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The Islay Hotel

18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
+44 1496 300109
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
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101 - 110 of 364 reviews

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Amazing soup with coconut extracts. The quantity was also quite lavish and the food menu is very wide. It is easy to pamper yourself with the exceptional service

Thank Prarthana D
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Islay Hotel restaurant on our first night staying in the hotel. The menu was extensive and featured lots of seafood options. We visited in November (the off season) so the restaurant was relatively quiet and slightly chilly. We enjoyed the window seat...More

Thank Cmf512
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I am returning to Islay on 23rd November and staying at the Islay hotel in Port Ellen. Again I will be eating in the restaurant of the hotel where the staff are brilliant and the food first class and all from the local area. The...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

we had dinner several times and we were never disappointed: good Scottish quality, nice taste and friendly service

Thank Gerda R
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The fresh salmon was absolutely outstanding, as were the mussels. We had a very nice dinner at the Islay Hotel!

Thank MichaelB_TA
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great value for money and amazing quality. Soft shell crab burger is way beyond awesome here Every dish we had was top notch starter main and desert

Thank KScott1710
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After a day of walking around outside in the wind and rain, we really appreciated the cozy dining room of the Islay hotel. They offer several Scottish and international classics. Though a bit pricey, the quality is great and they offer plenty of appetizers, drinks,...More

Thank wkrieger
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the artwork is very pleasant. Comfortable wooden tables and chairs. Service was efficient, friendly and timed just right. The browning butter served with the bread was delicious and with a hint of sweetness. The salmon was excellent. The ricotta...More

Thank travelling5Illinois
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Islay Hotel Restaurant with its extensive whisky bar and its elegant dining rooms was a perfect place to spend an evening on Islay and in particular in Port Ellen. We were able to enjoy our meal in a quiet friendly dining room while there...More

Thank JoeV314159
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I dined three times in the last couple of months and the food was always very good and at decent prices. I tried, duck, lamb and haddock with chips - all very good, Enjoyed also the appetizers and the desert with Lagavulin 16

Thank Emil_20160930
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Ellen
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 300109
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