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Starboard Restaurant

Port Askaig Hotel Port Askaig | Isle of Islay Argyllshire, Port Askaig PA46 7RD, Scotland
+44 1496 840245
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
1 week ago
“Quite basic and laid back but reasonable place for lunch”
2 weeks ago
“Just average....”
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££ - £££
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Port Askaig Hotel Port Askaig | Isle of Islay Argyllshire, Port Askaig PA46 7RD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good family lunch but staff not too welcoming - reasonable priced and good kids choices - located right at ferry portMore

Thank GlasgowSandy
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Very sorry you found your welcome lacking - my staff if anything tend to err on the chatty side but perhaps they were under pressure - often guests do not realise that staff are serving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked a table, but it wasn't laid. The dining room is cramped & the food was nothing special.

Thank BigAnnII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined in the Snug in the evenings 3 nights and 3 breakfasts, good food and good table service from the young lady who was excellent.If only that could be said of the Management who seamed to spend all there time in the Bar, this bring...More

Thank Brian W
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly a repeat apology for the error with your account. A member of staff had mistakenly added these items to you room and as only human and at an exceedingly busy time mistakes do happen. This was rectified for you. The comment re time spent...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others before we arrived for the Jura ferry and to kill time wandered into this cosy bar within the hotel. The manager and staff gave us a wonderfully warm welcome (it was also hot and sunny outside!). In no time we had been offered...More

Thank normalguy2016
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you - you folks were a pleasure to meet and chat to. Our wee place is old and a bit quirky but very glad you enjoyed your visit and chef's offerings. Hope you do come back for a longer stay but in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pub with good pub grub and good beers. The portions are large and tasty. great place to shelter in bad weather too or for a meal before getting the ferry.

Thank jq002
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Far and away the best seafood platter I have ever eaten. A huge half lobster, massive crab, scallops and langoustines in garlic butter with salad and onion bread. Absolutely fabulous.More

Thank Scotpiper
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you your review - we are so fortunate to have our seafood landed beside our front garden so no air miles and then we have a lovely local Chef who has the Islay knowledge to time the cooking to perfection. So glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

There is a restaurant and pub and we were rather confused when we were asked to sit in the pub with our kids under the sign stating that no under-18's allowed. However the food is good pub food and there is a good selection of...More

Thank Julia V
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Julia thank you for your positive review re your visit to Port Askaig Hotel. We have kept the old sign re under 18's simply for nostalgic reasons - sorry if it confused - we do have a full children's licence which covers both bars and...More

Reviewed 5 October 2015

we were short on time but needed food before our ferry back to the mainland - we stopped for wedges and pints. Such a lovely place. Historic, Warm and the owner was so kind and relayed great stories of her family, friends and life on...More

Thank Light_33
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

This will seem odd - responding so long after your visit - I did not set up this account for the Bistro as it is part of the hotel - only when someone prompted me did I remember to check it out - so sorry,...More

Reviewed 26 September 2015

Great food lovely friendly staff in a traditional scottish hotel with views to Jura fantastic stay and wonderful location

Thank sandra5089
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Lovely comments - I did not know that someone had started a Trip Advisor page for our Starboard Bistro until very recently so apologies for not making a response before now. Glad you enjoyed staying with us and 'haste ye back'. Slainte! Marion

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Again on our side of the island was here and the hotel. Lovely service basic well cooked grub. Great cuppa! (Jura water mmmm)

Thank L L
sammy253, Manager at Starboard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. We do have an alternative menu served in our Bistro - perhaps you will try something special on a return viisit. . Slainte! Marion

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$13 - US$64
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port Askaig Hotel Port Askaig | Isle of Islay Argyllshire, Port Askaig PA46 7RD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Askaig
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 840245
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Description
Our Starboard Bistro serves a wide variety of dishes with fresh sea food, local oysters and local meats complimented by the hotel garden organic vegetables and salads featuring prominently. Traditional Scottish dishes are also present, including the famous Cullin Skink, Haggis and Stornoway Black Pudding. We stock a good selection of wines to enhance your dining enjoyment with the fantastic Islay Malt Whiskies on the gantry to match with your meal choice or to sip as an after dinner treat. We also serve a varied Bar Menu in both Old Port Bar and our Snug Bar.
Dining style is informal with guests enjoying the fantastic harbour views from the Bistro - weather permitting we can also serve meals on our garden tables.
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