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Kylesku Hotel, Kylesku, Sutherland

Kylesku Hotel

4.5
4.5
73 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Kylesku Hotel’s restaurant serves the best quality local ingredients to bring out their wonderful fresh flavours. You’ll find ultra-local seafood straight from the loch, fish from nearby coastal waters, and pork and beef from our crofter neighbours, all served to mouth-watering perfection. We strive to source from sustainable local producers wherever possible, whether for the restaurant or our well-stocked bar. Meet our suppliers and enjoy discovering the best of Scotland’s larder.


Happy dogs are very welcome in the restaurant and bar until 7pm only. After this the restaurant gets quite busy with dinner reservations so for safety reasons we ask that they stay at home or remain in your room until after dinner walkies.

If you have an allergy, or would rather not be seated near dogs, please do let us know in advance and we shall do our best to seat you appropriately.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Fish

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Bar Daily 12:00–22:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01971 910047

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Achiltibuie

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Fruits de Mer - amazing and filling. I sat at the window staring out a the spectacular view of the loch. The restaurant was busy but not noisy and the staff made me and my Labrador very welcome. I would definitely recommend this restaurant it’s well worth a visit.
  2. k

    kptnciam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice spot and restaurant with great views, ambience, location, service and food. We ordered a seafood platter to share, which was good, maybe a little too expensive for our experience, but not excessively so. It’s also a good restaurant to stop by for dinner if you’re doing a loop-route through the north-west coast from/to Ullapool (that’s what we did). Would go back!
  3. S

    Seekingfresh

    Inverness

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We make a trip to this lovely place every year and have made wonderful memories time and time again with the majesty of the view and the excellent food. We were shocked to see the huge price increases on a less innovative menu and to have just ok food served at five star pricing. £24 for a burger? £10 for soup starter and £3 for a few slices of white bread to go with it? No wonder there was a crowd on the deck soaking up the view, eating and drinking nothing and two tables eating inside. There are so few options in the area so if you book to eat here, you’re stuck. The service was impeccable but sadly we won’t be back. The new owners do not understand the old charm and tradition of this place and it is a great loss to the area. We really will miss it, how cozy, comfortable and lively it was. How generous the kitchen was in quality and quantity presented. Everything has changed, except the view. It is no longer worth the trip to spend so much for so little.
  4. GC

    GregC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Been there 3 times over a lot of years. Our expectations were high 3rd time but we found the prices had sky rocketed, food good, wine choices and prices were not flash.
  5. TW

    TrevorW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For what I got a budger with frozen fries for £25 is a little extreme on value for money best part of the burger was the side salad
  6. CC

    ChristineC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All fish dishes excellent . Burgers with brisket very salty and diners couldn’t finish them because of this.
  7. SM

    StuartM

    North Scotland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful area, food was excellent, staff very friendly and efficient.
  8. O

    Omcelr

    North Scotland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A very good experience with good food, efficient and friendly service at a wonderful location; is beginning to get rather expensive though.
  9. EW

    EllyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and warm friendly service in the most beautiful setting.
  10. M

    Mum61

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Food delicious.
  11. TN

    TaniaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round experience. The food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxed.
  12. JF

    JennyF

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honeymoon!
  13. GA

    GillianA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with friendly staff. Food was really good. Just seemed to bring the meals out quite quickly, needed to leave a bit more time between starters and mains.
  14. FR

    FrancisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One thing was bad : with a plateau de fruits de mer my wife asked to have some bread and…. It was 3.5 pounds charged !!!!
  15. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We arrivered early for our booking and was shown to our table straight away. We were pleased with that as we wanted a G & T before ordering our meal and wine. The waiting staff plus manage came up to us serveral times wanting us to order our dinner. In the end the manage said as we were early he would leave us for a few minutes. This put a dampers on the eveing straight away. We finally gave in and ordered our dinner and wine. The meal was excellent. The Kylesku has always been a special place for us, we always stop there either to stay over night or just for dinner. As the evening started off badly I dont think we will go there again, even though the food was exellent. Would I recommend the Kylesku, I am not sure.
  16. NW

    NickW

    North Scotland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and first class service but the room acoustics not great.
  17. GS

    GraemeS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food good. Setting stunning. Service very poor.
  18. DH

    DebraH

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Lovely staff and nice food although my hot smoked trout was icy cold. My husband had fish of day, sea bass, which he said was lovely. Restaurant was very cold as although sunny and mild outside, the cold wind was blowing through all the open windows. Brrr!! Beautiful views in a beautiful area. We would go back as we enjoyed the overall atmosphere.
  19. s

    simong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning location, very friendly staff and delicious food - a must visit place if you are touring the West of Scotland.
  20. TW

    TracyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A gem of a restaurant with the most outstanding views across the sea and mountains. This alone was worth the drive but the seafood, cooked to perfection, was superb. Our party of four ate different dishes and all agreed on the high quality of their choice. I would return any day except living in Norfolk might make that difficult!
  21. PV

    PeterV

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Superb food - not cheap but the mussels were excellent. Great service in the restaurant but waited far too long for a coffee in the bar. Location is amazing with views out over the loch
  22. YP

    YorkshirePud

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Eaten here for many years on our holidays. The place has changed a lot but food has always been great, on the expensive side but worth it for the view and atmosphere. We were warned beforehand that prices have rocketed under the new owners, but willing to pay for good food. Husband not a massive seafood lover but there has always been plenty choice. He struggled to choose starter and main. Starter for both of us was beautiful, as was dessert. Seriously let down by the Monkfish Curry at £27 a head. We were told it was a creamy curry and it definitely wasn’t. It was 5 pieces of rubber each, way overcooked and possibly added to the vegan curry which was lower down on the menu, nothing creamy about it. Very disappointing main course and possibly the worst curry either of us has ever eaten in a restaurant. Clean restaurant, friendly staff, fantastic views. We’ll be back next time in the hope that our dreadfully disappointing meal was a blip. £100+ for a lunch for 2 was a difficult pill to swallow.
  23. MP

    MarkP

    North Scotland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem and I can see why booking is essential... Well worth the trip.
  24. DJ

    DJones

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Lunch 30th May 2022. A completely different experience to our last meal in November 2021 (and previous to that) so much so we thought the owners had changed hands again. We were told lack of staff was the problem. It seemed no one was in charge. The mood was low. The only bright one was the youngest waiter. The drinks menu was completely uninteresting (Where are all the local beers? And the wonderful mocktails?) My ginger beer was served in a dull glass, 3/4 full, no bottle and no ice was offered. Four out of five of our group chose to eat vegetarian. When I asked for the vegan menu (there was one in November) the older waiter, irritated with the question, said there is a vegan option on the main menu. The veg' coconut curry served with dry white bread spread with pesto (??!) was really odd. A pathetically small serving. The 'sweet potato' which was in fact under cooked carrot and was inedible. We sent it back and they knocked it off the bill. The veg' gnocchi was served swimming on a plate with the consistency of baby food. A one dimensional, sloppy, tomato sauce with a few rubbery black olives thrown in. It was disgusting. No salad, no garnish, no love or care put into this dish whatsoever. The avocado leafy salad was tasteless and greasy (the dressing should be served on the side) and the 3 pieces of avocado hidden at the bottom of the bowl were speckled brown. The chips were ok, but a stingy serving for £5. Kylesku Hotel is a seafood based restaurant no doubt, but the owners are short sighted to treat vegetarians and vegans with little thought. Inevitably there will be a veggie in the party these days. Kylesku Hotel has always been expensive, but it's now ridiculous. The setting by the sea loch is of course lovely, but this alone doesn't warrant the prices or poor service. We're local to the area and have a small self-catering holiday business. After years of singing Kylesku Hotel's praises, sadly we will have to steer our guests elsewhere.
  25. AS

    AquaSuliser

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite places, but living 640 miles away we don't get to visit often! First visit for a while, and since new ownership. It did not disappoint. Wonderful quality food from a wide, imaginative menu, beautifully cooked and presented; friendly and helpful staff; lovely informal atmosphere - with of course, its best feature, that amazing view. Still love it and hope to visit again as soon as we can. Thank you Kylesku Hotel - a very special place for us.
  26. D

    Diamondgirl1

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very popular . Need to book . Beautiful views . Friendly service . Great choice of seafood in particular Very enjoyable but rather overpriced for much of the menu but a lovely treat . .
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    North Scotland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood especially the scallops.
  28. ST

    ShaneT

    North Scotland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    With the benefit of over 10 years of dining at Kylesku, I’m sad to report a fall in standard of both food and service. It’s such a special place . It is so very evident that the new owners have lost sight of the very things that made the hotel special . Must try harder !!
  29. BB

    BruceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our first visit in February to now the kylesku has really impressed me with their menu! We will return. Our waiter Steven (I think) was absolutely brilliant, top bloke to serve us!. Many thanks
  30. Y

    Yellowboy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nicely prepared seafood options and a delicious and very well prepared vegetarian option for my partner.
  31. L

    Lizzielupin

    North Scotland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great setting ! The food was lovely and service excellent. We really appreciated it being dog friendly too.
  32. RG

    RobbieG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambience were perfect for our quiet break. Outstanding hotel
  33. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner, fantastic views across the Loch and the staff were very attentive and friendly. A memorable evening with friends in a remarkable setting.
  34. LB

    LondonBlonde

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited whilst on holiday - spectacular views, friendly service and amazing seafood. We had prawns, mussels and the stand out dish was the scallops. All fresh from the loch. Recommend booking ahead as it was busy on a Tuesday lunchtime.
  35. WA

    WilliamA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We chose the mixed seafood to share. it was amazing and the staff were great. struggled getting into the crab and they prepared it for us, We would highly recommend this dining experience.
  36. KM

    KathyM

    North Scotland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful place, great view, good food, warm welcome and exceptional value with loyalty card. Will be returning, definitely.
  37. DC

    DougC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting overlooking the loch, nice surroundings in restaurant, friendly and attentive staff and delicious food.
  38. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service We had oysters to start and then went for a shared Fruit de Mer. Quality of food and service were excellent
  39. KW

    KateW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Amazing location and beautiful dining room The food is ok but not top notch and it is very pricey for what it is. Under new ownership so maybe they are finding their feet and the restaurants can return to it's former glory as an exceptional place to enjoy sea food Definitely worth a visit for the location alone.
  40. RA

    RogerA

    North Scotland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb setting overlooking Loch with excellent fresh sea food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Kylesku Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel Kylesku, Sutherland IV27 4HW

Additional information

  • Area

    Achiltibuie

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Bar Daily 12:00–22:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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