Restaurants

Top Choice Brasserie in Brodick & Around

Brodick Bar & Brasserie

Though prices have soared in recent years, this is still one of Arran's most enjoyable eating experiences. The regularly changing blackboard menu brings modern French flair to this Brodick pub, with great presentati…
Top Choice Pub Food in Lamlash

Drift Inn

In our more-or-less humble opinion, this is the island's best pub, offering a plush interior with leather chairs and a fireplace, as well as a fabulous beer garden – enjoy magnificent views from both across to Holy …
Top Choice Cafe in West Coast

Cafe Thyme

At the Old Byre Visitor Centre, this is a very pleasant spot, with chunky wooden tables, outdoor seating and sweeping views from its elevated position. It has home baking, a wide tea selection and decent coffee, but…
Bistro in Brodick & Around

Douglas

Attractive and with upbeat service, the Douglas offers cleanly presented meals to complement its magic view from near the ferry dock. The bar zone serves upmarket versions of classic sandwiches and meals, while the …
Bistro in Lochranza

Stags Pavilion

The best restaurant up this end of the island, this is unassumingly set in the former clubhouse of the rustic Lochranza golf course. There's a strong emphasis on local seafood, and dishes are created with a marked I…
Sandwiches in Lochranza

Sandwich Station

Just by Lochranza's ferry slip, this likeable little spot does a nice line in filled rolls and baguettes, with some unusual filling such as smoked venison with beetroot relish or tomato with guacamole. There are lot…
Cafe in Brodick & Around

Fiddlers' Music Bar

A likeable little place with a really cheerful vibe, this is run by local musicians and does an all-round job as pub, venue, cafe and bistro. It hosts live folk music every day and a range of tasty food, including S…
Bistro in South Coast

Coast

Offering a sun-drenched conservatory on the water's edge, this serves grills, seafood and salads in the evening, with lighter offerings during the day. There are several appealing vegetarian choices. It closes Wedne…
Pub Food in South Coast

Kildonan Hotel

It's hard to resist a pint, bar meal or restaurant sitting at the Kildonan, where magnificent perspectives over the water can be fully appreciated from the outdoor tables or conservatory dining room. It has regular …
Pub Food in Lochranza

Catacol Bay Hotel

Genially run, and with a memorable position overlooking the water, this no-frills, somewhat rundown pub 2 miles south of Lochranza offers unpretentious bar food in generous portions. There's a famous Sunday lunch bu…