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Cafe Kisimul was founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Rohail and Pauline Bari. After moving to Vatersay in 2002 to escape the frantic pace of life in Glasgow, they found more and more interest in their cooking and eventually ran a curry night in the village hall with the local Vatersay Boys playing the tunes for the night. It was a great success and they decided to try and pursue cooking as a new family venture. Cafe Kisimul (formerly the Kisimul Galley) came up for sale and the rest is history! 
The restaurant has gone from strength to strength over the years and has recieved much critical acclaim, including being nominated as a finalist for the UK-wide "Tiffin Cup" and being chosen as the top Scottish Curry (4th place overall) in the competition held in the Houses of Parliament.

After the sad and untimely passing away of Rohail in 2015, eldest son Harris took over the reigns to ensure the café continues to grow and change with the times while retaining the well known charm of the Kisimul. We look forward to welcoming you to our unique little restaurant nestled away at the edge of the Atlantic.

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