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Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant

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Main Street | Argyll, Port Charlotte PA48 7TU, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The hotel is very welcoming, and we were able to have a scotch or two in the bar before wandering through to the restaurant - an excellent collection behind the bar. The restaurant itself is fairly small but well ordered, and a seating area allowed us to wait in comfort on sofas by a fireplace while we perused the menus.... More 

Thank Martin R
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ate in the Port Charlotte on New Years Eve. They were booked-up but offered us an early sitting at 6pm which was fine. The food was very good, my partner particularly enjoyed her sea bass, I went for the beef sausages and regretted not going for the fish. The bar was excellent, with friendly staff who made us feel... More 

Thank IpinNL
Inverness, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing meal in the bar of the Port Charlotte Hotel. There was a lovely ambience with a cosy stove and very friendly staff. The bar and restaurant were busy throughout our meal. All local Whiskey's and ales were on offer. The menu was great with plenty of choice. We opted for the scallops for starter and both... More 

Thank Cmf512
Scottish Borders
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195 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were greatly impressed by the gentleman who welcomed us to the Pub bar for a light lunch. He was a good source of information about any part of the Isle of Islay where we were for a week. His recommendations ket us busy all week and that was without visiting one Whisky Distillery!! There were 8 of them. The... More 

Thank springbuck-kwa
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this hotel for a post-wedding dinner and were not disappointed. We received a warm welcome and complimentary bottle of champagne to help the celebrations along. The food was delicious. Our glasses of wine were topped up regularly and after dinner drinks were served on sofas around the fire. A lovely evening with the friendly Islay locals.

Thank Maria W
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

whenever we come to Islay we eat in the restaurant. And the high standard of cooking has never changed during the years. The seafood is wonderful and the atmosphere in the bar excellent.

Thank Gerda R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a lovely meal here and a pretty poor one. Experience was uncomfortable with the poor one where we were basically not believed. Worth a visit although the menu is overpriced for what you get. Service not that friendly.

Thank CarnegieHoward
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The restaurant in this hotel in Port Charlotte serves wonderful traditional dishes and gives you a perspective on the local residents and some of the more curious tourists. Not everybody gets down to this side of Islay past Bowmore. It is worth the trip and makes a perfect combination with a visit to Bruichladdich Distillery. Not only did they have... More 

Thank JoeV314159
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped off here just for a drink before going to our accomadation. Had a beer a wine and a packet of crisps and it came to £12.60. Questioned it and was told it was right. Never paid that much for 2drinks and a packet of crisps in my life and we come from the expensive area of the Cotswolds, another... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant for dinner and were made very welcome - we hadn't booked but were able to sit in the Lounge area where Menu's and drinks were very soon offered - not long before shown to our table where we enjoyed a well presented meal - the Crabmeat for starters was followed by the Monkfish for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$44
British, Scottish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Argyll, Port Charlotte PA48 7TU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 447496850360
  • This restaurant is at Port Charlotte Hotel
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.

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