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The Lower Deck

$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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The Pier, Portree IV51 9DD, Scotland
+44 1478 613611
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Westfield, New Jersey
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here as our farewell to Skye meal looking for some seafood. My boyfriend is kosher and does not eat shellfish, but I love shellfish, so it was important we find a place with multiple options for both of us. Their menu didn't feature quite the amount of shellfish I was looking for (more along the lines of a... More 

Thank liztinabeth
Orange NSW
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't book ahead and there was a line outside despite the cool weather so we thought we'd try elsewhere on a Sunday night. Surprisingly, all places we tried were also full so we wandered back to the harbour to see how long the wait would be. Only about 20 minutes. The restaurant is small so it is understandable that... More 

Thank parks87
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunchtime menu was fine. My haggis with baked potato and salad was OK. Smoked mackerel salad likewise. Our meals came quickly but we were the first through the door at 12:20. Helpful warning from helpful staff that the midges were on their way back for the season.

Thank Leckhampton_2012
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband got two fish and chips.. We came in at 12 the start of lunch I believe ( Thursday ) and we had the food for about 10 past! It was fast and tasted amazing, what made it even better was how polite and kind the staff where! Place was busy at lunch but a young girl... More 

Thank lorraine_johnston1
Southampton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 1800 opening time with no reservations had a queue outside. Cullen skink was lovely but disappointed with the pudding Cranachan. A Glassful of whipped cream with 4 raspberries for £7.50. Really??

Thank Bridget S
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from our holiday in Skye and after walking around Portree, decided to stop for a bite to eat. We popped in on passing and had to wait outside for 5/10 for a table to come free as there in a no reservation policy. Service was fast and the food was really tasty. Reasonable value for money and we... More 

Thank Adam W
Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant by chance as it was one of the few facing the water front that served mussels that was open and not too crowded. After a long morning exploring Portree we were hungry and it was past lunch time. Quickly placed our order hoping for a fast meal. But after noticing both tables on either side that... More 

Thank Lee_family_219053
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In terms of expectations, the place is rather busy and they don't take reservations. The staff was apologetic to ask us to queue outside in the cold weather... Thankfully we got a table within 10 mins. The service is splendid, not sure about the other reviews but the staff were attentive and warm. They even noticed that the wind was... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On 02/05/17, I arrived the restaurant around 15 mins earlier then I thought I will just wait outside until 12 which they start to serve lunch. When it's 12 then I try to go in and the waitress said not ready until 1230 as need to set up the table but as I have seen all the tables are set.... More 

1 Thank Hades H
Glasgow, Scotland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would love to review the food at this restaurant, but I never actually managed to get in to try any. The first time we arrived at their opening time of 12pm, only to be told there was a problem with the kitchen so they would be opening at 12.30. After hanging around outside for 20 mins, we asked if... More 

1 Thank Fredbred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pier, Portree IV51 9DD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Portree
  • Phone Number: +44 1478 613611

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