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Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$43
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my husbands birthday here and it was wonderful. We were fully taken care of from the moment we walked in the front door. Friendly staff and guests, great food and wonderful wine list

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quiet drink with my boyfriend for a quick catch up with some old friends only to be welcomed by a very unfriendly and rather hostile, short, curly haired lady. Although we were hastily directed to a table which was free, mid conversation...with the polite barman, we were left to feel rather unwelcome in a place renowned for its ‘caring Islay hospitality’. Did not feel welcome at all by some, but the friendly barman and one waitress made our quick stop that bit better. Was a shame to come home and to a place I spent many of my years working only to be treated this way.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022

Never stayed but enjoyed several meals in the restaurant and bar. Exceptional friendly staff and good variety of dining options. If you’re lucky, you might catch some live music too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2022 via mobile

We unexpectedly managed to get to fort Charlotte today. What a stunning place. The weather was a bit blowy…so we popped into the hotel for lunch. Since we had less than an hour until our bus back to Bowmore, I ordered tomato & basil soup...with bread. It was gorgeous. The man who served us was so friendly , and really helpful. It was great sitting down and having the view over the sea, the many instruments on the wall , and stunning art as well as fab pics of various Scot’s gaelic bands and musicians who have visited and performed in the bar. It’s such a pity we didn’t have enough time to stay for dessert -which all looked amazing. Will definitely be returning . the bars beautiful and i can only imagine the rest of the hotel is too.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

My husband and I met up with another couple for four nights at the Port Charlotte Hotel. Our room (#2) was well appointed and comfortable - it was also impressively quiet! The hotel is cozy and decorated well - definitely take time to explore and...look. They have a library with many interesting books as well. The food is fantastic. Breakfast is simple but well done with many options. Dinner is excellent and surprising and great flavor combinations. We did the seafood platter one night and it was a great time. The bar is well stocked - with spirits and knowledge! We even got lucky with a night of live music, which was a highlight for me. We did three days of distillery touring (two distilleries per day) and had an incredible time. Paul was our driver for touring and he made a wonderful quick friend. Thank you to Isabel for helping make our arrangements and make sure we were happy. Gratitude to Gary for both his military and civil service, as well as being a fine whisky man! Love and luck to you all, Stefani and AndrewMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

Just had the most delicious meal at the Port Charlotte Hotel restaurant. Attention to detail, friendly and helpful service from Lorna and Marianne. Extensive wine and whisky list. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. See photos - all absolutely delicious - best oysters and scallops ever!...Monkfish and halibut so fresh and tasty. Cheeseboard - massive! Thank you for spoiling us! We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022

Amazing service, so warm and welcoming, it was lovely to sit by the fire. The posh fish and chips are really tasty, the burger is great and so is their chicken. The sticky toffee pudding definitely shouldn’t be missed! It is a little expensive but...we felt like it was worth it as we had such a lovely time.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

Ate here our last night on Islay. Service is super friendly and it's a lovely cosy dining room. As a group we had a variety of things from the menu and everyone really enjoyed what they had. Not the cheapest place, but we all thought...it was worth it. Phenomenal whisky selection for afters as well.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022

Amazing food and friendly staff. Had fish and chips last night and Chana Massala tonight. Very tasty !

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

Our experience both of the pub and of the restaurant was very positive. The restaurant is stylish, with a good choice on the menu, and excellently cooked food. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

We booked a table for 7 in the restaurant, we had a warm welcome and were swiftly shown to our table. Service was excellent by Lorna and her colleagues, ambiance was very enjoyable. The food arrived promptly and the quality did not disappoint either, it...was delicious, well presented and all freshly prepared to order. “The Posh Fish and Chips” was a dish i would highly recommend and was the highlight of the meal for me, closely followed by the excellent starter and dessert. Will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022

An excellent meal of fresh seafood . A wonderful ambience and excellent service . Hope to be back 🤩

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

Dinner with eight friends to celebrate a 50th Birthday. From the pre-dinner drinks right through to departing, the service from Lorna and her team was 5 Star. Food was outstanding and a true display of Islay's finest offerings. Wine list strong too. If every hotel...or restaurant had a Lorna, they would up their game instantly.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing night in the Port Charlotte Hotel restaurant on Saturday. Incredible food and wine, brilliant atmosphere and the most lovely and helpful staff. It was my husbands 50th birthday, Lorna and her team went out of their way to make it such...a special and memorable night. The surf and turf special was absolutely delicious! Just perfect. The lemon tart was also delicious, really crisp and light pastry. Thank you so much!!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Delicious local food, perfectly cooked and well presented, what else is there left to say? Particular highlights include the scallop starter, which was beautifully seasoned, and the chocolate fondant dessert, which was a gooey decadant treat.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Our bar meals are served between 5.30 and 8.30 p.m. Our dining room serves between 6.30 and 9.00 p.m. I would advise you call the hotel on 01496 850360 to book a table as this evening is already heavily booked. Thank you
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Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4