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The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
(01496) 810330
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
At the harbour

Nice restaurant, got a very nice seafoodplatter complete fresh with some nice local whisky's .. We really enjoyed the great dessert and the fine place

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Paris, France
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Some of the best food we've ever had in the UK. Lobster, fish & chips, seafood dishes, steaks - it's all good. Lovely dining room with great views of the Bowmore bay. Be sure to reserve a table if you're there during high season. And stop in to the quaint bar before dinner for a "wee dram" - excellent choices,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When we asked what draught beer was on they said they were cleaning all the pipes - four lines, all at 12.30pm - seems like commercial suicide to me. The bottled beers were okay but kept on the bar and therefore too warm. Having waited ages just to get a drink we decided against ordering food. We were later told... More 

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Galashiels, Scottish Borders
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place looks nothing from the outside but we had a lovely lunch served by a very friendly waitress. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Marl, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food in the half-full restaurant was well cooked and well presented, the wine delicious. However, the young women who served us were clearly over-stretched. By the time the meal was ending, they were very rarely to be seen. And by the time the coffee arrived (first journey) with sugar (second journey) and spoon (third journey) it was of course... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

and great atmosphere to boot. Had a wonderful lunch here, fresh local oysters, local beer, and a creative ploughman's platter. Wonderful. The scenery out the large, clean windows added to the enjoyment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice restaurant, got a very nice seafoodplatter complete fresh with some nice local whisky's .. We really enjoyed the great dessert and the fine place

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We, some friends, had a meal here but it was very nice to sit by the open fire with pre-dinner drinks and choose from the menu. The food was very tasty and the service was pleasant and unobtrusive.

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Southern Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had wondered if they were open at all, early as we were - just before 11am, but we decided to chance it and we were delighted to be sat in a lovely room looking out onto the water - a panoramic almost view it felt like - the small but tidy garden would have been lovely to sit in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Simply exquisite food in a stunning location served by helpful, friendly and efficient staff. I would highly recommend.

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South Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Right on the harbour, good ambience. Only lacking a star because the service got quite slow at the end, due to busyness.

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

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  • 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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

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