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The Schoolhouse Restaurant - CLOSED

John o' Groats, John O'Groats KW1 4YS, Scotland
+44 1955 611714
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 Dec 2017
“Overwhelming hospitality”
5 Nov 2012
“Closed down”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
John o' Groats, John O'Groats KW1 4YS, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

As part of a fairly large group we had the most amazing experience at this family run business. It is truly wonderful to see this business re-appear and indeed it was in my pre Tridadvisor days when, as part of a family group, we had...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 5 November 2012

How sad that this excellent restaurant has now closed down. It was the best restaurant for miles. Run excellently by a mother and son, who produced wonderful meals on each visit.

1  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Really quirky place with eccentric service but loved the ambience and food. Sadly I am told this is now closed although I don't have that confirmed. Definitely a good place to eat but book first.

Thank LIN M
Reviewed 23 April 2012

great food all home made and the staff were very friendly, the shop next to it was lovely selling lots of home grown produce well worth a visit

Thank cathyThursoscotland
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Good honest home cooking by owner and son. Will open to suit the customer if given notice. Great food at realistic prices.

Thank Compo-in-Caithness
Reviewed 11 November 2011

Nice atmosphere and wonderful old fashioned food with a scottish flair. Quality sourced produce and excellent cooking skills in a relaxing environment. Has a private room for events, special occasions ect..... Nice owners with the family feel and very family friendly.

Thank tracybmiller30
Reviewed 19 October 2011

It looks like 10 reviews for this place with 5 starts for everything. It is an amazing place. Somewhat difficult to find, with a door that you have to force open and makes you think itis shut. It is a truly unique little restaurant. We...More

Thank M_and_D29
shrjog, Owner at The Schoolhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2011

Thank you for your review - we're delighted that you had such a good experience. You will be happy to learn that the front door has been fixed by a very kind friend and it should not be such an ordeal to get in in...More

Reviewed 15 October 2011

Do not be put off by the outside of the hard to find Schoolhouse - its well worth the effort with a warm welcome from Chef and Son in a nice setting. The food is the star fine honest cooking in the best sense, made...More

Thank APWLondon
Reviewed 26 August 2011

A little hard to find restaurant but glad we made the effort. The restaurant is lovely and tastefully decorated and the burning fireplace made it romantic. The food was excellent !! Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. And even though the hosts were busy,...More

Thank isabellamalta
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We have eaten here about a dozen times now and have never been disappointed. Freshest food available and the menu changes daily, very reasonably priced also. Service is second to none, possibly the best restaurant we have ever eaten in (and we are not very...More

Thank bridgend350
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  • Address: John o' Groats, John O'Groats KW1 4YS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  John O'Groats
  • Phone Number: +44 1955 611714
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