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Sample Menu


Home made soups, one of which is Spinach, Tomato and Garlic

Deep fried Squid with Lemon Mayonnaise

Deep-fried Goujons of Smoked Haddock with a sweet chilli Dip

Smoked Islay Beef with Wasabi and Mustard

Smoked Salmon with Lemon

Bacon, Prawn and Cream Cheese Pate with Toast


Steaks, 10oz Sirloins with a choice of Boozy Sauce (red wine with fresh Herbs)

East Meets West (mushroom and onion sauce with an oriental twist)

Cheesy (a creamy blue cheese sauce) and Pepper sauce made with fresh green peppercorns and Cointreau.

Italian Chicken (chicken breast with a Tomato, Basil and Garlic sauce),

Chicken with the same sauce as the East Meets West


we do a wide variety of curries as mild or as hot as you would like.

Varieties are Chicken, (Indian or Thai), Lamb,Venison and Beef


Corn Fed Chicken, Islay Rib Roast, Roast Beef with Red wine gravy, Roast Lamb with creamy mint sauce and Roast Venison with Shrewsbury Sauce


Irish Stew with Guinness, Venison with Lagavulin, Steak with Redwine and Thyme

Pasta: Vegetarian with Tomato, Basil and Garlic Sauce or Spaghetti Bolognese

Shellfish Cream and Brandy Stew (all the best of our Seafood including Lobster brought together in a lovely Creamy Sauce)

Scallops MacLellan (Fresh Islay Scallops in a White wine and cream sauce)

Smoked Scallops with Lemon and Basil Dressing

Fresh Salmon with Lemon Cream and chive sauce

We also serve Crocodile Steaks and Ostrich with any of the Steak sauces

  • “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.