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Gigha Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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PA41 7AA, Scotland
+44 1583 505254
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Embarrassing! Cold reception both temperature and staff personality. One of our drinks had a fly in it - no apology, not even an offer to replace it - just took the glass away with half a can of irn bru in it and brought a clean glass with (hopefully) fresh ice in it! The eastern european waiter never smiled once... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day trip over to Gigha we tried this place for lunch and lived to regret it! The bar area was unwelcoming and no-one else was in - myabe that should have been a clue to leave! Very limited menu for lunch with basic pub fare, totally lacking in any fresh food from the area. I ordered the fish... More 

Thank T B
Glasgow, Scotland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Reception gave poor initial impression. Room and en suite bathroom spacious (although our room appeared not to be typical). The heater in room was essential to dry wet clothes after walk in rain. Live music in restaurant (but we did not eat there). Breakfast was self service but adequate. A kipper, cooked to order, was excellent. The hotel bar, open... More 

Thank Hillcrest_8
Chichester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here whilst visiting the island. We sat for 10 mins waiting on service. The barman seemed harassed when he showed up and he said he was on by himself grumpily, when he came to take our order for food. Fair enough, but a simple note at the counter would have sufficed to let us know to... More 

Thank AlbaVJ
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Unfortunately, the excellent and reliable Boathouse Restaurant on Gigha is closed on Wednesdays so we booked here. We had Hamburger - dry and tasteless, Halibut Goujons - really a fish finger on spagetti (it certainly wasn't pan fried) - dry and tasteless for £22!! but worst of all was the Mushroom Risotto which I am pretty sure gave me D's... More 

1 Thank sailguy2000
GighaHotel2015, Owner at Gigha Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

A total incorrect review, please note we work closely with the Boathouse. We open 365 We have not Halibut Goujons on the menu for sometime now and we have never sold Halibut on spaghetti nor have we sold Halibut Goujons for £22 So please if you are to give reviews please ensure you get the fact correct. We have never... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

It's a lovely island but apart from the Gardens there's nothing else to do 'inside', plenty of walks and shoreline scrambling though.So that makes the Hotel even more vital, and it certainly does not disappoint. Great place, lovely people and excellent food and drink. Why go outside at all?.

Thank George L
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We ate here one evening during a 2 night stay on Islay in May. Having enquired earlier in the day about whether it was necessary to book, we were told they would prefer if we did, and we booked for 7.30pm in the Bistro (the other option being the restaurant). We arrived promptly and ordered quickly - halibut goujons with... More 

1 Thank LaClusaz09
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Spent Hogmanay on this lovely island and went for dinner on our last night. Food was poor. Temperature of food was too cold, scallop with cold black pudding - followed by fish and chips again cold. Young chef who was obviously doing his best so we paid up and left but wouldn't eat there again, what a shame!

Thank Mary C
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Went in for lunch, and we were quite late - about 2.30pm. We were told we could have soup and/or sandwiches which was fair enough. The soup however was in a huge plate and a disgusting colour - it was pumpkin and turnip. We could not finish it, nor did we want to, but why could they not improve it's... More 

Thank Beastmaster2001
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow, what can I say? So much! A lovely stay at the hotel - all of the staff were very cheery and helpful and so friendly! Ken and Angela and Valerie were wonderful! Our breakfast each day was very good and hot! Fiona, our server was lovely, Hilda was an amazing cook! The chef made us the most amazing Gigha... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PA41 7AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Gigha
  • Phone Number: +44 1583 505254

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