Waterside Cafe Bistro & Gallery

Bistros & Brasseries

Main Road, Atholl Filling Station, Dunvegan, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8WA

    A warm welcome awaits you at Waterside Cafe Bistro & Gallery. Work by Local Artists is on display, at reasonable prices, which can be viewed in comfort whilst enjoying our delicious home cooking, espresso coffees, or something stronger from the bar.

    Our Gallery Bistro is at the rear of the forecourt of Atholl Filling Station, with stunning views of Loch Dunvegan from the cafe windows.

    We have a selection of Original Art work by Local Artists, at reasonable prices.  Several exhibitors also have their own Studio/Galleries, which we are delighted to direct our visitors to, where more of their work can be viewed. Although much of the subject matter is locally inspired, some of the Artists have varied their subjects to include Abstracts, Foreign scenes & Wildlife & their medium, to include Watercolours, Pastels & Acrylics.

    Offering visitors an extensive range of home made food, from a simple scone with our own homemade jam, or melt-in-the-mouth shortbread, through appetizing Soups & 'Lite Bites', to a full three course Dinner, we aim to please every requirement and taste.

    We serve delicious Espresso Coffees & an extensive selection of Teas, which, with our soft drinks, carefully selected Wine list & small, but well stocked Bar, means we can cater for any thirst

    There is a large Decking-area, with beautiful planting, for enjoying al fresco dining, or a cold, Local Skye Beer.  Steps lead into our 'Plants 'n Stuff plant centre, with garden furniture & ornaments, fruit & ornamental trees, perennials plants & shrubs. Selections can be paid for in our forecourt shop.

    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    We do close for approximately 4 weeks during Jan/Feb. we are closed on Sunday during November.

    Best for

    • Arts Venue The Art in the Gallery/Bistro is changed periodically, to provide viewing pleasure for regular customers, as well as visitors.
    • Breakfast
    • Budget Meals Our policy is to provide hearty, homemade meals, at reasonable prices, to appeal to everyone, including families & students, on a Budget. By cooking meals ourselves enables us to source food at the optimum seasonal price.
    • Lunches
    • Outstanding Views
    • Sourcing Policy - Local, Seasonal, Organic
    • Wine By The Glass


    • Highchair Available

    Dietary Options

    • Vegetarian Meals available

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi


    • Childrens Portions Available for under 12years old.
    • Gluten Free We are constantly sourcing more tasty dishes & cakes for visitors needing a Gluten Free diet. Already many items on our Menu, such as our homemade Pâtés & Curries, are G.F. & our delicious Chocolate cake is a favourite.
    • Organic Food We use our own organically grown salad leaves and tomatoes, as well as sourcing as much organic vegetables as possible
    • Outdoor dining area where smoking is permitted
    • Outside Catering Available Let us provide the catering for your meetings/seminars, etc. We can provide a delicious range of sandwiches and soups.
    • Patio/Beer Garden The Decking area has wonderful views over the Loch to the MacLeod Tables. With beautiful container planting, it's a perfect place to enjoy a cold drink & tasty food.
    • Takeaway food available
    • Vegetarian Most of our soups are suitable for vegetarians, as well as regular vegetarian dishes on the menu & at least one Special.

    Cuisine Types

    • Fish & Seafood With such an abundance of Seafood & Fish around, it obviously has to be included in the Menu. Our own recipe Seafood Chowder has become such a favourite it has been taken off the Specials' & included in the Main Menu.
    • Scottish Although we have a varied Menu, we pride ourselves on our Scottish dishes & enjoy giving visitors a real taste of Scotland.
    • Vegetarian/Vegan Vegetarians are very well catered for, and cooking our food ourselves means we can be certain of the ingredients used.


    • Smoking Restricted Although we will allow smoking in the outside Decking Area, it is only at the discretion of any other guests.

    Typical Prices

    • Dinner
    • Lunch

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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