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The Boatshed Restaurant

Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
+44 1851 702109
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“langoustines” (16 reviews)
“venison” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food and local ale. Staff excellent. Friendly, chatty and knowledgeable. The Boathouse has good views out over the harbour and is attached to the main hotel in town.

Thank Shoodybong
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the most wonderful meal in this restaurant. Very pleasant and most helpful staff. Would recommend to anyone looking for a first class meal in very pleasant surroundings. Would definitely return whenever we visit Stornoway!

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely surroundings in a comfortable cosy restaurant and a castle/harbour view from majority of tables in the restaurant. Food is excellent, would go for the early bird sitting as same food but a lot cheaper! Staff friendly and service good.

Thank aussiegirl162018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food had here. Will be going again... Resturant has a relaxed feel to it. Waitress and waiter vet helpful and polite.

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First we had some problems to find the restaurant In fact it is the restaurant of the Royal hotel which is close to the harbor. There are not so many restaurants on Lewis & Harris and even we had not booked before they were kind...More

Thank Georges E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

O Lord how good the food tasted at The Boatshed. I had the belly of pork with black pudding and my wife had some monkfish with scallops. We ser super satisfied!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Building/ hotel doesn’t look special from the outside but the restaurant was first class, great service, ambiance, food and drink, we’ll recommended.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, local knowledgeable staff and super fish dishes with locally sourced fish and vegetables.

Thank johnpugh098
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked for 3 and then upped to 5 without much of a problem. The restaurant was full but each course was cooked to perfection. I get fed up with over-cooked food! But this place was amazing. I just wish it wasn’t SO far away....More

2  Thank SallyBuckingham
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were recommended The Boatshed through our accommodation and it was well worth the visit. Thankfully we managed to book a table, although it was already very busy and full later the same evening. The menu was quite pricey however the food was delicious. We...More

Thank ShivMac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Stornoway
  • Phone Number: +44 1851 702109
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