Where to Eat in Stornoway: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 2, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Stornoway (/ˈstɔːrnəweɪ/ ( listen); Scottish Gaelic: Steòrnabhagh) is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (also known as the Western Isles) of Scotland.
Things to do in Stornoway

1. An Lanntair

Ionad Ealain / Arts Centre | Sraid Choinnich / Kenneth Street, Stornoway HS1 2DS, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks +44 1851 703307
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 325 reviews

An Lanntair

An Lanntair is open from 10am Monday to Saturday for Breakfast, lunch, dinners, snacks and drinks. We have daily menu celebrating local food such as fresh seafood and black pudding. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options. Through the day AN Lanntair is perfect for families and friends to meet in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a beautiful view over Stornoway Harbour. In the evening you can enjoy our cocktail menu and evening meals before or after a live show or cinema screening.

Reviewed By Johned2209 - East Kilbride, United Kingdom

Stopped in for late lunch / early dinner before heading to the airport. One of the party was gluten free and although there was nothing on the menu they put something together with gluten free bread.
Food was very tasty with a good selection. Nice surroundings and service was friendly enough. Would definitely visit again if in Stornoway

2. Thai Cafe

27 Church Street, Stornoway HS1 2JD, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1851 701811
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

Thai Cafe

Reviewed By Gordon R - Bathgate, United Kingdom

This is a fantastic little Thai Restaurant in the centre of Stornoway serving very good Thai food. We chose the set dinner menu which was excellent value and all the dishes were made with fresh ingredients and were light and delicately flavoured. I would also commend serving staff who were was absolutely excellent and I would definitely highly recommend and use this excellent restaurant again.

3. Digby Chick

5 Bank Street, Stornoway HS1 2XG, Scotland Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1851 700026
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 715 reviews

Digby Chick

Reviewed By yagg2016 - Stornoway, United Kingdom

We had a 3 course meal at lunchtime and it was excellent, right amount on your plate so you didn't feel that you had eaten too much. Good choice on the menu. Staff very friendly and welcoming.

4. The Boatshed Restaurant

Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1851 702109
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 284 reviews

The Boatshed Restaurant

Reviewed By RoryMorty - Giessen, Germany

We used The Boatshed Restaurant while staying on the Royal Hotel in Stornoway. The food and service is EXCELLENT. We ate both breakfast and dinner here. Breakfast has wonderful options, but one MUST go for the Stornoway Kipper, which is unlike any other kipper you will eat! I have attached an image here. We also ate dinner here, which was equally scrumptious, and one MUST go for the seafood, although the pork belly was cooked to perfection as well. I heartily recommend this restaurant for its excellent food and its warm service.

5. The Park Guest House and Restaurant

30 James Street, Stornoway HS1 2QN, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Scottish, British Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1851 702485
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

The Park Guest House and Restaurant

Reviewed By Jonathan M - Stornoway, United Kingdom

Went here on Saturday night with a group of 44 friends for a 50th birthday celebration,could not have been easy catering for us all at once but they pulled it off with lovely food,great service and fantastic atmosphere,will be back again soon.

6. HS-1 Cafe Bar

Cromwell St, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1851 702109
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 552 reviews

HS-1 Cafe Bar

Reviewed By TheFoodShow

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at HS-1. It was very reasonably priced and good quality ingredients were used. It is obviously a bit with locals and tourists alike as you have to either wait or book..no bad thing! The waitress we had was lovely and very cheerful. Some of the younger "hipster" waiters could do with a bit of a session at charm school but hey their "lads"...deffo a place to eat whilst visiting Stornoway or the Isle of Lewis!

7. Woodlands Centre

Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XP, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1851 706916
Excellent
39%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

Woodlands Centre

Reviewed By Gordon R - Bathgate, United Kingdom

This is a very good café for a light lunch or Coffee and Scones. The café is beautifully situated in the grounds of Lews Castle and we found the food to be very good quality and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend after a visit to the museum at Lews Castle.

8. Solas Restaurant

The Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1851 702604
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Solas Restaurant

Reviewed By StornowayKeith - Stornoway, United Kingdom

We had another excellent meal in the lovely surroundings. They seem to have got over the conservatory being sometimes chilly. From the set menu we had a duo of salmon which was a tasty and elegant combination of pate and smoked salmon. For mains the roast and a venison burger. My only criticism would be that if you are weight watching then there are no obviously lower calorie options. Culturally on the Islands good food is seen as large portions so we get what we ask for I guess.

9. Bangla Spice

33 Church Street, Stornoway HS1 2JD, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian, Balti Dinner, Lunch +44 1851 700418
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Bangla Spice

Reviewed By TrendyVicar - London, United Kingdom

All the usual things plus a few surprising extras on the menu here such as haggis and black pudding pakoras! My madras with salmon and prawns was delicious as was the Bombay aloo. Friendly service...a good place to eat in comfortable surroundings.

10. Eleven

James Street, Stornoway HS1 2QN, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +44 1851 702740
Excellent
31%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Eleven

Reviewed By Andrew C - Hexham, United Kingdom

Went for lunch with two colleagues from work, we all had the carvery. Beautifully cooked beef, lovely vegetables. The choice wasn’t massive but the quality more than made up for it, and the roast potatoes were gorgeous! Being a Yorkshireman I was disappointed that there was no Yorkshire pud but you can’t have everything! Definitely be back!

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