Food and Drink in the Outer Hebrides

A taste of the Outer Hebrides 

  1. Salar Smoked Salmon on an oatcake
    Get a real taste of the Outer Hebrides with Eat Drink Hebrides, the official food and drink trail of the Outer Hebrides.
  2. Plate of cooked langoustines
    Outer Hebrides hosts a troop of tantalising restaurants. Relax at a Hebridean eatery surrounded by the Hebridean sea views and picturesque landscape.
  3. Tea na dcake on a rock at Hebridean Jewellery, South Uist
    Outer Hebrides hosts a troop of tantalising restaurants. Relax at a Hebridean eatery surrounded by the Hebridean sea views and picturesque landscape.
  4. Calum MacLean and Kate MacDonald labelling Downpour Sloe Gin at North Uist Distillery
    The Outer Hebrides have some of the very best seafood, smokehouses, distilleries and crofting produce. These artisan, independent producers showcase the best that our Atlantic Larder has to offer.
  5. Croft 36, isle of Harris
    From traditional fish and chip takeaways, to island croft honesty shops and street food vans, there is plenty choice to grab a tasty bite when you are out exploring.
  6. Good Food Boutique, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
    Local food shops are an essential part of our island communities and a great place to pick up everything you need for your stay.
  7. Cocktail glasses at Cabarfeidh Hotel
    The Outer Hebrides is home to some great pubs, bars and hostelries. Live music, perfectly poured pints, wines and spirits combined with friendly chat from the locals is standard.

Island Highlights

Salar Smokehouse

Our smokehouse is located in the beautiful scenic bays of Lochcarnan on the eastern shores of the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, our approach is simple, heritage, tradition and…

Lochmaddy Bay Prawns

Lochmaddy Bay Prawns 2GO serve exclusively sustainable creel caught Scottish Langoustine/Prawns in a variety of creative dishes all homemade/prepared.

Talla na Mara

Opened in 2017 as a multi-purpose site, you’ll find a place to eat and drink in the privately run Talla na Mara Restaurant, purchase handcrafted souvenirs from the foyer gallery, visit the open…

The Island Spirit Whisky Shop

The Island Spirit Whisky Shop is a small, independent, family run business, established in July 2020 by Husband and Wife, Iain and Mary, and is situated in the heart of Stornoway town centre.

Gearrannan Black House Village Cafe

Museum, shop and Café  will be open.  Café for the 1st May while on takeaway only.  No booking in advance is necessary for day visitors unless it’s a coach party.  Social distancing is required…

Harbour kitchen.

Opened by Lach Maclean and fiancée Leelah Macaulay in 2019 the Harbour Kitchen Seafood Restaurant is where it all began. Boasting a reputation for serving the freshest fish and shellfish, Head Chef…

Duck breast with roasted vegetables and sauce on a blue plate, sitting on a brown table.

There’s a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere at Cleaver. Contemporary dishes include a fusion of traditional Scottish recipes, French classic cuisine and world specialties – prepared with the best fresh…

Isle of Lewis Gin Limited

Discover the spirit of Lewis - Mint, wild thyme, rhubarb root and heather blended with Isle of Lewis water create a light and refreshing gin.

HS1 cafe bar interior view with tables and chairs with exposed brick wall at rear.

HS1’s contemporary café menu includes steaks, pasta, wraps, salads, authentic curries and the amazing homemade HS1 burger. Enjoy coffee and a cake, a light lunch or a full 3 course dinner. Open…

Dark Island Hotel2

Located close to the shoreline, dine here to taste some traditional and contemporary dishes from a tempting menu that features some of the best Hebridean produce.

Native Hebridean Salmon

Native Hebridean Salmon are a truly unique breed, descending from the wild salmon of rugged and remote North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and raised on the Hebridean Islands and West Coast of Scotland.

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We are awaiting information from this business. In the mean-time you can check out their website

Langass Lodge

Langass Lodge has built up an enviable reputation as one of the best places to eat in the Outer Hebrides.  We offer modern Scottish cuisine using the best local ingredients.    

Isle of Harris Distillery

The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working distillery that welcomes guests. Join us on a tour of the distillery, sit by the peat fire or enjoy the…

Hamper of local produce on Vatersay beach

Community local produce shop selling quality products from Barra & Vatersay including fish, meat, bread, jams and chutneys, eggs, homebaking and much more. Also stocks wholefood, books, wool & craft…

Caladh Eleven Restaurant

Eleven offers a stylish, family friendly ‘self-serve’ carvery/buffet with excellent, freshly made dishes, a la carte and sharing platters. Eleven Express Takeaway includes all the delicious buffet…

Isle of Benbecula House Hotel

Dine in our lounge bar or conservatory to relax or view the beautiful seascape and wildlife. We offer cafe treats or a choice of tasty food dishes. 

The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, restaurant with wooden flooring, wooden tables with tan leather chairs, grey panelling on walls

Find the best of fresh produce, prepared and creatively presented at the Boatshed. Fabulous value early dinners and a la carte menus include local seafood and meats from traditional local butchers…

Experience our Atlantic Larder

  1. black
    We are awaiting information from this business. In the mean-time you can check out their website
  2. Lochmaddy Bay Prawns 2GO serve exclusively sustainable creel caught Scottish Langoustine/Prawns in a variety of creative dishes all homemade/prepared.
  3. Discover the spirit of Lewis - Mint, wild thyme, rhubarb root and heather blended with Isle of Lewis water create a light and refreshing gin.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  4. HS1 cafe bar interior view with tables and chairs with exposed brick wall at rear.
    HS1’s contemporary café menu includes steaks, pasta, wraps, salads, authentic curries and the amazing homemade HS1 burger. Enjoy coffee and a cake, a light lunch or a full 3 course dinner.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  5. Harbour kitchen.
    The Harbour Kitchen in the town centre of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, excel in serving local seafood and freshly prepared dishes.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  6. Hamper of local produce on Vatersay beach
    Community local produce shop selling quality products from Barra & Vatersay including fish, meat, bread, jams and chutneys, eggs, homebaking and much more. Also stocks wholefood, books, wool & craft supplies. Free Wifi and laundrette.
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  7. Duck breast with roasted vegetables and sauce on a blue plate, sitting on a brown table.
    There’s a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere at Cleaver. Contemporary dishes alongside classic Scottish dishes prepared with the best fresh local produce available.
  8. Caladh Eleven Restaurant
    Eleven offers a stylish, family friendly ‘self-serve’ carvery/buffet with excellent, freshly made dishes, a la carte and sharing platters.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  9. The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, restaurant with wooden flooring, wooden tables with tan leather chairs, grey panelling on walls
    Find the best of fresh produce, prepared and creatively presented at the Boatshed. Fabulous value early dinners and a la carte menus include local seafood and meats from traditional local butchers and local hunting estates.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  10. Dalmore beach, Isle of Lewis
    What a feast waiting to be discovered! Everyone knows how stunning and captivating the Outer Hebrides are, but how many know about its food and drink scene, which has blossomed in recent years and continues to thrive? Find out more in our EBOOK.
  11. Salar Smoked Salmon on an oatcake
    Get a real taste of the Outer Hebrides with Eat Drink Hebrides, the official food and drink trail of the Outer Hebrides.
  12. Coinneach Macleod, Hebridean Baker on Luskentyre Beach
    For anyone who loves the Outer Hebrides, the Hebridean Baker’s book is a real treat! Packed with 75 recipes we have a few favourites here including Aunt Bellag's Duff and Isle of Harris Gin and Raspberry Pavlova.
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  1. Address

    Lochcarnan, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5PD

    Telephone

    01870 610324

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Our smokehouse is located in the beautiful scenic bays of Lochcarnan on the eastern shores of the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, our approach is simple, heritage, tradition and quality are key in the true Hebridean fashion.

    Add Salar Smokehouse to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AY

    Telephone

    07765402848

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Lochmaddy Bay Prawns 2GO serve exclusively sustainable creel caught Scottish Langoustine/Prawns in a variety of creative dishes all homemade/prepared.

    Add Lochmaddy Bay Prawns to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Pairc Niseaboist, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AE

    Telephone

    01859 550457

    Isle Of Harris

    Opened in 2017 as a multi-purpose site, you’ll find a place to eat and drink in the privately run Talla na Mara Restaurant, purchase handcrafted souvenirs from the foyer gallery, visit the open artist studios or simply relax, regroup and enjoy the vistas.

    Add Talla na Mara to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    38 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DD

    Telephone

    07555697540

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    The Island Spirit Whisky Shop is a small, independent, family run business, established in July 2020 by Husband and Wife, Iain and Mary, and is situated in the heart of Stornoway town centre.

    Add The Island Spirit Whisky Shop to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AL

    Telephone

    01851 643416

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Museum, shop and Café  will be open.  Café for the 1st May while on takeaway only.  No booking in advance is necessary for day visitors unless it’s a coach party.  Social distancing is required and NO MASKS NO ENTRY

    Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking

    Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families

    Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Add Gearrannan Black House Village Cafe to your Itinerary

  6. Harbour kitchen.
    Mussels, potato, celeriac, buckwheat and dill
    Herb crust lobster tail and crab claw with langoustine bisque.
    Harbour kitchen.
    Mussels, potato, celeriac, buckwheat and dill
    Herb crust lobster tail and crab claw with langoustine bisque.

    Address

    5 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DB

    Telephone

    01851 706586

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Opened by Lach Maclean and fiancée Leelah Macaulay in 2019 the Harbour Kitchen Seafood Restaurant is where it all began. Boasting a reputation for serving the freshest fish and shellfish, Head Chef Lach Maclean and team celebrate Hebridean produce, with ingredients sourced locally to create simple seafood dishes and classic flavours.

    The…

    Facilities

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Highchair Available

    Special Requirements

    • Families

    Facilities

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled toilets

    Add Harbour Kitchen to your Itinerary

  7. Duck breast with roasted vegetables and sauce on a blue plate, sitting on a brown table.
    Hebridean mussels in a white bowl with restaurant in background.
    Smoked haddock croquettes sitting on a butter sauce on a blue plate.
    Cleaver @ The Cabarefidh Hotel, black ougginf and pork belly on a black dish with braised beef and vegetable dish in the background.
    Cleaver @ The Cabarfeidh Hotel, close up detail of afternoon tea desserts. glossy pink tarts, lemon macarons and profiteroles in the background.
    Cabarfeidh @ Cleaver Restaurant with light wood floor and dark brown tables and chairs with view to reception in the background.
    Duck breast with roasted vegetables and sauce on a blue plate, sitting on a brown table.
    Hebridean mussels in a white bowl with restaurant in background.
    Smoked haddock croquettes sitting on a butter sauce on a blue plate.
    Cleaver @ The Cabarefidh Hotel, black ougginf and pork belly on a black dish with braised beef and vegetable dish in the background.
    Cleaver @ The Cabarfeidh Hotel, close up detail of afternoon tea desserts. glossy pink tarts, lemon macarons and profiteroles in the background.
    Cabarfeidh @ Cleaver Restaurant with light wood floor and dark brown tables and chairs with view to reception in the background.

    Address

    The Cabarfeidh Hotel, Manor Park, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2EU

    Telephone

    01851 702604

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    There’s a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere at Cleaver. Contemporary dishes include a fusion of traditional Scottish recipes, French classic cuisine and world specialties – prepared with the best fresh local produce available. Open 7 days.

    Facilities

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled toilets

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens

    Add Cleaver at the Cabarfeidh Hotel to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Lag Na Mara Cliff,, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HP

    Telephone

    07793232127

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Discover the spirit of Lewis - Mint, wild thyme, rhubarb root and heather blended with Isle of Lewis water create a light and refreshing gin.

    Add Isle of Lewis Gin Limited to your Itinerary

  9. HS1 cafe bar interior view with tables and chairs with exposed brick wall at rear.
    HS1 cafe bar interior view with tables and chairs with exposed brick wall at rear.
    HS1 cafe bar table setting with burger and chips and coleslaw.
    HS1 Cafe Bar in Stornoway, bowl of mussels and garlic bread on table.
    HS1 cafe bar booth with chicken vermicelli salad and ramen dish.
    HS1 cafe bar booth with chicken ramen is a black bowl.
    HS1 cafe bar interior view with tables and chairs with exposed brick wall at rear.
    HS1 cafe bar interior view with tables and chairs with exposed brick wall at rear.
    HS1 cafe bar table setting with burger and chips and coleslaw.
    HS1 Cafe Bar in Stornoway, bowl of mussels and garlic bread on table.
    HS1 cafe bar booth with chicken vermicelli salad and ramen dish.
    HS1 cafe bar booth with chicken ramen is a black bowl.

    Address

    Royal Hotel, Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DG

    Telephone

    01851 702109

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    HS1’s contemporary café menu includes steaks, pasta, wraps, salads, authentic curries and the amazing homemade HS1 burger. Enjoy coffee and a cake, a light lunch or a full 3 course dinner. Open every day, opposite the Castle and Marina.

    Add HS-1 Cafe Bar to your Itinerary

  10. Dark Island Hotel2

    Address

    Liniclate, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PJ

    Telephone

    01870 603030

    Isle Of Benbecula

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Located close to the shoreline, dine here to taste some traditional and contemporary dishes from a tempting menu that features some of the best Hebridean produce.

    Add Dark Island Hotel to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, EH3 8BL

    Telephone

    018518 27090

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Native Hebridean Salmon are a truly unique breed, descending from the wild salmon of rugged and remote North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and raised on the Hebridean Islands and West Coast of Scotland.

    Add Native Hebridean Salmon to your Itinerary

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    Address

    Scalpay, Isle Of Scalpay, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XU

    Telephone

    01859 540218

    Isle Of Scalpay

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    We are awaiting information from this business. In the mean-time you can check out their website

    Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking - LIMITED

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Childrens Portions

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

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    • Dogs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Dairy Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Vegan Meals Available - IF REQUESTED IN ADVANCE
    • Vegetarian Food Available - IF REQUESTED IN ADVANCE

    Facilities

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled toilets

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens

    Facilities

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

    Add North Harbour Bistro to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    Langass, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

    Telephone

    01876 580285

    Isle Of North Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Langass Lodge has built up an enviable reputation as one of the best places to eat in the Outer Hebrides.  We offer modern Scottish cuisine using the best local ingredients.

     

     

    Add Langass Lodge to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Telephone

    01859 502212

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working distillery that welcomes guests. Join us on a tour of the distillery, sit by the peat fire or enjoy the flavours of the Island in the canteen.

    Add Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

  15. Hamper of local produce on Vatersay beach
    Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, Barra
    Wholefood produce
    Barra Atlantic fish
    Jams and chutneys
    Balls of wool
    Craft products
    Hamper of local produce on Vatersay beach
    Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, Barra
    Wholefood produce
    Barra Atlantic fish
    Jams and chutneys
    Balls of wool
    Craft products

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    Address

    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XF

    Telephone

    01871 817948

    Isle of Barra

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Community local produce shop selling quality products from Barra & Vatersay including fish, meat, bread, jams and chutneys, eggs, homebaking and much more. Also stocks wholefood, books, wool & craft supplies. Free Wifi and laundrette.

    Add Bùth Bharraigh to your Itinerary

  16. Caladh Eleven Restaurant
    Caladh Eleven Restaurant
    Caladh Eleven Carvery
    Caladh Inn - Burger
    Caladh Inn - Seafood
     Caladh Inn Buffet
    Caladh Eleven Restaurant
    Caladh Eleven Restaurant
    Caladh Eleven Carvery
    Caladh Inn - Burger
    Caladh Inn - Seafood
     Caladh Inn Buffet

    Address

    The Caladh Inn, 11 James Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2QN

    Telephone

    01851 702740

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Eleven offers a stylish, family friendly ‘self-serve’ carvery/buffet with excellent, freshly made dishes, a la carte and sharing platters. Eleven Express Takeaway includes all the delicious buffet choices – great value food to go. Open 7 days.

    Add Eleven at the Caladh Inn to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Creagorry, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PG

    Telephone

    01870 602024

    Isle Of Benbecula

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Dine in our lounge bar or conservatory to relax or view the beautiful seascape and wildlife. We offer cafe treats or a choice of tasty food dishes. 

    Add Isle of Benbecula House Hotel to your Itinerary

  18. The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, restaurant with wooden flooring, wooden tables with tan leather chairs, grey panelling on walls
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, restaurant with padded Harris Tweed seating along wall, wooden tables, tan leather chairs.
    Hebridean langoustines on a white plate, sitting on a wooden table.
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, fish and chips set on a plate with tartare sauce and mushy peas, sitting on a wooden table.
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, white bowl with mussels and side of garlic bread, sitting on a wooden table.
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, restaurant with wooden flooring, wooden tables with tan leather chairs, grey panelling on walls
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, restaurant with padded Harris Tweed seating along wall, wooden tables, tan leather chairs.
    Hebridean langoustines on a white plate, sitting on a wooden table.
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, fish and chips set on a plate with tartare sauce and mushy peas, sitting on a wooden table.
    The Boatshed restaurant at The Royal Hotel, white bowl with mussels and side of garlic bread, sitting on a wooden table.

    Address

    Royal Hotel, Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DG

    Telephone

    01851 702109

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Find the best of fresh produce, prepared and creatively presented at the Boatshed. Fabulous value early dinners and a la carte menus include local seafood and meats from traditional local butchers and local hunting estates. Closed Sundays.

    Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens

    Add The Boatshed Restaurant at the Royal Hotel to your Itinerary


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Tha gu leòr cho math ri cuilm  


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