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The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
(01496) 810330
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Good food, great views

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
janetk25
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South Yorkshire, England
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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South Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Berkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Never mind the food, this restaurant must have one of the best sea views anywhere. The food was excellent, too!

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Western part
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had a chicken dish. I wondered why someone would serve popcorn with chicken, and after having it, I wondered even more. Certainly there are better things to go with it. Dining options in Bowmore are limited. This isn't a bad choice but probably not the best one either.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Staff were very good, but food not as good as we remember it a fewyears ago. Some more fresh fish on the menu would help. I still remember the crab claws I first had there when Carol and Neil from the Inns by the Loch had it.

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Portree
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were not impressed by this restaurant, which we found pretentious and over-rated. The service was terrible, with omissions and seemed very non-professional for a place which charges high prices for not very gourmet food. We ate at many other restaurants on Islay which were very good and this was our least favorite.

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GLASGOW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

From the scallops and pork belly starters to the steaks and sea bass mains - the food here was excellent. I also had the best cappuccino of the weekend here which is very important as I prefer a coffee to a cocktail (well....... in this case anyway).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Really good food in this restaurant with fresh local products! We've been here several times and we'll sure come back again. Thank you !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We came for a lunch and it was not a really great lunch. The service was very long and the menu was expensive. We have tested the "tortilla with lamb"... not good at all.

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Colne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped here for lunch, the restaurant is modern and bright and has lovely views over the harbour. We shared local oysters to start and I must echo an earlier review and say these were some of the best oysters I have ever eaten. We were lucky enough to visit the wild coast of South Africa in February this year where... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ate here six years ago and they opened our eyes and palates to the fact that you can pair whisky with cheese, so on our return to the island the restaurant was high on our list. Last night did not disappoint! We plumped rather bravely for the whisky tasting menu which was really good value considering it came with... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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