Where to Eat in Bowmore: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 29, 2017 Christa Meece

Bowmore in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Bowmore with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Harbour Inn

The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +44 1496 810330
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 513 reviews

Harbour Inn

Reviewed By beejay493 - Newcastle upon tyne

We had lunch here on two occasions recently,the food was very acceptable and the beer was well kept..The club sandwiches are very good,one of them should see even the hungriest person through till teatime.thoroughly recommended for a lunch in Bowmore.

2. Bowmore Hotel Restaurant

Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +44 7775 065122
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Bowmore Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By HEC140 - Sacramento, California

Title reflects locals view of what they call Luccis. Technically it is part of the Bowmore Hotel but run by Mr. Lucci!!
Incredible extensive menu. We had haggis deep fried balls and a salmon dish that was great. The service is impeccable How the chef can prepare the variety of dishes is amazing.

3. Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant

Main Street | Argyll, Port Charlotte PA48 7TU, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Scottish, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$385 +44 1496 850360
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 412 reviews

Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant

Tastefully restored Victorian hotel located on the seashore in the centre of attractive conservation village. En-suite rooms enjoy seaviews out across Loch Indaal. Conservatory and Gardens open directly onto sandy beach. Local seafood, beef and lamb. The hotel is recommended in the Michelin and Good Food Guide and highly rated in The Best of Scotland Guide. The hotel is also a must for lovers of Scottish art & traditional music.

Reviewed By Reg H - Thame, United Kingdom

We had pre-booked as we were on a planned tour of the Island.
This was our last night and it did not disappoint. From your initial view the hotel looks well looked after and respectable, inside it really ups its game. The lounge prior to be seated in the restaurant was light and comfortable, the dining room is nicely laid out and perfect for supper.
Food was well presented, fresh and definitely worth the little extra.
Certainly worth a visit if in the area, excellent friendly service.

4. The Cottage Restaurant

45 Main Street, Bowmore PA43 7JJ, Scotland Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Fast Food, British, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$220 +44 1496 810111
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

The Cottage Restaurant

Reviewed By SCOTIAN7 - Milngavie Glasgow

We had several meals, both lunch and dinner. The selection was varied and included asian courses. This was alongside the traditional fish tea selection.Thank you

5. Lochindaal Hotel Restaurant

Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards British, Scottish, Seafood Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$1,099 +44 1496 850202
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Lochindaal Hotel Restaurant

The Lochindaal Hotel in Port Charlotte is one of Islay's most traditional hotels. It is a family run establishment, having been in the MacLellan family for well over 100 years. Iain and Katie and their 5 children are the latest generation of MacLellans to have the privilege of running this lovely old pub. Over the years the pub has played host to many characters; friendly locals, holidaying visitors and many a famous face. They all leave with a tale to tell about an evening at 'The Lochindaal'. The hotel also boasts an impressive collection of rare and unusual Islay and other malt whiskies which can be viewed from both bars. In the hotel during the colder months there are roaring peat and log fires and local musicians regularly entertain the guests with traditional Scottish music, attracting a merry audience. The hotel has developed a great reputation for it's Seafood dinners and there are numerous excellent Trip Advisor reviews praising the freshness and the exceptional quality of the local seafood supplied by our great island fisherman who battle all weathers to get the seafood straight to the table that day. 24 Hours notice is required for the Seafood Platters. Iain, the owner (also head chef) works very hard to ensure that all of his guests are well cared for and happy. The Lochindaal is noted for it's friendliness and humour, our staff are welcoming and accommodating. The hotel consists of two bars; the public bar has a pool table, dart board and juke box, the lounge bar has a pleasant dining area with tables and Seating for up to 24 guests, it is comfortable and cosy with an open fire - this is where most meals are served. Fresh bean to cup coffee is served all day in both bars. There is a restaurant situated at the rear of the hotel, this can accommodate larger parties for evening dining, birthdays etc. There is also a bar in this room. Pre-booking is required for the use of this room and arrangements can be made to staff the bar. There is free WiFi available to all guests whether they be in for a quick drink, indulging in a Seafood Platter or staying overnight, please ask the bar staff for the WiFi Key code.

Reviewed By Lesley61Liverpool - Liverpool

Scruffy little place but loved by the locals ...will arrange a fabulous fresh seafood platter for you with 24 hrs notice ...at a price ! Well worth it though

6. Bridgend Hotel Restaurant

Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$330 +44 1496 810212
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 349 reviews

Bridgend Hotel Restaurant

Bridgend Hotel is an 11 bedroomed country hotel with a dining room, public lounge (known as 'The Strath') and Katie's Bar which sells food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is run by Lorna McKechnie and is owned by Islay Estates. Where possible we use locally sourced food, particularly shellfish and game from the estate. Children are always welcome, as are dogs; there are drying facilities at the rear of the hotel for those caught out in the rain.

Reviewed By Jason R - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

The seafood here was so local and so fresh. It definitely tasted like it had just been fished out of the sea only hours before. The oysters were just so good, and the crab claws were perfectly delicious. The winning dish of the night, and certainly the weekend, maybe even the entire trip, was the kedgeree - curried rice, smoked haddock, and peas topped with a perfectly poached egg and some crisp fried seaweed. Oh such transcendence from a perfectly balanced dish.

7. Taj Mahal

Shore Street | Pa43 7lb, Bowmore, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner
Excellent
26%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
12%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 91 reviews

Taj Mahal

Reviewed By Harris0n2

Food good and good portions. Very tasty meals with plenty of meat and a good pickle tray with lots of poppadoms and good pickle tray. Service was friendly and quick. Good value for money.

8. Lochside Inn Hotel Restaurant

20 Shore Street | Isle Of Islay PA43 7LB, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1496 810244
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 443 reviews

Lochside Inn Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By Heidi O

A group of 5 of us enjoyed an evening meal. Since we were sea side we all enjoyed a fresh fish dish. We did book in advance, and had a nice table overlooking the harbor. In Bowmore we had excellent service staff experiences, and the Lochside also had friendly Waitstaff. We were not rushed and enjoyed our tasty Scottish meals!

9. The Celtic House Coffee Shop

The Celtic House Shore Street | Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Bowmore PA43 7LD, Scotland (Formerly The Celtic Coffee House) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Scottish Lunch HK$24 +44 1496 810304
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

The Celtic House Coffee Shop

The Celtic House Coffe Shop provides artisan coffee, an exciting range of teas and delicious local home baking.

Reviewed By porkandbeans - Lincoln, United Kingdom

We had 2 coffees and a hot chocolate and they were really nice and the staff are very friendly. Cakes were delicious!Hi, thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We always try to have a selection of fresh baking in and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

10. Yan's Kitchen

Main Street, Port Charlotte PA48 7UD, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, British, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1496 850230
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 489 reviews

Yan's Kitchen

Reviewed By PointyF - Wooburn Green

Having visited their sister restaurant, Seasalt and read many good reviews we decided to try this place for lunch.
The food was good, pleasant service and a nice atmosphere so overall a solid 4.
That said, it lacked lighter lunchtime options. We read about the variety of tapas which was, in reality, three "combo platters". One fish, one meat, and one veg so no chance to mix and match and the "combos" weren't that inspiring.
Apart from the omelette and pasta which were smaller dishes, everyone ended up ordering main meals which no-one really wanted. The fish and chips were great and the burgers too and we would recommend the food and service highly, but we wouldn't go for lunch again.
The servers were laying up for dinner and tables cloths were being laid out. The menu and atmosphere are definitely for dinner and we will 100% try it one evening next time we are on Islay but it's not a Tapas restaurant at lunch as was suggested.

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