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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant has fantastic views over the bay at. Bowmore , booking a table with a view you won't be disappointed. The staff were friendly and happy to cater for smaller portions if required. It has a good varied menu and a fine range of whisky.

Thank Mike E
Edinburgh Scotland
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Newly / well refurbed with good views over the loch from the conservatory. Cheerful staff but limited range of choice for drinks apart from few local ales in bottle and whisky's limited wines and fairly safe food choices the mixed meats was ok as was the macaroni cheese.

Thank mmedin
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed comments on the food - very good battered haddock, cooked lamb and sticky toffee pudding, while kids vegeterian curry and the white choclate cheesecake were inedible

Thank Martin L
Herrin, Illinois
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner at recommendation of our bed and breakfast. Dinner was great, loved the lamb shanks. Try fish and chips. Not too expensive; best choice in town.

Thank Malcolm Z
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn't Amazing lacked ability on some meals but others were brilliant. The customer service was brilliant our waitress was lovely! The view from the restrauant is also stunning and it is fairly priced which is brilliant as most things on the isle was over priced

Thank Christine F
Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service wonderful atmosphere wonderful food wonderful drinks wonderful kids menu wonderful view...wish we had discovered it earlier in our trip!

Thank Freebie27
Prague, Czech Republic
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant after a long debate about where to eat on the whole island and were very happy with our choice. Pleasant atmosphere with fantastic views over the bay, cosy rooms and friendly staff created the perfect dinner experience. The meal was also excellent and portions huge so think twice before ordering both starters and mains. Fresh... More 

Thank Makucech
Durham, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a couple of meals here , both first class . The oysters were absolutely delicious . The staff were very attentive & helpful. I cannot remember the name of the barman but he was very knowledgeable & informative about the local whisky . Great place to have a drink & a meal.

Thank Peter L
Melbourne, Australia
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350 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on two nights and received very generous servings of tasty food. We had muscles in white wine and garlic; and seafood chowder as starters and for mains, we had sea bass and langoustines. This was accompanied by a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The service was good and friendly.

Thank Houlihan2
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, good size portions, plenty of variety in the menu, food cooked to a very good standard, twice now I have eaten here and there have been no oysters. That I find disappointing! given that it is advertised as a fish Resturant. All in all I would recommend!! this Resturant to anyone, I would be very surprised if you... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?