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Lochside Inn Hotel Restaurant

Seafood, British, Pub, 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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Good taste but small portion

While the service was very good and the food was tasty, the fish portion was very small. I also found the Islay beer a bit expensive at £4.80. Great view from the dining room.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
MRCockburn
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  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

While the service was very good and the food was tasty, the fish portion was very small. I also found the Islay beer a bit expensive at £4.80. Great view from the dining room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good food at fair price. Great view. Large range of single malt whiskey. Friendly service. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our 3rd visit to this restaurant .It is not fancy but serves decent food at decent prices The staff are always pleasant and the views are gorgeous- so what's not to like .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very Famous place in Bowmore, great view over Lichindaal... Fantastic but expensive whiskymenu, for the real whiskylovers... Nice food at the bar, very ok but traditional..

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The ground floor of this hotel is fine, and the food in the dining room was very good. The pub is very nice, and the conservatory windows in the dining room take full advantage of the scenery. The chef offered nice options with local ingredients, although service was quite slow, the wait staff were very friendly.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Staying in Bowmore so not many choices and one night we went here. Decent food but nothing special - and a lovely piece of fish whose flavour was drowned out by horrid balsamic reduction 'decorating' the plate. Past its best - suggest taste (next to Bowmore distillery)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Were here with friends, and had a good meal, but only one server for entire dining room, so took a while. Server seemed a little stressed and not sure if this is usual, or just ended up that way the night we were there. We did have a good dinner including crab cakes, scallops, tomato soup. If you are in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was our best eating experience of our week's holiday on Islay. The hotel doesn't look anything special from the road...indeed we had walked past many times thinking it was just a bog standard pub until we saw an advert on the Colonsay ferry. We decided to pop in and have a look. It was very quiet on Thursday evening,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Having stayed as a guest in the hotel on my first ever visit to Islay I was very impressed by the food! I first visited for my evening meal most of the tables are reserved so booking is advisable in advance. The staff were friendly and showed me to a table looking out onto the bay giving a nice sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We ate here on two occasions and were very satisfied. The view is beautiful, and the food is tasty and well priced for a hotel. Starters are very generous, and represent good value. Service is good, particularly from the new waitress. ‎Unfortunately, the whisky menu, while extensive, is also very expensive.

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Additional Information about Lochside Inn Hotel Restaurant

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

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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, British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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