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The Islay Hotel

18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
+44 1496 300109
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for a dinner for 2 and had mostly fish. It was tasty from starters to desert. The portions were quite big so I couldn’t finish my pasta. We went to the bar afterwards for live music which was pretty nice.

Thank Héloïse P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Once you see the bar, you know you could spend the rest of your life here. There is so much choice of whisky in a purpose-built, very well presented bar. Fortunately, we were staying in Port Ellen, so we could walk! The whiskies are in...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We celebrated our birthdays here with delicious food & wonderful service. The wait staff had gotten birthday candles for our dessert & sang Happy Birthday! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank MMingus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two with celiac disease. Our waiter must love his job, he did an excelent job making us feel welcome and no trouble when asking for gluten free options. The food was excelent and the sticky caramel pudding highly recommended!

Thank Noddy78_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few proper restaurants in Port Ellen, and given the size of the town, one might think that the restaurant could be a thumbs down. No way. We were there with a largish group of friends and two children and the restaurant catered...More

Thank JC0453
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great breakfast in The Islay Hotel on Monday 9th July. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Islay. Very close location to the Ferry.

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here for lunch and dinner last month. I had the smoked fish starter and it was great, particularly the smoked mussels, which I'd never had before and they were scrumptious! The lamb entree was very good as well. Highly recommend! Caesar salad with...More

Thank ktleyed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a breakfast package as part of our stay at The Islay Lodge! The breakfast was a excellent start to the local distilleries. The dinner is also very enjoyable!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a bite to eat following visit to Laphroaig Distillery. Meal and service both excellent. Can recommend the crab tagliatelle and the baggies burger both very tasty

Thank linzcarey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood is excellent, as was the traditional Scottish cuisine. We had the Sea Bream, Langostinos, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. The bread and browned butter that they serve took me back to my childhood. A wonderful experience in Port Ellen and perfect way to end...More

Thank Laurie F
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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
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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