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Lochside Inn Hotel Restaurant

Seafood, Scottish
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20 Shore Street | Isle Of Islay PA43 7LB, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
+44 (0) 1496 810244
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food, great view

9 of us went here for dinner one night during a long weekend in Bowmore. The staff were friendly and the table ready for us on arrival. Food was tasty and well cooked. Great view from the restaurant, and like most places on Isla there is lots of whisky to choose from!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Davie_boy85
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Nice views from the restaurant, Food was excellent and reasonably priced and also the staff very friendly and helpful

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Visited here for dinner, we had scallops for starters. These were cooked perfectly and served with a simple salad. For mains I had the burger topped with bacon and cheese and accompanied with chips and the same type of salad as that came with the starter. 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 pints for £49. Good value and the staff... More 

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Perth
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22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We should have thought twice about having dinner here after visiting yesterday for a pre dinner drink and finding out that they only had one white wine in the bar, so no choice. I had it and it was terrible, eventually I managed to get the barmans attention to give me a soda water to add to it to make... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Don't actually know what the food is like as they didn't have our choices, although they were on the menu, when we asked, they had run out. Manager was not available, but when we left no-one bothered to ask why we didn't order.

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

9 of us went here for dinner one night during a long weekend in Bowmore. The staff were friendly and the table ready for us on arrival. Food was tasty and well cooked. Great view from the restaurant, and like most places on Isla there is lots of whisky to choose from!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Lochside has a fantastic setting and views and there is an area outside for drinks (and smokes) which is particularly nice in the warmer weather. The food was much improved from previous visits and is good value for money. The scallops, mussels and steak were particularly praised as was the attentive service. The staff were very friendly and available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Was in several months ago and food was awful but thought as it was under new ownership we would try it again. My wife and I both had burgers which were homemade and fantastic. The waitresses were very friendly and polite.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice little pub, had a few drinks here but did not eat at the hotel. Staff were very friendly and shared their experiences and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A quiet Thursday, not a lot of atmosphere, however a really nice meal including fresh Langoustines, and the best Gammon steaks I have ever had (local). Frozen chips seem a bit of a poor show for a place like this.Service was very good, the bar is a bit small, the chairs very uncomfortable. Also a great but expensive whisky selections.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

huge serves of good food and like all places on Islay, pricey. Really nice view over the sea. good list of whisky's for tasting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Shore Street | Isle Of Islay PA43 7LB, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bowmore
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1496 810244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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