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Lochside Inn Hotel Restaurant

Bar, British, Scottish, Seafood, Pub
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20 Shore Street | Isle Of Islay PA43 7LB, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
+44 (0) 1496 810244
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ate three times at the Lochside hotel whilst in Bowmore. Once for luck and twice in the evening. The menu is varied and very reasonably priced. The portions were very good, although when ordering the salmon, one sprig of cauliflower & broccoli did disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed my meals and the staff were kind and friendly. My only gripe... More 

Thank CarMac72
Portballintrae, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

travelled over on a small rib form Portballintrae Northern Ireland on Saturday past with a few friends. We where looking for somewhere to heat up and stumbled across this place, and turned out to be a real gem. Faye, Annie and Zoe kept us supplied in alcohol and local knowledge as regarding distillery tours etc...needless to say, it never happened,... More 

Thank lyn n
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried to go elsewhere. They were busy and recommended the lochside - and I'm glad they did. Great food. Staff were friendly and efficient. Beautiful views, beautiful location, great food and good value for money.

Thank Jenny M
Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A decent hotel. Friendly staff and reasonably comfortable beds. TINY bathroom and my room was directly over the front door so the smell of cigarettes often waded in.

Thank slothmister
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals we had while on holiday here!.Very busy place,so that's a great sign you should get a great meal.Food very good and fairly priced,portions great too!.Great staff,very friendly and helpful,would go back!.

Thank Mairi F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brave the rather dowdy exterior and you enter a stylish reception area and are then led through to a large bar/restaurant area with superb views over Loch Indaal. i suspect food is microwaved, rather than cooked fresh, but it is excellent. Shepherd's pie and macaroni cheese were both excellent with decent side salad and very good chips ( an area... More 

Thank IgnorantBystander
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to Islay and the Lochside is one of our favourite regular haunts. On our last visit earlier this year was for a family lunch with 3 children aged 14, 10 and 3 months. The service was friendly, as always, quick and the food was excellent. Unfortunately our baby suffers from severe reflux and after his milk... More 

Thank William D
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The loch side location offers stunning views. The food and local ale was delicious. Service extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend and will be returning soon.

Thank Simon V
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great table with a wonderful view of the water. The food was only okay--I swear the seafood chowder was only potatoes and leeks with no seafood in it. Service was sincere, but not well trained.

Thank cookpias
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight of us for dinner without a reservation, only had to wait a few minutes. Attentive servers but food took an incredibly long time to arrive. Great that they had a children's menu. Good food.

Thank kaisa31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Scottish, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Shore Street | Isle Of Islay PA43 7LB, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bowmore
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1496 810244

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