch in the morning, soup and sandwiches from 11:00, and hot lunches from midday. There's local seafood, inventive vegetarian options, tasty burgers and excellent fish & chips.

Also in the buiding is a Post Office and a small shop selling local fruit and veg, interesting specialist foodstuffs and the usual general store range.

Aros Portree

The restaurant at the Aros Centre on the southern edge of Portree is basic, but it deserves a recommendation. It has the look of a large self-service motorway type operation, but there is table service throughout. There is a standard, plastic encapsulated menu with breakfasts, filled rolls, burgers, toasted sandwiches and the like. There are also plenty of good things chalked up on the blackboards.

The macaroni cheese is particularly fine...with chips, of course.


Stuart's Portree

The Chippy (formerly Stuart's) is at the top of Quay Brae in Portree. Great fish, great chips.  This is not the only fish and chip takeaway in the village, but it's the only one I ever use.

View from the Columba 1400 cafe

Columba 1400 is a leadership centre in Staffin that offers wonderful opportunities to young people from difficult backgrounds. You can find out lots about it from its own website.

More relevant to this guide is the fact that Columba 1400 has a great catering facility that is open to the public during the summer months. If you need to find a meal at the noth end of Trotternish, this should be your first choice.

Deli Gasta Broadford

Gasta is a treat. A sandwich and coffee place that really does everything very, very well indeed. You'll find friendly, efficient staff, a nice environment if you choose to eat in, glasses and jugs of cold water to help yourself to, some well selected Skye gifts and goodies to buy while you're there - but most importantly,

Sligachan Hotel

Seumas' Bar is the informal, fun and lively end of the famous Sligachan Hotel. Well used by visitors and mountaineers from the campsite across the road, the bar serves a good range of interesting and excellent meals at decent prices. The bar food classics - fish and chips, burgers etc. - are very well done. The rest of the menu is full of temptingly different stuff. Think restaurant rather than pub. The vegetarian section is happily not just all the usual stuff that veggie folk are bored with!