Places to Eat

The islands have a long tradition of crofting and fishing spanning 100s of years.  Food would come largely from the fertile land alongside the machair where crops could be grown and sheep & cattle could graze.  Fish and shellfish abound and you will be hard pushed to find any that compares elsewhere.

Today, both top-class restaurant chefs and home-taught enthusiasts will seek your approval of both traditional food and drink, together with modern variations of the recipes.  There’s a wide range of traditional and contemporary places to find food and drink on the islands.  Look out for hotels, restaurants, tiny tea-shops, community centre cafes and takeaways.

The County Hotel

Located right in the heart of Stornoway adjacent to An Lanntair Arts Centre and a few minutes from the ferry terminal, the County is a small, comfortable, traditional hotel with a popular restaurant serving Indian, Italian and local dishes. The restaurant is a popular retreat...


40 №RTH is located just off the A858 near Bragar. The Croft Kitchen has a deli selection and sandwiches on offer at the counter, as well as a fully-fledged takeaway and 'ready made meals'  menu available for customers to call in and order from (think...