Top Choice Bistro in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Digby Chick

A modern restaurant that dishes up bistro cuisine such as haddock and chips, slow-roast pork belly or roast vegetable panini at lunchtime, the Digby Chick metamorphoses into a candlelit gourmet restaurant in the eve…
Top Choice Scottish in North Uist ( Uibhist A Tuath)

Langass Lodge Restaurant

One of the best restaurants in the Outer Hebrides, Langass Lodge complements the best of local seafood, beef and game with vegetables and herbs grown in its own organic garden. You can eat in the atmospheric, candle…
Top Choice Cafe in South Harris

Skoon Art Café

Set halfway along the Golden Road, this neat little art gallery doubles as an excellent cafe serving delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes and desserts (try the marmalade and ginger cake).
Cafe in Tarbert (An Tairbeart)


This stylish cafe-cum-art-gallery, a couple of miles outside Tarbert on the road north towards Stornoway, occupies a hilltop site with breathtaking views over Loch A Siar. Enjoy home-baked cakes or scones with Suki …
Cafe in Tarbert (An Tairbeart)

Kate's Canteen

The cafe at the Isle of Harris Distillery, with its communal, scrubbed-timber tables and chunky benches, is bright and convivial. The menu is not extensive – a choice of soups, cakes, home-baked bread, smoked salmon…
Thai in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Thai Café

Here’s a surprise – authentic, inexpensive Thai food in the heart of Stornoway. This spick-and-span, no-frills restaurant has a Thai chef and serves some of the most delicious, best-value Asian food in the Hebrides.…
Bistro in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

An Lanntair Arts Centre

The stylish and family-friendly cafe-bar at the arts centre serves a broad range of freshly prepared dishes, from tasty bacon rolls at breakfast to burgers, salads or fish and chips for lunch and chargrilled steaks …
Cafe in South Harris

Temple Cafe

Set in a cute stone-and-timber 'hobbit house' that was originally a visitor centre, and strewn with cushions covered in Harris tweed, this rustic cafe serves homemade scones, soups, salads and hot lunch specials to …
Cafe in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Artizan Cafe

Recycled timber and cool colours mark out this cafe-gallery as one of Stornoway's hip hangouts, serving great coffee and cake and tapas-style lunches (noon to 2.30pm). Hosts cultural events, including poetry nights …
Cafe in Barra (Barraigh)


There are only outdoor seats at this cafe (attached to a toffee factory), on a wooden deck overlooking the bay, but it's worth waiting for a fine day to sample the freshly baked scones and homemade cakes.