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The Boatshed Restaurant

Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
+44 1851 702109
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“langoustines” (11 reviews)
“venison” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

A very pleasant restaurant with a good choice. Portions generous. Also has a bistro with some similar offerings and equally good food and drink

Thank oilman108
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dropped in without a reservation on a Tuesday night, restaurant full but had our meal at the bar. Great menu and good staff made this a memorable evening. Food is good here and well worth visiting but make sure and book ahead. Good banter with...More

Thank 752euanh
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was served by Connor the other night when I was in for dinner, what a guy, service was 11/10, food was also great but it made my experience being served by such a polite, well mannered dude. Thanks for the experience!

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 5 days ago

With family I enjoyed a delicious 3 course Sunday lunch here with family to celebrate my birthday. Homely surroundings. Extremely pleasant, welcoming, efficient staff.

Thank Cathie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is part of the Royal Hotel which also houses the HS-1 bistro/café bar. We were looking forward to an interesting menu selection based on the menu we had seen a couple of days earlier. But we had booked for a Sunday evening and...More

Thank Denwales2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boatshed is one of the few places open in Stornaway on a Sunday and a reservation is essential. The food was excellent but it was let down by the terrible service. We were rushed through our starters and main course so quickly that we...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed one of our best meals in our 2 week trip in Scotland. We had the mock fish with scallops and Aberdean beef and everything was cooked and tasted to perfection. Don't bother to go to Digby Chicks, instead go here! A lovely meal!

Thank Jinpametok
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner on a Sunday when most restaurants in Stornoway were closed. Just happy to find a place to eat but then surprised to have a delicious meal of thai fish cakes, broiled hake with vegetables and potatoes and shared desserts of berry cheesecake and sticky...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal here with a variety of choices, from local seafood to langistine to venison. Good wine selection. The sticky toffee was probably the best dessert we have ever had.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Royal Hotel which is one of the hotels restaurants, although welcome to non residents. Did not need to venture out as the food and service here is excellent. Well done the Boatshed, you have got it right, the manager? Australian guy, has...More

2  Thank Stephen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Stornoway
  • Phone Number: +44 1851 702109
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