Skerries Bistro, South Ronaldsay

Local food with a coastal view


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About the place:

Skerries Bistro situated on South Ronaldsay (part of the Orkneys) is a bespoke ‘all glass’ building located 80 metres from cliffs with panoramic views across the Pentland Firth.  Every table here has a sea view.  In the car park is a prehistoric tomb – the “Tomb of the Otters”.

Thanks to Steve Sankey of Orcadian Wildlife for showing us this restaurant.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Gannet, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Peregrine, Hen Harrier
  • Occasional Harbour Porpoise, Bottle-nosed Dolphin


  • Coast and cliffs
  • Excellent views from inside and out


  • Locally caught crab and lobster (landed at Burwick Harbour 2 miles away)
  • Home smoked fish – hot smoked salmon is a speciality
  • The Dining Pod experience offers a seafood tasting menu in a pod with all-round views
  • Fully licensed – local beer available.
  • Open: mid-March to mid-October
  • Accommodation: yes, (through Banks of Orkney)


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Location: Orkney, Scotland

  • Cleat, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2RW

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