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“A Dram & Dinner”

Bowmore Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Bowmore
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed September 12, 2017

A lovely spot for a Dram and Dinner. First suggestion, if you want to go for dinner make a reservation well in advance if you want to eat in the dining room. They will server food in the bar as well. The selection of Whiskeys is phenomenal and they actually have a 17 page, single spaced type written “bible” of their entire selection, you could take hours just looking at it. After a dram of a delightful 23 year old Bowmore, which took them a few minutes to locate and two people to get it off one of the back shelves we went across the way to dinner. The dinner was delightful and classic UK. I stared with a chicken pate which was very tasty and followed with Venison in gravy with potatoes and vegetables. My companion had the beef in gravy with the same accompaniments. As I said it was classic UK with the vegetables a bit over boiled, the potatoes fried and the meat very well done (read dry) but smothered in a lovely gravy. For desert we had one of the best sticky toffee puddings on the entire trip. The service was a bit spotty just do to the fact that they were very busy but all the staff were delightful.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here back in June for 2 nights. The host is a friendly guy and they've recently refurbished the rooms so quite modern. The family room is a tad small but perfectly adequate for 1-2 nights. Breakfast was decent too. You'll enjoy the magnificent Islay whisky selection as well. On Sundays they do a BBQ roast dinner night and I'd maybe give that a miss if you like your meat rare. If on the other hand you like well done you're in luck!

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Title reflects locals view of what they call Luccis. Technically it is part of the Bowmore Hotel but run by Mr. Lucci!!
Incredible extensive menu. We had haggis deep fried balls and a salmon dish that was great. The service is impeccable How the chef can prepare the variety of dishes is amazing.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Visited for a quick drink and ended up staying for dinner.
We had our meal in the lounge bar as the dining room was busy but this did not detract from an enjoyable meal.
The bar staff are excellent(Peter) and the food of a high quality and large portions, like most bars in Islay they have an extensive range of whiskies ranging from a modest to expensive price.
Peter was also very knowledgeable on the range of whiskies available. l

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We went in for an early lunch as the restaurant had been recommended to us. Lovely welcome from Peter and staff. The surroundings are just lovely. We were served very quickly and "Oh My Goodness!" What platefuls. We had Battered fish and Chicken Goujons with chips and salad - the portions were huge! The food was lovely, fresh and hot. We will definitely return and certainly recommend to everyone. Thanks for the lovely lunch.

Date of visit: July 2017
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