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The Islay Hotel

18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
+44 1496 300109
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Islay for a long weekend looking at possible places to buy and had our Saturday night dinner here. The head waiter was most helpful in moving our table away from a noisy large group and as a result we had a most...More

Thank Wilmslow_People
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice room, but still felt it was overpriced. Not the warmest welcome, and made to wait until 2pm before checking in. Dinner in the evening was also overpriced, and cooking/quality was below my expectations. Breakfast was really good though. No seats available in...More

Thank BaselTiger
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very good restaurant with excellent food wine and friendly and efficient service. The prices are reasonable and you can have one course or three without worry. I will look forward to returning and perhaps stay at the hotel which has just been...More

1  Thank janner37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner on 4 July. This place is quite popular and the staff seemed a bit tired from all the customers. The food and service was good but not as god as Sea Salt the previous night and more expensive.

2  Thank RoaminRandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super yummy huge portions of fresh everything. Great bar to boot. This epitomizes what you've read about the food revolution in Scotland. I had an amazing gin and tonic followed by pan seared trout from the island which I watched being delivered the hour before....More

Thank Diana Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cute place! A lovely looking old hotel with a nice, friendly pub with friendly staff. We had a lovely tea while waiting for the rain to let up.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here in both the bar and the formal restaurant. Both share the same menu with large portions and seafood options. The bar area tends to get rather noisy but there is outside space for a warmer day. There are few upmarket dining places in...More

Thank L0d0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good dinner at the restaurant. Casual but lively dining area Excellent seafood options. Friendly and helpful staff. Of the three restaurants we tried on our recent stay we would rate this the best

Thank woodduck2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and ordered the fish and chips. The service was great and the staff were lovely. However, two people i were with ordered the steak and were very dissapointed at the quality of the meat. Especially for what they paid. I think it...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed three nights here last week and was extremely impressed with the hotel in every respect. The restaurant serves excellent meals focused on local produce of a very high standard. The hotel itself is beautifully furnished and decorated and exudes good taste and quality. Delightful...More

Thank balnaclash
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Ellen
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 300109
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