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The Boatshed Restaurant

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Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland
+44 1851 702109
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely modern restaurant. Good food. Great value. Pleasant, efficient service from staff. Very busy - always a good sign! Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank KatefromInverness
Darlington, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here a couple of times whilst staying at Royal, have eaten here before and standard was excellent and have to say nothing has changed...still very good. Had the seafood pasta which was delicious. This is a very cozy restaurant even if dining alone, there's even a nice fire. Reception staff advise booking a table as restaurant can be very... More 

Thank KazSteve
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This has been recently referred, looks a lot brighter now. Food ok, went at Christmas and only 4 choices for main course. There were offers on which if we had known about (as no one said anything) then we would have taken advantage of and reduced the bill. TBH prefer HS1 next door as there is a lot more choice... More 

Thank Lesley3405
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My brothers and I were on Lewis for the weekend for the first time on over 30 years. The Boatshed is by far, the best restaurant on Lewis that we found! A little gem of a find - fantastic food, great service and a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Alastair_Karen
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Unplanned decision to eat here. Homely bar area with cozy fire. Restaurant buzzing with diners. On a Wednesday evening? Surprising but a great indication of the standard of food I thought. Definitely not disappointed. The four of us decided on the two course menu. Slow cooked beef, belated Christmas dinner and salmon on Cullen skink. Fabulous plates of food. Desserts... More 

2 Thank AllyIMac
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Crisp linen, sparkling glasses, fire and candle light - set the scene for an excellent meal using local ingredients with an original twist. Good wine selection and all at a good price. Added the icing to a wonderful stay!

Thank OldBlueBird
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Saturday 10th December at 6.45pm , undoubtedly the best meal my wife and I have ever eaten out .Comfortable relaxed atmosphere , efficient , attentive and very friendly staff , and the food out of this world .Grouse starter , monkfish and scallop main and baked Alaska to finish .Flavours all well balanced and portion size a challenge even for... More 

Thank Murdo M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, friendly staff. The perfect place for a delicious meal. Highly recommend.

Thank CharlotteJo1986
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant is a fabulous find. The service is friendly and professional. The food is sublime with the combination of flavours. I had the haggis entrée and venison main which were both delicious. The wine list is not vast, but has a great variety of selections to accompany any course. This is the second time I have visited the restaurant... More 

Thank Janette L
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Recently I had dinner at The Boatshed with new American friends of mine and we all agreed that the food was absolutely excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to go back there again.

Thank fifinut2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?