Food and drink
Broadford is well placed on Skye because Portree, the Cuillin, Carbost, Elgol, the Sleat Peninsula and Plockton are all within easy travelling distance and they all, along with Broadford itself, boast some wonderful restaurants, cafes and hostelries. Scottish cuisine has changed dramatically in recent years and you can choose from a range of excellent eateries from Michelin star, AA Rosette, traditional and contemporary Scottish, stunning seafood, Spanish, Indian and more. You can sample local real ales in any number of pubs and many have whisky shelves which could keep connoisseurs occupied for years. There are quirky cafes, funky tea rooms or for a more elegant experience wonderful old hunting lodge hotels for a dainty afternoon tea.
There are a number of local taxi firms who can fetch you after a good night out.
Buy your own
If you would like to buy your own local food for cooking in then take a look at this website http://www.tastelocal.co.uk/skye/outlets/producers.html where you will find a list of local producers whom you can contact directly prior to your stay.
For seafood you can order fresh langoustines from the Top Shop /Post Office in Broadford, or buy a selection of locally caught produce at the Seafood Shack at the Claymore just down the road, Buth Bheag in Kyle of Lochalsh or at Just Hooked in Portree.
Cafes and restaurants
There are too many to list but here is a selection to choose from in the Broadford area, south Skye and Lochalsh. All are within 2 to 30 minutes drive and those in Broadford are in walking distance.
- The Hebridean Hotel – unfussy pub style fare, real ales and a good whisky selection. Also offer take-away and conveniently located 100m from Waterside.
- Red Skye – Scottish restaurant a couple of miles down the road towards the bridge
- Deli Gasta – café and deli
- The Claymore – pub/restaurant just down the road with real ale and seafood
- Broadford Hotel and the Gabbro Bar
- Harbour Lights – Spanish and Scottish restaurant
- Café Sia – wood fired pizzas, light meals and good coffee
- The Blue Shed Cafe – Torrin
- Coruisk House restaurant
- Cuillin View café
- Duisdale Hotel
- Kinloch Lodge
- An Crùbh café and shop
- Isle Ornsay Hotel and Am Praban bar
Kyle of Lochalsh:
- Waterside Restaurant – specialises in seafood and Scottish fare
- Taste of India (nearer Kyleakin, this side of the bridge) – also take away
- Plockton Inn – great pub and seafood restaurant
- Plockton Hotel
- Plockton Shores restaurant