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Lochindaal Hotel Restaurant

Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
+44 1496 850202
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (70 reviews)
“langoustines” (26 reviews)
“steak pie” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel rooms are very good value for money. Breakfast was excellent. Staff very friendly and childfriendly.

Thank tina s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the locals pub! We Booked ahead as we had been turned away the night before. One of the dishes we ordered was lovely, the other was not piping hot at all and was cold in most places. The barman/waiter was so harrased as he...More

Thank 3Niner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were placed at the bar, the most unlikely place to have quite possibly the best seafood platter I have had in a long long time. You must pre-order 24 hours in advance as it is fished locally totally fresh on the same day. Islay...More

Thank Boxy987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food at a good price! We ate in the bar as we had our dog which got really busy however both the staff and locals were very friendly

1  Thank bourne2climb
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been living in Tokyo for almost two years. They do seafood very well there and after a disappointing meal in Glasgow when I arrived in Scotland the food in the Lochindaal was the best and most filling meal I’ve had in a very long...More

Thank kensaikinross
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This was of course the best meal of our trip and by far the most expensive. We prebooked but since it took over an hour to get our food I think they misplaced. Waitress apologized and said they had to go somewhere to get it....More

Thank MaMa_C52
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Refreshing to find a classic pub with food at decent prices. It is wise to pre-book as the lounge is quite busy.

Thank HxDx
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

All the staff were lovely! We went in one night for a drink and had a braw night, ended up ordering a FRESH sea food platter for the next night and we returned! The owner showed us some rooms, had the banter and couldn’t have...More

Thank Travelingmoggy
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Scallops were great but the langoustines and lobster were over-cooked. Not worth the price. Sticky toffee pudding was just OK.

Thank B1891YXsusan
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We booked in for the seafood platter and had been warned about the service from a few friends who had been before. We decided to take our chances as the platter sounded great. And it was.....when it finally arrrived 50 minutes after we got there....More

1  Thank Wallaki
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$131
British, Scottish, Seafood
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 850202
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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.
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