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£10 - £35
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Set in the most beautiful village on Islay, this Hotel, Restaurant and Bar provides a warm traditional Scottish welcome. The food is locally sourced, in fact you can see the farmers field and fishing boat from the window that pulled in the catch earlier that...day. Huge selection of wine and whisky from every region. You arrive a visitor and leave a friend. Come and experience Scottish hospitality at its finest.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Stopped at the Port Charlotte Hotel after coming off the ferry and whilst waiting for our distillery tour to start. Gorgeous seafood soup, recommended by the friendly staff. Our friends has fish and chips, which was also delicious. It was a cool day and the...pub had a roaring fire, very nice. Would definitely recommend the pub.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Isabelle Allison, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for your kind review, yes it is that time of year when it is getting colder the fire is lit to help add to a warm welcome from our staff. Our seafood chowder is a popular choice both at lunchtime and from our...More

Reviewed 30 September 2023

What a great restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient . The food was delicious. Would go there again in a hearbeat

Date of visit: September 2023
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Isabelle Allison, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for your lovely review, we do hope we can welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 21 September 2023

Walked in on a Wednesday about 630pm looking for dinner. Unfortunately we did not book ahead and they said they were completely full. Ok. So went somewhere else for dinner thinking we could come back for drinks and supposed Wednesday night music. We came in...about 845pm.. no seats available and ordered drinks. The folk sitting at the bar were firmly planted. So we stood but were obviously in the way of the staff rushing food orders in. I asked if we could bring our drinks over to the empty sitting lounge but was told that was only for residents. Felt incredibly uncomfortable and unwelcome. We never saw any indication of live music. Drank our beers and leftMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Isabelle Allison, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you felt unwelcome. Our live music nights are very popular and we have to consider our hotel residents who after dinner may wish to sit in our residents lounge, our staff will always welcome...More

Reviewed 18 September 2023

Stay round the corner from here and visit frequently to eat. Great staff....all kind, helpful and chatty.....interested in what you have done! Good choice of food,...well prepared and presented. Bar good for music on Sundays and Wednesdays...lots of chat and great atmosphere Thank you Isobel...and Graham!!!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Isabelle Allison, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for your lovely review, always great to have you with us and thank you for sharing your lovely home-made scones.

Reviewed 17 September 2023

A lovely evening at Port Charlotte Hotel. My husband and I both had the posh fish and chips followed by the homemade sticky toffee pudding. All was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed and recommend x

Date of visit: September 2023
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Isabelle Allison, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for your complimentary review great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us.

Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service. The children’s menu is great (fruit salad starter - old school but very much enjoyed and recommended) and yummy fresh fish fingers. Starters of scallops and oysters were delicious as were the mains of halibut and posh fish and chips....Cheese board and puddings also highly recommended. Front of house staff were fabulous - friendly, welcoming and so helpful. And Islay Ales on tap from the bar!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Isabelle Allison, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to hear that both children and adults enjoyed their meal with us. We are so lucky to have some wonderful local produce such as the scallops and oysters.

Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, great friendly service and staff. Came on a family holiday and had our family meal here, I had the beef carpaccio, venison and cheese selection and it was all amazing and cant fault it at all. However, I wouldn’t be able to come...to the restaurant alone with my student loan budget!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

Simply put, the freshest and tastiest seafood I’ve ever had. If you’re in Islay and you don’t come here for the seafood platter, you’re missing out. Service and food both exceptional.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Like many places serving food on Islay, the Port Charlotte hotel's food is expensive and not that good. My companion's soup was good. I ordered a cheese and pickle sandwich, which should be hard to get wrong especially when it's being charged at £8. This...one had bland cheese, too much sugary pickle and cheap sliced bread. The vegetables I ordered to go with it were so undercooked that it was hard to cut them and they didn't taste particularly fresh. The service was genuinely friendly and my feedback was received gracefully, which saved this from being a one star review.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Food fantastic service exemplary. Family dinner kids loved it we felt like royalty all night! Thank u you to Lorna and all the staff!!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous meal, I had the pork belly and haggis bon bin to start, chicken supreme as a main and the rice pudding with cardamom and coconut was to die for. My friend enjoyed all her 3 courses too. Lovely atmosphere and great service from...the team.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Spend a lot of time here when staying in Port Charlotte. The dining room has a great atmosphere. The bar is a must. Eat lunch and evening meal here regularly . Food and service excellent. Advise booking for evening meal. Live music Sunday and Wednesday...evenings. Staff just the bestMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

A friend recommended this- so glad they did. Superb food at a reasonable price. I had the chickpea curry, my husband the posh fish and chips, which he raved about. We will be back, for sure.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Fab lunch. Top notch whiskys. Beautiful spot overlooking the ocean. Servers warm and friendly worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2023
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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