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Harbour Inn

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The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
(01496) 810330
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

over the week we had a few rainy afternoons in the harbour inn the coffee is fabulous and the lunch menu offers several light bites and cakes. we also had an evening meal booking reccomended the evening meal was fantastic it is one of the best meals i have ever had the suroundings and atmosphere were great the staff were... More 

Thank hoppywigan
County Durham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Bowmore so stopped here for a spot of lunch, looked lovely - we thought it was strange that a pub/restaurant was empty at noon but we decided to stay. Menu was very limited and there was NO Sunday lunch! On a Sunday no veggies or roast meat. I opted for the beefburger with mature cheddar n fries (extra £1... More 

Thank Angela S
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch. There's a nice view, and the food is pretty good. Service was on the slow side but not terrible. This place will come up in your search for gluten free options, and technically it does, but they are limited. On the day we went for lunch, there was exactly one thing on the lunch menu that... More 

Thank Christina L
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on a visit to Bowmore, strangely it was not initially our first choice but once over the threshold we were overwhelmed with the friendly welcome of the staff and we had the feeling that nothing would be too much trouble. Roast cauliflower soup and delicious bread were enjoyed along with beautifully fresh sandwiches in comfortable surroundings. Value... More 

Thank Thebuachaille
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. I asked for no bread with my ploughman lunch but got it. However I asked for it to be replaced with extra ham which it was and was delicious! Service was a bit slow but always politeness shown by waitresses.

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

Entered the bar in order to have just few drinks and a light bite in early afternoon. Service is strange as they also work in the restaurant next door and probably even the reception so then disappear time to time and you are left alone. Drinks and soup were excellent though and the small room nice and warm which was... More 

Thank Makucech
Bloomington, IN
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302 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a pleasant meal with nice views here. A mirror on the back wall helps even diners facing inland enjoy the vista. They served the excellent local oysters and we enjoyed the beetroot salad. Ordering steak in UK is chancy and we found it tough but that was our mistake.

Thank Lynn J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there one of the nights on Islay. The food and the flavours where okay. But the portions were to small and heavily overpriced.

Thank Arvidsson78
Stirling, Scotland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic service for lunch. Great choice for the lunch menu which offered half portions for the kids, a really inventive way to introduce children to a normal menu. The place was really busy but the staff really kept in touch and delivered the food in good time. The food was excellent, I had fish and fries which was fresh and... More 

Thank Charlesandpearl
Chertsey, Surrey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried 3 or 4 restaurants while on the island but had pre-booked The Harbour Inn for our actual wedding anniversary. Food was excellent, service was adequate and friendly, prices were reasonable.

Thank Magictoffee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bowmore
  • Phone Number: (01496) 810330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?