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Stein Inn, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

Stein Inn

4.2
4.2
175 Reviews
£25 and under
Shellfish
The oldest inn on the Isle of Syke. We are located on the shores of Loch Bay gifting us with beautiful views towards the Outer Hebrides. Offering simple and honest dishes using local ingredients that well suit everyone's taste - especially the seafood enthusiast. Local seafood straight from the Loch - some of the world's finest!
Traditional and modern interiors with a garden that offers the Loch views. Log fires and music. Welcoming hospitality - ye ole door is always open. Food is the ingredient that binds us all together and no road is too long for good company. Dogs and children welcome.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Shellfish, Scottish, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:30–14:30 Dinner Wed–Sun 17:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    01470 592362

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Isle Of Skye

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 175 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I have been to this restaurant a few times and the food has been excellent. But on this occasion it was terrible poor food quality and service!! Would not recommend !! Very poor.
  2. SW

    SandraW

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The setting is beautiful. Good and friendly service and good food. The mussels where really tasty!
  3. AU

    AlisonU

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, atmospheric in sunshine or rain. Food fabulous.
  4. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious seafood. My only criticism is that they tried to add too many flavours to what was classic seafood. Mayonnaise would have been a perfect accompaniment with the langoustine instead they served it with yoghurt and plum! Didn’t spoil it but…… Again with the mussels there was an aniseed flavoured herb which overpowered the sea taste! My fault I should have stuck with the classic cream sauce. We felt these additions were superfluous to the wonderful fresh seafood! Perhaps in order to justify the steep price!!!! Would recommend with caveats!
  5. CW

    CherylW

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend including Stein Inn in your holiday plans…make sure you book ahead so that you don’t miss out!
  6. TM

    TracyM

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An eclectic inn serving a menu of seafood and a couple of burgers. The food and service were excellent and it is set in an outstandingly beautiful bay. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
  7. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Superb service. I would have given 5 stars for the food except my husband was disappointed with his choice of langoustines as a starter. They were small and overcooked compared to other seafood restaurants we have tried on the Scottish West coast.
  8. AK

    AmandaK

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful old pub lovely friendly staff lunch choices disappointing no sandwiches or light bites that we could see so we ordered burgers. Venison burgers and chips were lovely as was the portobello mushroom burger . Our lunch came to £70+ for three so rather too expensive for a regular visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I chose the seafood banquet. Some of the best mussels I’ve ever had!!
  10. BP

    BruceP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a great night but we found the menu too limited. Only having venison burger as a meat option and three of the dishes requiring considerable work in shelling ,mussells, crab and lobster our choices were very limited. A steak option would have been nice and more seafood that didn't need shelling ie scallops,local fish etc All in all though a lovely night Bruce and Julie
  11. C

    Charlie

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood in a location that would be hard to beat.
  12. AO

    AndrewO

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal, so much so we booked to go back the next day and was equally impressed
  13. JA

    JillA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location and ambient restaurant. Food delicious and super fresh that combined with very friendly staff made for a lovely evening so would highly recommend 👍
  14. D

    Darrenlc

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice food although they ran out of langoustines before we ordered which was disappointing considering we had an early booking.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pristinely fresh seafood
  16. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent food with great quality crab (the medium size was enough for a very healthy portion for one) and mussels. Service was quite slow, though this appeared to be a one-off problem.
  17. J

    Josd

    Scot. Islands

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had seafood so good. Limited menu but unbelievable.
  18. CC

    ColinC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Compared to the same time last year (when we weren't long out of lockdown), the food choice was very limited; predominantly shellfish (no fish) and a choice between a venison burger or a vegetarian option. We didn't fancy the shellfish, so went for venison burgers. However, those turned out to be quite dry and not really worth £19 each. The service was also quite slow and there were noticeably fewer people in and around the pub compared to last year. We had made another booking to go for our wedding anniversary, but decided to cancel. A great shame.
  19. MS

    MatteaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our lunch, can't recommend enough, incredibly friendly staff and freshest seafood I have ever had!
  20. CR

    CraigR

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, fresh great food, Langoustines and Pannacotta unbelievable
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late lunch and it was superb
  22. BR

    BobR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh testing food that’s honest. Highly recommend it. Location also perfect.
  23. C

    Cathalexa

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely surroundings and great food. Recommended for seafood lovers
  24. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend
  25. CO

    ChrisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful views, what more could one ask for?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Scot. Islands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location was absolutely breathtaking beautiful, the Inn doesn’t look like much and the inside is very quaint and lots of little nik naks are on display everywhere, Charlie and her staff though make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in, we were treated like family, super friendly and they couldn’t do enough to make sure our night was special, handwritten menus are a nice touch, simple and straightforward, we had Langoustines to start, very messy, however they were absolutely beautiful and well worth the mess, then my wife and her friend had the Venison burger, they said it was really tasty and they really enjoyed it. I had the medium lobster with accompaniments (broccoli, onions, plum and a tarragon sauce, absolutely heaven, best lobster I’ve ever tasted in my 53 yrs on this planet. The chips that I ordered as a side were hand cooked and freshly made, not frozen or shop bought, my mate had the mussels with a side portion of chips, the garlic wine sauce was absolutely amazing and we all dipped what we could find to finish the sauce after the mussels were eaten. The sticky toffee pudding with the salted caramel sauce was absolutely out of this world, as was the cheeseboard. This is a wee hidden gem of a restaurant, an absolute must to try, if you like amazing tasty seafood then it’s not going to disappoint, Charlie and her team will really look after you and even though there was some negative reviews, I’m glad we took the gamble, as we felt like we had won the lottery after we left that night Thank you to Charlie and her team, you made our holiday on Skye perfect. 💚
  27. NF

    NancyF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our lunch. We were initially surprised at the limited menu. Only shellfish and a venison burger. I went out of my comfort zone and ordered mussels in garlic cream sauce. My husband had lobster. They were both incredible!
  28. S

    Scotty

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived for booking but pub was closed. No prior warning.
  29. IS

    InspectorSkye

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    All staff apart from the delightful Italian gentleman were not that friendly or engaging and never smiled! Our first engagement with staff was being totally ignored by one waitress, this was swiftly followed by another young waitress with a plate of food who said “I’m going out there” as we stood near the please wait to be seated sign near the door. A “good evening/hello someone will be with you in a minute, or if I can just come through with these, I’ll be right with you” would have been much more welcoming especially if there had been a smile. Menus were virtually unreadable they were so badly handwritten and then poorly photocopied. I know with Covid restaurants used single use menus, but these were being reused and tatty My order arrived incorrect even though the gentleman double checked our order. I pointed this out to a waitress who then asked if I wanted a complete new meal, which given my allergy was a yes - to be fair it was redone and they did apologise. Mum struggled deshelling her meal, so the lovely gentleman assisted her and was very entertaining. The food we ate was nice, but it appeared there was one vegetarian meal, one meat meal (these were burgers) and the rest shellfish and that was limited to about 3 dishes. We were sat in the kitchen end and there was only one other couple in there, we could hear music from the kitchen and at one point there was quite loud talking as there was several staff/others in the kitchen. The general mood amongst staff wasn’t great and this created an poor atmosphere. We decided not to stay for a dessert. I think the lovely Italian gentleman was the FoH manager? as he was pointing out things that should have been done with the other staff and checking in with them about what needed doing, I scored the customer service purely on the attention and help the lovely gentleman gave us, sorry I didn’t get his name. Overall a rather disappointing experience. I won’t be recommending Stein Inn to my guests.
  30. G

    Glen

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous setting for a cosy lunch or dinner, we went for lunch. The menu was hand written which was a nice touch. It was a minimal menu but to be expected with fresh seafood. I went for the medium crab and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. My Fiancé had a small lobster and loved it.
  31. HM

    HilaryM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous, fresh seafood in a beautiful setting. Cheeseboard was full of local produce and lived the extra flavours and textures .
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, lovely people, gorgeous location.
  33. D

    Disappointed

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Reserved 6 months ago, kept waiting 15 min for seating. Waited 15 minutes before drink order taken. 15 minute wait before drinks arrived. 30 minute wait for dinner, no cutlery when finally brought. It was just fish and chips. Had to prompt server to check on order. Half way through dinner before second drink arrived. The couple next to us were ask to move to an adjacent table half way though a mussel eating dinner to accommodate a large group coming in. They were upset and refused. The entertainment was as amateur as the service. Not appropriate for instilling an ambient pub experience. A generally disjointed effort by staff to make their guests feel attended to. A lively, crowded pub atmosphere only works if it is well run and there were times when one server didn’t know what the other was doing. This is a symptom of poor management policies higher up. It was obvious that this establishment was having staffing issues and high turnover is suspected. We would not go back and would not recommend this establishment. The food was just OK, beer was warm and flat. Table wipe down between customers was token or non existent.
  34. MA

    MARKW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub, good food, amazing location. Booking essential.
  35. CS

    CraigS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a gem , limited but excellent menu with very fresh crab and langoustines, as well as venison burger. Staff were friendly and great atmosphere. Only slight niggle was I had to ask twice for crab utensils , which took a while
  36. S

    Stroma64

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you don’t like shellfish this might not be the best choice for dining. If, like us, you love it then book a table as quickly as you can because the food, service and atmosphere is first class. Staff are attentive and chatty and our lobster lunch was utterly delicious.
  37. DB

    DenisB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The food we had was really nice, quite expensive, but there wasn't enough choice so we were left disappointed.
  38. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Put on a table that was crammed in between two others, so that we were practically seated with one party and kept getting knocked by the other. Very limited menu for a pub and chaotic service. Couldn’t wait to leave.
  39. HJ

    HilaryJ

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Extremely limited menu and the combination of items in my dish really didn’t work. Service was ok, although we weren’t offered another drink, which was odd. Great location but the food didn’t warrant the drive to get there, sadly.
  40. RC

    RobinC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Venison burger was absolutely delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Stein Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01470 592362.

Stein Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Stein Inn

Waternish Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye IV55 8GA

Additional information

  • Area

    Isle Of Skye

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:30–14:30 Dinner Wed–Sun 17:30–20:30

  • Cuisines

    Shellfish, Scottish, Pub

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01470 592362

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