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All 11 Bowmore Restaurants

Harbour Inn

The Square, Bowmore, Scotland
(01496) 810330
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Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Bowmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Washington DC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I'm going to vent for a second. Eating on Islay is a pain. There are a small number of good restaurants and you must make a reservation every night or wait a long time at each. Toward the end of the trip, we bought what we needed from the grocery store to prepare our own meals which we could do... More

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Measham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Extremely small portions of nothing special for extremely high prices. Wish we had tried somewhere else. When we travel we usually choose 1 night away to have a special dinner no holes barred on price but were so disappointed with this place. I left having eaten no meal and went back to our guest house to have chips and dip... More

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Kirkintilloch
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lovely fresh local seafood. One member of party had the Gazpacho which he said was the best outside of the Iberian peninsula, or Mexico. Service excellent, not cheap but really good value for money.

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My partner and I have just spent the night here and had breakfast. The staff were lovely and very helpful, they helped us organize our whisky distillery tours, we got one of the larger rooms and it had a little terrace with a perfect sea view. The room was gorgeous! We also had a lovely breakfast this morning that was... More

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Polmont, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We dined at the Harbour Inn on the recommendation of our landlady on Islay, and she was spot-on. Our starters were based on goats cheese, and asparagus, respectively while the mains were different chicken dishes. The male of the duo had a 25 year-old Bowmore malt and commented "Sheer nectar".

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Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to eat and stay for enjoying wine and oysters you can ask to serve with wiskey. Stuff is friendly ,the only remark no special stuff for kids like paintings or toys

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Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Re-visited this restaurant recently but now under new ownership. Dinner menu somewhat restricted choice but quality good.Fixed price menu very expensive without choice for each of 3 courses.Excellent location with harbour view extending to Papps of Jura. Friendly & efficient service.Standards overall have slipped from 2/3yrs ago.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The appetizers and drinks to start were wonderful. We had the Bowmore 17 and a Botanist Gin and Tonic to start. Our apps were the scallop ceviche and oysters. The oysters were the best we've had in a long time...so creamy. Those were the highs. The lows were the mains. We had the sirloin steak and the halibut. Forgive my... More

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Tain, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lunched here, food Ok but plain and a touch dear for what it was, i.e. motorway standard snacks. Prompt service though and excellent views of the bay.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was thankful to find a place that didn't just offer the basic sandwiches which are so common in the UK (could not have another tuna melt!). The menu is great - modern and fresh. If you want a basic meal/sandwich, go to a cafe. If you want modern fresh food, then go to the Harbour Inn. My sandwich was... More

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