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Dining Room

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The hotel dining room offers a cosy, homely atmosphere with dimmed lighting, beautiful wood and warmth.  Most of our food is sourced locally and the exotics on the menu are sourced in Scotland although not on Islay.  Seafood comes from around the coast of Islay, the hand dived scallops are wonderful and come from a local lad who does the diving in all sorts of weather.  We sometimes have local highland cattle beef on the menu when it is available.  Local venison is used as is local lamb and the beef is as local as we can get.  Everything is home made , we are as quick as possible but on busy nights we do ask for your patience while we make your dinner.


At breakfast we use local eggs from free range, happy, hens, Stornoway black pudding, Scottish haggis and Scottish bacon, Locally made sausages from our butcher.  Home made Jam and Marmalade with Granary Toast.   Smoked haddock  can be arranged for breakfast with notice the night before.


At lunchtime we provide home made soups, a variety of main courses and home baking with freshly ground coffee.


The dining room menu and the evening bar menu are the same and a copy of this is on the website.

We can also provide packed lunches on request – handy for bird watchers who are off the beaten track.

  • “We were more than pleased with the menu, always varied, always top quality and the service excellent.”... More
  • “It is certainly one of Islay's Jewels. So thanks to you all and it will be our pleasure to return next time we visit.”... More
  • “What a find ... from the outside this hotel looks uninteresting, but what a revelation when you walk over the door... wonderful!”... More
  • “The reception from Peter, the owner, is friendly, warm and welcoming as are the rest of the staff who served us.”... More
  • “The food was quite superb... fish and chicken goujons were both superb and the presentation was a work of edible art and tasted second-to-non.”... More
  • “Bowmore Hotel is one of the best hotels on the Hebridean island of Islay. The staff could not be more friendly and are very knowledgeable.”... More
  • “I very much recommend the Bowmore for a restful holiday and whiskey tasting.”... More
  • “The rooms are of good quality. the bar is great. and the staff and food are second to none.”... More
  • “The Bowmore Hotel is such a friendly place with great food and a fine selection of the local Islay single malt whiskies!”... More
  • “Every request and question was met with genuine interest and a desire to satisfy. Every member of staff was a credit to the team at the hotel.”... More
  • “My overall summary is that 'the staff' display an authentic interest in their guests and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.”... More

The Jewel of Islay

The Bowmore Hotel is more than just a hotel. It’s a hospitality experience. A guest at Bowmore can expect a unique experience; where you can relax in good company, enjoy good food & drink, see live music in comfortable surroundings or explore the island and discover unrivaled beauty.