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Harbour Inn

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The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
(01496) 810330
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner was served

Family dinner, for about 40. Took over the restaurant. We had excitable noisy 3 year olds running about and thirsty, hungry adults; staff could not have been more friendly and helpful from start to finish. All the food was excellent. From a large group that are not easily pleased, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Family dinner, for about 40. Took over the restaurant. We had excitable noisy 3 year olds running about and thirsty, hungry adults; staff could not have been more friendly and helpful from start to finish. All the food was excellent. From a large group that are not easily pleased, we were absolutely delighted from start to finish. Thanks to you... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a nice hotel with some nice, though not exceptional food available. Service can not be faulted, it was quick, professional and very friendly. I had a salmon starter which was nice, and was served on a piece of slate rather than a plate. Perhaps i'm a bit of a philistine, but i find such things a bit pretentious... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great menu at reasonable prices. Menu changes regularly. We stayed and ate at the Harbour Inn. Staff were attentive and accommodating. Food was locally sourced and well prepared. Magnificent menu.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a more traditional setting - almost "club" like in feel. The views over Loch Indaal make for a relaxing atmosphere. The menu selections were varied and the presentation of the food was excellent. We will definitely return on our next visit to Islay.

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New Delhi, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Excellent Restaurant - Excellent Bar. This was the best food I ate on Islay - especially good for fish - Gruinart Oysters also superb.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Really welcoming fire in the bar before dinner and a lovely meal on a wet and windy night on Islay. My venison was perfectly cooked

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Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Attractive dining room with views harbor and loch. Food and service both outstanding. Several locally sourced dishes.

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Fife
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were served lovely food that was well-presented in a dining room with views of the harbour that gave a wonderful sense of space. This is the kind of place that we could only afford to visit for a special occasion, but the staff were efficient and friendly, and looked after us well.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We booked a meal here one night as it was the only place we could get a table. Its a very nice place and the staff were friendly but the food was very overpriced, £8 for a starter, £28 for a main. The food was ok but I was expecting something special for that price and it wasn't. I don't... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went for drink only. 2 staff at bar, working but not that busy. Got ignored for a few minutes. Asked for info on strengh of lager as I was driving, girl had no idea. Other customers then came in asking for a table for evening meal. They were quite bluntly told it was full. Much better service at other places... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bowmore
  • Phone Number: (01496) 810330

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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