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Lochindaal Hotel Restaurant

Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
+44 1496 850202
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (70 reviews)
“langoustines” (27 reviews)
“steak pie” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Seafood
££ - £££
Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

If you like seafood, it is a must do.. great value for money. Really fresh. Staff is friendly, for the non seafood friend, you will find something on the menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stehar6
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The typical Scottish breakfast is a meal to behold. The chef was kind enough to cook for us even though he was not open yet. He prepared a feast with hagaz as the center piece. It was so good I forgot the correct spelling. People...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank gergalv
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Good food. Basic surroundings in a friendly locals’s bar complete with pool table. Great selection of alcoholic bevera

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bob W
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Called in for drinks. Really friendly staff, good selection of whisky if that’s what your looking for.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JTravels85
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Hotel rooms are very good value for money. Breakfast was excellent. Staff very friendly and childfriendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tina s
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely the locals pub! We Booked ahead as we had been turned away the night before. One of the dishes we ordered was lovely, the other was not piping hot at all and was cold in most places. The barman/waiter was so harrased as he...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 3Niner
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We were placed at the bar, the most unlikely place to have quite possibly the best seafood platter I have had in a long long time. You must pre-order 24 hours in advance as it is fished locally totally fresh on the same day. Islay...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Boxy987
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Good food at a good price! We ate in the bar as we had our dog which got really busy however both the staff and locals were very friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank bourne2climb
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been living in Tokyo for almost two years. They do seafood very well there and after a disappointing meal in Glasgow when I arrived in Scotland the food in the Lochindaal was the best and most filling meal I’ve had in a very long...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kensaikinross
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was of course the best meal of our trip and by far the most expensive. We prebooked but since it took over an hour to get our food I think they misplaced. Waitress apologized and said they had to go somewhere to get it....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MaMa_C52
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$126
British, Scottish, Seafood
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 850202
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The Lochindaal Hotel in Port Charlotte is one of Islay's most traditional hotels. It is a family run establishment, having been in the MacLellan family for well over 100 years. Iain and Katie and their 5 children are the latest generation of MacLellans to have the privilege of running this lovely old pub. Over the years the pub has played host to many characters; friendly locals, holidaying visitors and many a famous face. They all leave with a tale to tell about an evening at 'The Lochindaal'. The hotel also boasts an impressive collection of rare and unusual Islay and other malt whiskies which can be viewed from both bars. In the hotel during the colder months there are roaring peat and log fires and local musicians regularly entertain the guests with traditional Scottish music, attracting a merry audience. The hotel has developed a great reputation for it's Seafood dinners and there are numerous excellent Trip Advisor reviews praising the freshness and the exceptional quality of the local seafood supplied by our great island fisherman who battle all weathers to get the seafood straight to the table that day. 24 Hours notice is required for the Seafood Platters. Iain, the owner (also head chef) works very hard to ensure that all of his guests are well cared for and happy. The Lochindaal is noted for it's friendliness and humour, our staff are welcoming and accommodating. The hotel consists of two bars; the public bar has a pool table, dart board and juke box, the lounge bar has a pleasant dining area with tables and seating for up to 24 guests, it is comfortable and cosy with an open fire - this is where most meals are served. Fresh bean to cup coffee is served all day in both bars. There is a restaurant situated at the rear of the hotel, this can accommodate larger parties for evening dining, birthdays etc. There is also a bar in this room. Pre-booking is required for the use of this room and arrangements can be made to staff the bar. There is free WiFi available to all guests whether they be in for a quick drink, indulging in a Seafood Platter or staying overnight, please ask the bar staff for the WiFi Key code.
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