Top Choice British in Bowmore

Harbour Inn

Owned by the Bowmore distillery, this restaurant has changed in philosophy a few times in recent years. We enjoyed our last visit, with plates strong on presentation, with just a whiff of molecular and forage trends…
Cafe in Port Ellen & Around

Old Kiln Café

Housed in the former malting kiln at Ardbeg distillery, this serves homemade soups, tasty light meals, heartier daily specials and a range of desserts, including traditional clootie dumpling (a rich steamed pudding …
Cafe in Bowmore

Taste of Islay

Alongside and owned by Bowmore distillery, this spot offers appealing lunchtime fare, mostly good sandwiches and toasties.
Scottish in Port Charlotte & Around

Port Charlotte Hotel

One of the more upmarket places on Islay to eat, this candlelit restaurant serves local seafood, Islay beef, venison and duck. The bar also does great food, is well stocked with Islay malts and real ales, and has a …
Bistro in Port Charlotte & Around

Yan's Kitchen

On the left as you enter Port Charlotte, this cabin-like restaurant offers confident bistro cuisine using ingredients like duck breast and local scallops to create satisfying, well-presented plates. The appealing wo…
Pub Food in Port Charlotte & Around

Lochindaal Hotel

This low-ceilinged, double-sided bar is family-run and has plenty of local character. Bar meals are fairly standard but well-presented and tasty, but it's the seafood platters (think £80 to £100 for two) that are fa…
Bistro in Port Ellen & Around


This buzzy modern place represents an unusual combination here in Port Ellen: a takeaway doing kebabs, pizzas and bacon rolls, but also a bistro. High-backed dining chairs make comfortable bases to devour local seaf…
Scottish in Islay

Bridgend Hotel

At the island's major crossroads, this offers satisfying dining in an attractive slate-floored room. Cheery service is allied to competent dishes of fish, venison and local game pie, with fresh seafood specials addi…