Old School Restaurant

Dunvegan, Dunvegan IV55 8GU
$$ Seafood

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Dunvegan, Dunvegan IV55 8GU
  • Cuisine: Seafood |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01470521421
  • Features: Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Vegetarian,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
spring/summer 17:00 - 22:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
Tuesday
spring/summer 17:00 - 22:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Nov. 1, 2021
Wednesday
spring/summer 18:00 - 22:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
Thursday
dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
Friday
spring/summer 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Nov. 30, 2021
Saturday
spring/summer 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
Sunday
spring/summer 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: May 17, 2021 - Nov. 1, 2021

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.56 out of 5 stars based on 400 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2021
Debbie T.
The food and service here couldn’t be any better. The whole experience was superb from start to finish

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2021
Ruth H.
Haggis and langoustines were our menu choices - both excellent and good portions. Make sure to book so you won’t be disappointed. Service is friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2021
Dawn M.
Staff were so friendly and the food was first class Would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2021
Kevin c.
Wonderful food very friendly and knowledgeable staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2021
Dianne T.
Everything was superb.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 16, 2021
Ian J.
Good food, excellent staff, very busy buzz about the restaurant. Happy to recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2021
Gary B.
Brilliant service! Our meal was well presented & perfectly cooked, portion sizes are quite generous. Also the ambience in the restaurant was very pleasant, even with the current Covid restrictions.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Fiona C.
Food was fantastic, lovely venue, friendly staff. Would definitely come back/recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Paul W.
The premises was spotlessly clean.There was a lovely atmosphere the staff were cheerful and full of smiles, they couldn't do enough for you. My wife had the mussels whilst I had the fish and chips which I struggled to finish due to the amount. Both meals were tasty, hot and good value for money. I would certainly eat at Old School Restaurant if in the area. Thank you to all the staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Siobhan M.
I had the Asian duck salad which was absolutely delicious, not a scrap left on my plate!! Followed by the beef cheek which was so tender and rich, melt in the mouth!! Couldn’t fault the service, friendly and efficient and the ambience was lovely too. Definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 31, 2021
Peter J.
Delicious meal. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Joy s.
Excellent meal and hosts, absolutely would recommend - thank you for a lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Richard M.
Lovely place and lovely staff food was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2021
Elaine W.
Food lovely and staff very attentive

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2021
Louise M.
Lovely meal and staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2021
Jill M.
Beautiful meal and fantastic service, highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2021
Barry J.
we've been in and out of this place over the last decade. it's well worth going to. i had the beef cheek which was delicious especially with the parsnip. i made a stupid error in the booking but even under pressure the staff fixed it. bravo

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2021
Kaitlyn G.
We heard great things about this restaurant and we were excited to try it whilst on the Isle of Skye. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting the Isle of Skye.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2021
Arumita S.
Awesome food and service. Friendly staffs. Will highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
Richard G.
Quality of food was excellent along with the service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 03, 2021
David B.
A thoroughly enjoyable meal, in these days of Covid restrictions everything was well managed. The staff were very good and service was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2021
Julie B.
There was a very good choice on the menu. We had the haggis to start with, followed by fish pie. They were both beautiful. Couldnt fault anything. Will definitely be back when we visit the Island again... just have to remember to book well ahead as it is so popular!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 09, 2021
Joyce M.
Friendly and efficient service with good quality freshly cooked food. A limited but acceptable amount of choice.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 25, 2021
ELIZABETH T.
Staff were so friendly and welcoming. I would have preferred more choice on the evening menu

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 04, 2021
Philip K.
Excellent service and food, we were seated before our booked time having arrived in the bar early. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. The only thing was it was a little noisy in the dining room as everyone is in the same room with no sound deadening or anything in-between tables, so that would be the only thing we could think of that needs improving.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 03, 2021
Daniele C.
This is a fantastic restaurant delivering up excellent food, I will highly recommend it to anyone visiting Skye. The service was superb, the servers were all attentive and polite, always smiling despite the restaurant being extremely busy.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2021
Penny C.
They did very well despite the situation of being short staffed and dealing with high volume of customers.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 18, 2021
STEPHEN A.
Lovely food in a lovely setting. Staff were great. Would highly recommend to others when holidaying on Skye.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2021
Nigel v.
More beers available - more specials left for later covers - very tasty, fresh, well flavoured and beautifully cooked food, good size portions, helpful and jokey staff. All in all a thoroughly excellent experience. Would definitely come back and make time, and space, for a pudding.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 2021
Caroline W.
Excellent food with a Great Atmosphere Delighted to find somewhere open to book on a Monday night! This place was rammed with as many locals as tourists and I’m not surprised. Large, barn-like, high ceilinged, old school room (menu is chalked on the still-remaining school blackboard!) managed to maintain a buzzy, fun feeling. Staff were delightfully exuberant and thoroughly efficient. Prices are reasonable and cooking is imaginative and very competent; ballotine of chicken stuffed with haggis and wrapped in bacon was super-tasty and ox cheek was so meltingly soft my partner didn’t need a knife. Ubiquitous sticky toffee pudding was a good one!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2021
Susan B.
Lovely meal with good service. Good attention to detail.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 26, 2021
Avril L.
My partner and I both had scallop starters and I found mine to be gritty, that was the only criticism of the meal. I had haddock coconut curry and my partner had beef cheek, both were delicious. My partner had crumble and custard, it was a generous portion, I had a taste and it was lovely. We had a lovely bottle of house white. The service from the waiter was excellent. Would definitely recommend

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 25, 2021
Joel F.
The place makes you feel very welcome. The politeness and courteousness of the staff was without fault. The food was simplicity at its best. Cooked to being just right. There was nothing over complicated, just a myriad of flavours of Scottish ingredients married perfectly together. The ambience of the place called for a perfect warm setting on a could rainy evening!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 17, 2021
Debbie T.
It was all very nice, however I felt the portions of cheese were on the small side.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 14, 2021
Andrew W.
Stay excellent, food very good, restaurant very nice. Only down side was that it was a horrible rainy cold day and the restaurant itself was very cold.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2021
Martin A.
My wife and I both enjoyed a rare three course meal at The Old School whilst on holiday. The food was very good, no real complaints at all. We started with a blue cheese on blue cheese salad (yes, you read that correctly) and an Asian duck salad for me. Both were lovely. Despite the strange abundance of blue cheese in the name, the salad was not overly powerful. A good blend of apple, cucumber, nuts and of course the cheese. Meanwhile my duck salad was crispy cuts of duck with greens, watermelon and nuts. It was a great way to start. Our mains were a sausage stuffed chicken daily special for me with local langoustines on a bed of boiled potatoes, beans and greens for my better half. The extras were ok but the shell fish spot on. My ballotine of chicken with sausage and bacon was cooked perfectly. Not so keen on the mash as it was very heavy. The charred mini cauliflowers were perfect though. I couldn't finish the dish but that was due to its size. Desert was a chocolate brownie with ice cream and a sticky toffee pudding with the same vanilla ice cream. Both were excellent. Not light but it's a holiday after all. With two drinks this cost about £75 which we thought excellent value. The only niggles were our desert order being misplaced and waiting for over 20 mins to arrive and the ambience. It is in an old school building after all and quite bright. It was fine when it was full but as more left it became a bit flat and the cleaning of tables is not conducive to the experience. Small gripes as the food was really very good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 08, 2021
Kirsty A.
Wonderful friendly service!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2021
Christine H.
The food was generally very good. We would have preferred the scallops served plain without the competing flavours of the sauce and chorizo, but that may just be personal taste.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 24, 2021
Lynn S.
Service was a little slow, restaurant was very busy, possibly 2 members of staff serving wasn't enough. Food was tasty though.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 10, 2021
Ken O.
Great meal at the Old School Service with a smile and a touch of humour Beef Cheek was superb Haggis and Neeps to start excellent Would definitely recommend

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2021
Rachel P.
More of your lovely cabbage next time please? The first encounter of the stern mature receptionist was frosty. Then the lovely friendly waiter from Madrid more than made up for that!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 13, 2021
roger m.
High quality local seafood, staff attentive and had a range of non-alcoholic drinks including mocktails. Service charge was optional not a std charge which we liked. Really good place.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 08, 2021
Menna P.
Friendly staff. Food served in restaurant ok but quite expensive. Takeaway food (haggis & fish & chips) disappointing. But hardly anywhere else to eat so not much option

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 04, 2021
Dennis L.
Only two non fish or non vegetarian meals on the menu. Disappointing.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 05, 2021
David T.
Good restaurant but a little chaotic. Very personable staff.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 08, 2021
Thomas M.
Overall a good evening. The service was great. The mussels were good, some baguette on the side would have been great to dunk into the sauce. The haggis as a main meal is a very big portion. My dessert, praline and chocolate chip ice cream was just too chunky

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
May 19, 2021
Gordon C.
Understandably covid is making everything different but we had a table for two, placed right in the corner. One of us had to face the corner. Felt table/chairs could have been better positioned. The fish curry was lacking ingredients - just some fish and tomatoes. I initially was served the veg curry by accident. I should have kept it, it looked better than the fish curry. The flat beard that was served along side the curry was brick hard - you couldn't eat it. I have visit Skye 2/3 times a year. Always visit the Old School, but every year I see the standards slipping, which is a shame, as I always loved your restaurant.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
May 16, 2021
Judith F.
Admittedly times are strange and it may well be that the staff were still settling down to resuming service, but there were a few errors.... no bread brought, incorrect order taken and then at the end given another table’s bill! That said, while not the most efficient, the staff were friendly and obliging and the food was good. One point, it was cold in the room, not really what we wanted having finally been allowed inside to eat!