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The Islay Hotel

18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
+44 1496 300109
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good meal with seashells and excellent meat, nice place, friendly people. We recommend it to anyone visiting this lovely island.

Thank germainguerit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was included with the hotel room price. IT offered a very good selection of hot and cold food. The hot food was cooked to order. I also enjoyed lunch and Dinner there . Reasonable prices for meals would recommend fish and chips venison casserole...More

Thank chinatravler022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first walked in on a Sunday night the dining room was closed so we made our way to the bar. Expecting bar food, I opened the menu to discover the same dining menu as in the dining room. Without a doubt the BEST...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Islay Hotel in Port Ellen was a wonderful end to our first day on Islay. We were staying in Port Ellen, and the menu Islay Hotel looked perfect for a place we could walk to. The food was creative and delicious from the blue...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious family meal at the Islay Hotel. Everything from the bread to the puddings was fantastic. Really good, wholesome, home-cooked food at reasonable prices. A bonus for me was their thorough knowledge of coeliac disease and gluten-free foods. Even their fish and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at this hotel for dinner on Friday night. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had different seafood dishes and a lovely duck dish although we were a little suspicious of the caramelised butter! Would highly recommend...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had only a dinner in this hotel and didn’t sleep here. The restaurant is a nice place to eat. The service was average but not bad. The food was good and the drinks also. Everything is not cheap but not too expensive for what...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a bar meal. Area was nicely furnished with stunning chandeliers made out of wine glasses Service was excellent. Very pleasant bar man who even went to find my husband when our meal arrived. He had gone out to take a phone call...More

Thank Beerhunter11
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We booked a table at the Islay Hotel restaurant in good time for our visit to Islay in August, based on the popular reviews submitted on Tripadvisor. Sadly, we weren't overly impressed with this restaurant, despite the modern, recently refurbished appearance of the venue. The...More

Thank 7,718,532
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in Port Ellen and had our first night dinner at the Islay Hotel. We had reserved a table, which is advisable given the limited number of places to eat in Port Ellen. The choice of food is very appealing and...More

Thank purtzki
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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