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The Islay Hotel

18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
+44 1496 300109
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner here was fine. The menu sounds hopelessly elaborate and the food emerges tasting good and straightforward. The prices are high, but perhaps they know they don't have much competition. Service was quite sporadic. Breakfast was better - even though we were staying elsewhere we...More

Thank William N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed just down the road but ate here every night. Great food and good fun staff contribute to making the dining experience fabulous.

Thank bobo0807
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to listen to the traditional music and get a couple drinks, it was a very warm welcome, and it was nice to be able to sit and enjoy that for a little bit. Every time I've been in they are very welcoming.

Thank Brett B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here, the fish dishes were especially delicious. The service, however, left something to be desired. Not sure if we had a new server or something, but he messed up our order twice and kept trying to joke with us even...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and drinks and both were great. The food was excellent and oozed class and effort. What really made the evening though was a whiskey tasting contest held on Wednesdays. The host was fantastic and the challenge was difficult but really fun! I...More

Thank thedeadwoods
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel fairly early, the restaurant was fully booked but we were told we could eat in the bar as the food was the same as in the restaurant. The bar is spacious, with small tables, not nearly as nice as the...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in for a Scottish breakfast and some coffee while in Port Ellen on a visit. The service was nice, although a bit slow, but the breakfast was very nice.

Thank Zacharias H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food, beautiful setting Very happy Would definitely recommend ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Thank janetl0ck
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We just came for a couple of beers on Saturday evening. It was good to see that they offered the local beer on draught rather than just in bottles. However, we were rather shocked to pay over £13 for two pints of beer and a...More

Thank carleton23
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Excellent meal. The venison was lovely and the staff very friendly. Breakfasts were great catering for all tastes !

Thank johncollins10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Ellen
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 300109
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