I was determined to visit Skerries Bistro during this trip to Orkney. Regretting that I’d not followed the road signs last time, then hearing how good it was, it was high on my list for this visit.
We decided on a day trip from Kirkwall taking in Orkney Fossil Centre, Tomb of the Eagles, Tomb of the Otters and Skerries Bistro.
Arriving for a late lunch, the building looked modern with a viewing platform looking over the Pentland Firth and its wildlife.
There is also a small ‘dining pod’ that can be booked by a maximum of 8 people for a fish & seafood tasting experience. It has glass windows all round and sits in front of the main restaurant.
I like the food in Orkney and chose a prawn salad. Very nicely presented, it had the usual salad ingredients and also contained fruit. A picture in itself, the salad was very nice, especially compared to that served in some other restaurants. Considering that the meals were reasonably priced, the quantity of prawns was excellent and my dining companion just had to share some of them.
At the end of a long, winding, single track road, you could wonder where you were going… the drive is very worthwhile for both the food and the scenery. Of course, while you’re there, you can visit the Tomb of the Otters on the same site.
Service was friendly and we were greeted and shown to a table as soon as we arrived. Skerries Bistro is definitely at the top of my list for eating out during our next (2018) trip to Orkney
notes: a small car park, good access to the building.
opening: April to September, varied hours, suggest checking.