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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…
Castle in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Lews Castle

The Baronial mansion across the harbour from Stornoway town centre was built in the 1840s for the Matheson family, then owners of Lewis; it was gifted to the community by Lord Leverhulme in 1923. A major redevelopme…
Arts Centre in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

An Lanntair Arts Centre

The modern, purpose-built An Lanntair (Gaelic for 'lighthouse'), complete with art gallery, theatre, cinema and restaurant, is the centre of the town’s cultural life. It hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary ar…
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 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 …
Music in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Hebridean Celtic Festival

A four-day extravaganza of folk, rock and Celtic music held in the second half of July.
Museum in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Lewis Loom Centre

This appealingly ramshackle exhibition records the history of Harris Tweed; the 40-minute guided tour (£2.50 extra) includes wool-spinning and weaving demonstrations.
Food & Drinks in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Sandwick Rd Petrol Station

The only shop in town that’s open on a Sunday, selling groceries, alcohol, hardware, fishing tackle and outdoor kit. The Sunday papers arrive around 2pm.
Books in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Baltic Bookshop

Good for local history books and maps.