Brodick Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brodick

December 6, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Brodick (Scottish Gaelic: Tràigh a' Chaisteil ("Castle Beach") or Breadhaig) is the main town on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It is halfway along the east coast of the island, in Brodick Bay below Goat Fell, the tallest mountain on Arran. The name is derived from Norse roots meaning "Broad Bay".
Things to do in Brodick

1. The Pierhead Tavern

Pier Head Tavern Shore Road | Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$133 +44 1770 600418
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 289 reviews

The Pierhead Tavern

The Pierhead Tavern is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Lamlash Bay and Holy Island. A rooftop Terrace provides the ideal viewpoint along with 80 covers inside to dine on our chef's delicious home cooked food. Live music every Saturday night & Sunday afternoon. Three real ale pumps along with numerous whiskys!

Reviewed By SusieSueCarlisle - Carlisle

Have been staying in Lamlash with mum, her partner and my dog for a week. Called in a couple of nights ago for a drink after a walk, what a find! Great bar and lovely staff. Good selection of drinks all served with a smile....MoreI am so grateful to you for such a lovely review. We are very proud of all our staff both front of house and kitchen and it's reviews like this that make the hard work worth while. Many thanks.

2. eighteen69

Auchrannie Road, Brodick KA27 8BZ, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$439 +44 1770 302234
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 535 reviews

eighteen69

eighteen69 is Auchrannie’s Scottish tapas restaurant serving a wide range of small plates in a relaxed, informal environment. The restaurant is located in the glasshouse and lounges of the Country House Hotel. Customers are encouraged to choose and share a selection of small dishes from the extensive menu. As well as being open for dinner, guests can enjoy a wide range of speciality cocktails, wines, spirits and beers – making eighteen69 the perfect venue for either a full meal or just a drink and some nibbles.

Reviewed By devilkitten - Scotland

Visited with friends this weekend, we usually got to cruize but we decided to change it up a little this time and I’m so glad we did! We each had 3 tapas and between us all it was more than enough. Cheese scones were melt in the mouth,salmon platter was to die for,haggis Mac and black was my favourite! Also had prawns,sticky chicken with the best kale I’ve ever tasted, would go back just for that alone! Beets and cheese was very rich but gorgeous,and the venison slider looked tiny but was very filling. Afterwards it’s lovely to sit through the bar with the open fire and an Arran gold liquor. :) I visit Arran now at least once a year although this weekend was my 4th in a year and I can’t wait to return.

3. Brambles Seafood + Grill

Auchrannie Road, Brodick KA27 8BJ, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$275 - HK$432 +44 1770 302234
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 911 reviews

Brambles Seafood + Grill

For a truly different dining experience in a relaxed and bustling atmosphere try Brambles Seafood + Grill. Have a drink at the bar, enjoy a frothy coffee by the fire or a glass of wine on the Terrace. We only use free range chicken, 21 day hung beef and fresh seafood. All produce is sourced as locally as possible and all meats are freshly prepared. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks and cakes throughout the day. Children's menu available.

Reviewed By MarjoryC60 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Friendly,efficient staff explain all the dishes and where they are sourced. Great use of the fabulous produce to be found on the island.
The bar has many unusual Scottish gins...we were lucky enough to taste the very1st batch of Arran Gin while we were there!
The restaurant his tastefully decorated with a cosy feel enhanced by the wood burner which is a focal point for those just having a drink or perusing the menu before going to their table.

4. Cruize Bar Brasserie

Auchrannie Road, Brodick KA27 8BZ, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$220 - HK$330 +44 1770 302234
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 813 reviews

Cruize Bar Brasserie

Reviewed By Sarah W - Glasgow, United Kingdom

We had breakfast in the Cruize Bar Brasserie and it was great, typical continental and cooked breakfast hot breakfast to order. To my surprise, on asking for soya milk (as I'm dairy intolerant) the waitress was happy to get some for me. I am also Veggie, so vegetarian sausages and eggs cooked separately wasn't a problem.
This evening Nick & I went for dinner and we started with haggis Nachos & spicy crab cakes followed by venison sausages with mash and fish & chips respectively.
All in all, the staff were very efficient and the food was very tasty. The restaurant, as its surrounded in glass made the restaurant quite chilly, but it is - 3 outside!

5. The Brodick Bar & Brasserie

Alma Road, Brodick KA27 8BU, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1770 302169
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 770 reviews

The Brodick Bar & Brasserie

Reviewed By Catherine L - London, United Kingdom

Ate here with 5 friends yesterday, for lunch and post-lunch drinks. The service was welcoming and effective. The staff knew their menu. Though we arrived late in the day for lunch, they were cheery. The Cullen Skink was pleasantly different, brothy and scrummy. The club sarnies and chips my friends had looked good too. After lunch, we repaired to the bar for a couple of bottles of wine. Again, the service was good - friendly and unobtrusive. We also met local drinkers.
We were concerned having read some unfavourable reviews on TripAdvisor about this place. We do not recognise their descriptions.

6. Glenisle Bistro

Glenisle Hotel, Lamlash KA27 8LY, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$330 +44 1770 600559
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Glenisle Bistro

We start with a well-chosen menu featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Our chefs take pride in each dish and alter the menu with the passing seasons to take full advantage of the best of the local produce. Just click on the links above to see our current menus. And atmosphere is important, too. We've chosen soothing colours, exposed the sandstone walls and polished the wooden floorboards to make a great place to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the company.

Reviewed By Karendurham12 - Durham, United Kingdom

Had a gorgeous Christmas lunch here with friends .... it was delicious. Great choice of food on the menu ... I had homemade chicken liver to start with a Turkey paupiette with seasonal veg with Sticky Toffee pudding for dessert. The staff couldn’t do enough for us ... we had the best time. A must visit for anyone visiting Arran!

7. Kilmichael Country House Hotel Restaurant

Glen Cloy, Brodick KA27 8BY, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol British, International, Contemporary, Scottish Breakfast, Dinner HK$573 - HK$573 +44 1770 302219
Excellent
94%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 41 reviews

Kilmichael Country House Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By KINGSKNOWE - Edinburgh

Could not go the first of our two night break but it was worth the wait. Only downside was that we could not get a booking until 8.30 but we coped! Good service and good food. Highly recommended.

8. Wineport Bistro

Cladach | Brodick, KA27 8DE, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +44 1770 302101
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Wineport Bistro

Reviewed By ScotlandLJane - Scotland

Visited here for lunch with my mum. Nice varied menu ranging from smaller plates and sandwiches to full main meals. Also some lovely Deserts and home baking. Atmosphere was really nice with a lovely coal fire roaring away. The lady that served us could not have been more friendly and this just added to the experience. We shared the garlic mushrooms.....which were so tasty and a rather nice piece of homemade chocolate cake. Definitely worth a lunch stop.

9. COAST

Shore Road, Whiting Bay KA27 8PR, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1770 700308
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 529 reviews

COAST

Reviewed By David R - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice setting on the seafront. I managed to get a seat at the bar and had the burger with added Arran cheese and bacon. The tables were all fully booked so I wouldn't recommend counting on being able to eat without a booking. Unfortunately, Arran doesn't seem to have any mobile phone masts (except Brodick) so it;s difficult to call in a reservation. While I was there, several people were turned away, and all said the same thing - "I tried to book, but couldn't get a signal!"

10. The Douglas Hotel Bistro

Shore Road, Brodick KA27 8 AW, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$110 - HK$392 +44 1770 302968
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 482 reviews

The Douglas Hotel Bistro

With its rustic-chic style, The Douglas Bistro has a refreshing simplicity but a serious intent.The cuisine is honest and straightforward in style, bold and hearty in flavour. No fussy preparation or pretentious artistry, just thoughtful and skillful use of good quality produce. The menus are seasonally driven and make use of home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients, with a contemporary twist on flavoursome classics.

Reviewed By Linzi_x - Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

Just across the road from the ferry port. We stopped in on a busy Sunday afternoon, had two pots of tea and nibbles between us. Staff were friendly, nice atmosphere and the toilets were clean ? the place is dog friendly too ?

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