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Am Politician

South Uist, HS8 5JL, Scotland
+44 1878 720246
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (5 reviews)
“cranachan” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
South Uist, HS8 5JL, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit location on Eriskay for it's historic contents SS Politician. Must not however forget the warming hospitality received when we got blown in soaked, on a stormy day. We ventured back for a delicious meal and the largest scallop I have seen (hand...More

Thank fifilaglen
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice place to visit and we got pictures taken with the orginal whisky. Highly recomend watching the orginal Whisky Galore film before going. Staff were great. Food was lovely except the Vegetarian Curry which was really the vegetables of the day covered in...More

Thank Thorgunna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch at Am Politician on Eriskay on Friday - it has recently changed ownership and the venue has far better opening hours than previously. We were delighted to find it open in October and with a lovely and varied menu on offer. The...More

Thank vivien s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here based on the positive reviews found on this website and we were not disappointed ! The food was fresh and excellent, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly and the staff was really helpful. I will definitely come back next time I'm around !

Thank Agathe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 friends booked here for a meal based solely on location and reviews. I’d recommend booking well in advance for groups as they manage the kitchen load which gives a great prompt service We arrived from the ferry having visited Barra but...More

1  Thank Samhug
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great location and lovely views. We had lunch and dinner here on the same day. Steak pie is the best I’ve ever tasted. Good range of drinks.

1  Thank EmGlasbey
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lovely lunch, great service with fantastic views on a beautiful island. Saw the famous whisky bottles from the Politician!

1  Thank DaisyFalkirk
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Brilliant restaurant / pub serving locally caught seafood which I would recommend. Presentation and quality of the food is of a high standard. Highly recommend the hand dived Scallops from neighbouring Barra. One of the best places to eat on the south end of the...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Welcoming, friendly pub serving delicious locally caught seafood among other things. All reasonably priced and great care taken in the presentation and quality of the food. Highly recommend the monkfish scampi and homemade tartare sauce, hand dived Scallops from neighbouring Barra and cranachan to finish...More

1  Thank torhayes2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Return visit here. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The Bar Staff were friendly and welcoming. Brilliant start for the new Management, would recommend to others.

1  Thank angela r
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Deborah W
20 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JuliaC2853 | Property representative |
There are plenty of benches outside of you wish to eat outdoors. However Am Politician also allows dogs in the bar area if they are well behaved.
16 June 2016|
Response from Chilli_the_pink | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you're staying on Barra, you'd need to get the ferry across to Eriskay, then walk the mile to the Politician. Its signposted from the road, but its probably shorter walking a more direct route
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Uist, HS8 5JL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Eriskay
  • Phone Number: +44 1878 720246
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