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Tastefully restored Victorian hotel located on the seashore in the centre of attractive conservation village. En-suite rooms enjoy seaviews out across Loch Indaal. Conservatory and gardens open directly onto sandy beach. Local seafood, beef and lamb. The hotel is recommended in the Michelin and Good Food Guide and highly rated in The Best of Scotland Guide. The hotel is also a must for lovers of Scottish art & traditional music.
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

A real must is the wonderful seafood platter which was fresh and tasty. Service is excellent and I would love to return when we are through the current pandemic to enjoy a meal followed by a few drinks in the homely bar.

Date of visit: October 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

We're really pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 21 October 2020

My partner and I booked in for a meal on the 7th October. We were not disappointed, lovely setting and the staff were excellent. If possible the food was even better. The monkfish curry was out of this world. Would absolutely recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review of your visit with us. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful location with views across Loch Indaal towards the Paps of Jura and if you are lucky as we were a...More

Reviewed 30 September 2020

We had a good meal here under social distancing laws etc ; bar and waiting staff very friendly Food - very good ; if you stay sensible not expensive; so I had scallops ( wonderful 4 for a starter!); fish and chips great; cranachan a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Disappointing dinner here. We were so looking forward to a lovely meal here as our special treat. The cost was double the other restaurants. The conservatory we were sat in is shabby. The scallops and black pudding we ordered arrived without the black pudding. Once...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2020

Thank you for your review. I am very disheartened and disappointed to read about your experience with us. Our scallop starter is a lovely popular dish and the error should have been identified and the dish taken from you and replaced with the complete dish,...More

Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

Great food & service. We didn’t have a single disappointing course in two evening meals for 4. Curried monkfish and local oysters very very good!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thank you for your complimentary review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us on both occasions. We are so luck to have the most delicious oysters here on our doorstep. I hope we can welcome you again on a future...More

Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

We had a beautiful lunch here. The staff are incredible. They actually moved my partner and me as a larger group came in and with Covid restrictions they wanted us to feel comfortable. It was a brilliant lunch and experience. Would most definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy your lunch feeling relaxed and comfortable with our Covid 19 precautions. Our aim it ensure that our guest enjoy their visit without feeling worried or anxious during these strange...More

Reviewed 28 August 2020

We throughly enjoyed our lovely lunch in this characterful hotel bar. The seafood was delicious and the views of the garden were stunning.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We are indeed spoiled with the lovely selection of shellfish freshly landed by our local fishermen. Our seafood platter is amazing and to be able to enjoy eating it along with the amazing views from our outside tables makes...More

Reviewed 26 August 2020

We stopped for coffees. They were lovely and well priced. Some seating outside. Friendly effective service The hotel is located centrally in the village and looks good Good covid measures - seem effective

Date of visit: August 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so glad to be open again and are working hard to ensure that our guests feel safe and comfortable with the measures we have taken to protect against Covid19.

Reviewed 24 August 2020

Very carefully thought out COVID 19 policies I had an excellent fish finger sandwich and my wife had a lovely seafood chowder.

Date of visit: August 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2020

Thank you for your kind review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and that our efforts to make our guests feel comfortable and relaxed were appreciated.

Reviewed 23 August 2020

Was in Islay last week and ended up having lunch and dinner in the port charlotte hotle most days we were there. Was too good not to go back. The scallops were to die for and the venison was cook to perfection! We will definitely...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely complimentary review which is very much appreciated by all our staff. Thank you from Gary and Meghan. Lovely to know that they were able to share their local knowledge as well as their whisky experience. We are so happy to...More

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Our bar meals are served between 5.30 and 8.30 p.m. Our dining room serves between 6.30 and 9.00 p.m. I would advise you call the hotel on 01496 850360 to book a table as this evening is already heavily booked. Thank you
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    Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4