Eating Out

In Harris

In Lewis

Places to Eat in Harris

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Sunday Lunch, Dinner, Takeaway

The Anchorage

Relaxed dining with views over the Sound of Harris

On the pier in Leverburgh, a relaxed restaurant that serves great local seafood in particular, often with live music at weekends.

01859 540218


Lunch, Dinner, Tea & Coffee

North Harbour Bistro

Relaxed Harbour-side Restaurant

Seafood & curries share the limelight in this restaurant over the bridge in Scalpay.

01859 550238

West Harris


Scarista House

Formal restaurant in a romantic location.

Scarista House has a delightful dining room in the former Manse above Scarista beach. Perfect for a special occasion.

01859 550258

West Harris

Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea

An Traigh (Talla na Mara)

Relaxed restaurant/café with jaw-dropping views   

An Traigh is Gaelic for “The Beach”. Popular for weddings, this spot in the West Harris Trust centre in Niseabost

01859 502154


Dinner, Lunch, Tea/Coffee

Harris Hotel

Formal restaurant & Lounge & Bar meals in historic hotel

In Tarbert the Harris Hotel, famous for its range of malt whiskies and links to JM Barrie has a formal restaurant, informal bar-meals in the lounge and a pizzeria at the end of the building.

01859 502364


Dinner, Lunch, Take-away

Hotel Hebrides down by the ferry serves a bistro menu in the bar. Perfect after a day in the Harris Hills

01859 502500

North Tarbert


Ardhasaig House

Formal restaurant

Four-course dinner in this intimate restaurant in a small hotel, just to the North of Tarbert

01859 530268


Lunch & Tea/Coffee

The Skoon Art Cafe is a good choice for lunch in the Bays area on the East coast and has spectacular views back across the Minch. Small and popular so can be a bit of a squeeze at lunchtime. Does a great cappuccino.


Lunch & Tea/Coffee

Waterside Cafe


Just up from the ferry, opposite the car-park in Tarbert, serving cakes, sandwiches and take-away coffee. It sometimes opens for dinner on summer evenings.

01859 520370


Lunch & Tea/Coffee

An Clachan


If you are looking for a coffee in Leverburgh, An Clachan has a cafe above the shop,



Seafood Shacks


Taste the Sea, with views over Loch Seaforth can claim on being the most scenic fish & chips in the country. Locals rave over Sam’s Seafood Shack in Rodel. The Butty Bus on the pier in Leverburgh does fish & chips as well as life-saving coffee & rolls for the morning ferry to Berneray Blas an Iar (Taste of the West), usually at Horgabost Campsite, and Island Bites in Tarbert both do burgers and take-away meals Croft 36 in Northton runs an honesty shop serving tasty home-made meals and snacks. For bread and sweet treats, The Temple Café in Northton is now a craft bakery

Places to Eat in Lewis


Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee

An Lanntair

Bar & Restaurant in the Stornoway Arts Complex

Bringing you the best in Arts, Events, Music and Entertainment in the Western Isles.

01851 706916


Lunch & Tea/Coffee

Woodland Centre

Community Café in the Castle Grounds 

The Woodland Centre in the grounds of Lews Castle is a good spot for lunch, with a great range of sandwiches. You can get to it through the Castle grounds, or across the footbridge from town.

01851 703250


Lunch & Dinner

County Hotel

Relaxed restaurant in Stornoway town centre

Seasgair (Snug), is a good spot for Indian food in the centre of Stornoway

01851 702109


Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee


Café and relaxed restaurant

Informal café in the Royal Hotel, with great ice-cream sundae desserts

01851 702109


Lunch & Dinner


Formal restaurant

The Royal Hotel’s popular Boatshed restaurant does modern Scottish cuisine from fresh local produce


Lunch & Dinner

Cross Inn

Pub with bar meals

Proper pubs are rare on the islands, but this is a good one at the far north tip of Lewis, with great beer and food to match

01851 706586


Lunch & Dinner

Harbour Kitchen

Informal restaurant

Lively restaurant with a modern menu in Stornoway. I am a fan of their risotto.

01851 672334


Lunch & Dinner

Uig Sands

Formal restaurant

This restaurant is a 90-minute drive from the house, but worth the journey for both the setting and the food.