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Café Kisimul is set to reopen in Castlebay next week, seven months after the Bari family put the restaurant up for sale.

The highly popular eatery is set to reopen on Friday, March 31.

And though the Bari family are no longer behind the wheel, some familiar faces will welcome customers.

Announcing the reopening on their Facebook page, the team behind the new iteration of Cafe Kisimul said: “A huge shout out to the whole family for taking Cafe Kisimul from an ordinary cafe to a hugely popular restaurant and for bringing delicious curries to the Isle of Barra over the years! In particular, the whole team at Cafe Kisimul would like to give a special thanks to Harris and Pauline for their ongoing support and help.”

Rohail and Pauline Bari developed the business into a unique eating destination for locals and visitors.

They opened their fledgling business in 2004, commuting from their home in Vatersay.

Located on the shore opposite the iconic Kisimul Castle, their café quickly built an excellent reputation for curry and various food styles.

In 2010 they were shortlisted as Scotland’s entry for the Tiffin Cup, nominated by islands MP Angus MacNeil, and travelling to Westminster to cook at the House of Commons.

Sadly Rohail passed away suddenly in 2015, leaving the future of the café in doubt until their son Harris Bari stepped in to take over the business and continue its trajectory as a local favourite and tourist destination.