Places to Eat

Whether you Enjoy Fine Dining or a Hearty Fish and Chips…

There are plenty options for eating out or takeaway across Lewis & Harris. Here are just a few of our local recommendations. Be sure to call to book for sit in meals to avoid disappointment.

Eating Out in Harris

From Bowglass to Rodel you will find fantastic options for sit in meals, seafood vans and even a butty bus. You won’t be stuck for options; the problem will be how to pick your favourite!

Ardhasaig House

Ardhasaig House is an award-winning small hotel on the beautiful Isle of Harris. The fine food, luxurious accommodation and exceptional service are the hallmarks of Ardhasaig House.

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Harris Hotel

Situated in Tarbert, the hotel (which is over 100 years old) offer traditional island hospitality, superb food and a relaxing atmosphere, and however brief your visit, whether on business or on holiday, at Harris Hotel you will be assured of an enjoyable and memorable stay.

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Hotel Hebrides

The Pierhouse Restaurant has become a highlight of the Outer Hebridean experience. The Pierhouse is a relaxed informal restaurant overlooking the harbour. They offer a creative modern menu, including top organic produce and light and healthy options. They are open every day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. You can also opt to eat in the Mote Bar If that would be your preference.

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Loomshed Deli

The Deli is the perfect place if you like a good cup of coffee and a chocolate brownie. You can also get some lunchtime pies or quiches as well as some local delicacies. But the main attraction here is the local beers that are hand made and poured on the Island. Crofter and Iasgair – a craft pale ale and craft lager are a tasty reminder of your time on the Island.

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Loomshed Brewery & Taproom

Unit 3, Iomairt an Obain, Tarbert

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Island Bites

A lovely food van where you can get your morning roll, a cup of tea, burger or fish and chips and look out for their specials.  From time to time you can get their famous cheesecake.

Waterside Café

Based right in the centre of Tarbert, the Waterside Café is a lovely spot to get a light lunch in between your activities.  It is a small but perfectly formed building full of charm.  


Isle of Harris Distillery

Once you have had a good look around the shop you can grab a coffee and cake from the Distillery café.  Keep an eye on their website for opening times.


If you are a foody and want to treat yourself then the flavour interactive dining experience is for you.  An 8 course tasting menu full of local delicacies located just out of Tarbert.


Harbour Bistro – Scalpay

Another treat for foodies.  This award winning restaurant in Scalpay is a must do if you like to try out local dishes.  Be sure to book in good time – it fills up fast.  

Lorna’s Larder

This food van is only a few miles out of Tarbert on your way to the West side of the Island.  One of the owners dives for scallops that are then served at night from the van – what more could you ask for.  

Blas Bhon Iar

A great food van based at Horgabost beach.  Servicing delicious fish and chips, burgers and lovely specials.  Perfect to warm you up after a walk on this stunning beach.  

Talla Na Mara An Traigh

Let yourself be swept away by the beauty of Harris. Situated with a backdrop of Niseaboist beach and the Atlantic Ocean, An Traigh Cafe Bar & Restaurant is located within Talla Na Mara.

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Temple Café

22 Northton, Isle of Harris

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Scarista House

There are two elegantly furnished dining rooms that serve a daily changing set menu, with no choice, but with notice they can provide for most dietary needs and they take particular care to cater for vegetarians and vegans.  Open to non residents for dinner and breakfast. Booking is essential.

Croft 36

A hidden gem in Northton.  This takeaway serves homemade breads and evening meals.  Look out for their pizza nights too.  The takeaway shed is a self-service honesty box so have your cash ready when you visit.


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Berry Bliss

Bringing the novelty of real fruit ice cream from New Zealand to the Western Isles, Berry Bliss – Real Fruit Ice Cream provides real fruit ice cream as their main product using a base of either frozen yoghurt or ice cream, flavored with frozen berries! Perfect for a hot day in Harris


Katag’s Kitchen

New to summer 2022 and worth a visit if you are down that way. Lovely Traditional home baking and recipes passed down the generations.

Butty Bus

A fast food takeaway bus situated at Leverburgh pier providing cooked to order, fast, locally sourced meals for locals and tourists alike.

The Cake Shed Luskentyre

It is likely you will be heading to Luskentyre beach and on the way you can pick up the nicest cakes and tray bakes.  Keep an eye on the Facebook page for opening times.  

Island Dainties Scalpay

Look out for Island Dainties in Scalpay and The Cake Shed on the Luskentyre road – both places you can pick up amazing local baking and pay via an honesty box.

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Eating Out in Lewis

Less than 1 hours drive away in the town of Stornoway. You will find lovely places to eat for you and your family. Here are just a few that we recommend.


The Boatshed has enjoyed a great reputation for many years and is one of the most popular restaurants in Stornoway for local residents, as well as visiting guests.  The cuisine celebrates traditional Scottish dishes, adding influences from around the world. The menus change often, reflecting the seasons and the availability of produce, with every dish promising a special dining pleasure.

For something a bit lighter or fancy some cocktails try out their café bar HS-1 which is next door to the Boatshed.

By the Harbour

A very popular fishmongers and seafood takeaway.  A lovely place to get some local delights to make at your self-catering.  They also come to the Harris Hotel car park most Friday’s around 10.30am.


Justifiably claiming to be Stornoway’s most popular restaurant, Eleven is stylish, fun, family friendly and great value.

But most important of all, it’s a restaurant where you can enjoy excellent food. They use top quality, fresh ingredients, including huge quantities of fresh fish and shellfish from nearby harbours. You have a great range of choices when you go to Eleven, as there’s a ‘serve-yourself’ buffet and carvery, an a la carte menu plus their sharing platters that offer exceptional value for two people dining together.

Seasgair at The County Hotel

A firm favourite with locals and tourists you will get a lovely hearty lunch or dinner.  They offer a fantastic Indian selection on top of their regular menu.  

An Lanntair

Elior at An Lanntair offer an amazing cake range, baked treats, and freshly brewed barista coffee; and the Elior chefs have crafted and curated new food and drink offers, packed full of locally sourced, great tasting dishes to entice and encourage all back to An Lanntair.

Caberfaidh Hotel

You can eat in the Cleaver Seafood and Grill or book private dining for you and your party.  

At the Cabarfeidh Hotel the chefs love to celebrate the best of Scottish and Hebridean produce. Hebridean langoustines and scallops are firm favourites and well worth sampling, as is the Scottish braised blade of beef, Leurbost mussels and Stornoway black pudding. The chefs source as much of our food as possible from local and Scottish suppliers, using the finest seasonal ingredients to ensure you have the very best dining experience.

Fish varieties will vary according to catches and are offered alongside a variety of creative and well presented meat and vegan dishes. Menus change regularly to reflect the seasons and availability of ingredients.


If you like proper Neapolitan style pizza you will love Crust.  Positioned not far off the main road when you leave Stornoway on your way to Harris you can pre order a pizza and sit and enjoy it with a lovely view of the loch at Achmore.

The Woodlands Café

At the heart of the castle grounds you will find this cosy café.  Here you can warm up with soups, toasties as well as bigger hot lunch meals like fish and chips and macaroni.  This place is a family favourite with a play park just outside.

Harbour Kitchen

Located in the town centre of Stornoway, serving freshly prepared dishes with an emphasis on local seafood. The restaurant boasts an open kitchen with a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outdoor seating, weather permitting.

The Crown Inn

Pizza, wraps, nachos and big plate dinners – you can get it all here at the Crown.  Another family favourite as well as being popular for their cocktails you are bound to have a good meal in The Crown Inn. 

Cross Inn, Ness

The Old Barn Bar is an historic crofters barn,  converted into a pub with buckets of character in the 1980s. Go and mingle with friends and locals while enjoying a dram of whisky, homemade food and a roaring peat fire.  Or when the Hebridean weather allows, relax with a well earned pint in our beer garden. During the holiday season you can also eat in their restaurant where you can enjoy plenty local delicacies.  

The Breakwater, Ness

A lovely café looking onto the Port of Ness.  A large menu to chose from including tasty burgers and pizzas this place is great for families who are out exploring Ness for the day.

North Harbour Bistro

North Harbour, Isle of Scalpay


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