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“Good food, fabulous location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gigha Hotel

Gigha Hotel
PA41 7AA, Scotland
+44 1583 505254
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Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good food, fabulous location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Gigha is one of those places everyone should visit, and ideally stay a while. Outside the main tourist season the Gigha Hotel is the only place on the island serving meals. They could take advantage of their monopoly but they don't. The menu uses fresh local produce, nearly always including two kinds of local fish or seafood. There's not a huge choice but we ate there about five times in two weeks and never got bored. They don't go in much for fancy sauces etc as the food is tasty enough without them, thugh they'll sometimes do home made curries. Portion sizes looked on the small side but this was deceptive - I was never left feeling hungry. You can choose to eat in either the "bar" where the locals hang out or the "lounge". Bar and restaurant staff were always good natured and helpful, and happy to offer advice about almost anything to do with the island. We didn't stay in the hotel but met several people who did and they all said they had been well looked after.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
South East UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“One of the Very Few Places to Eat on the Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Had a couple of evening meals here as staying at B&B elsewhere (does not advertise: msg for details). The hotel is perhaps 500m from the ferry terminal.

Ate early around 1800 hrs so it was comparatively quiet. Certainly no need to book at that hour. We ate in the room at the back of the cosy bar and it is more laid out as a restaurant. Quite small; 5 tables perhaps ? There is also a more formal dining-room adjacent.

A fairly good choice of food and what we had was very good. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Prices on Gigha in general tend to be a little on the high side but everything pretty much has to be imported I suppose.

There is not a lot of eating choice on Gigha but the Gigha Hotel is a good choice for meals out. Added to which, Gigha itself is a gem of an island. Surely one of Scotland's best kept secrets ? Sshh !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good but not fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Ate here as part of a large party. Food was good but nothing special. Given the location and local ingredients available should be out of this work. Staff friendly and attentive. Reasonable value for money.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“Gigha Hotel Restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Not a great experience this hotel was letting the island down , very few places to eat dinner and the quality was not what it should be, used to be better years ago, if staying on Gigha either camping or B&B the hotel should offer better quality and value or other businesses will suffer as guests will not relish every night in the hotel restaurant and will stay on the island for shorter periods.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We ate at the hotel most days and found it good value and good food couldn't fault it good menu and selection of wines

Visited June 2012
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