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White Hart Islay Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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1 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
+44 1496 300120
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

There were 3 in our party. We had two evening meals here. One experience was not good, service indifferent, white wine warm and meals uninspiring and one meal choice frankly not very tasty at all. Second night we all had the same...beer battered fish and chips which was well-cooked and good. Wine was cool and service better this time. Wouldn't... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Good Service, nice room. Really good portions, get the seafood platter, it's enough to feed 2 or 3 and the smoked salmon is amazing.

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Thank DMacMB
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I stopped in here for one of the nights I was in Port Ellen. I only discovered it towards the end of my trip or I might have eaten there a bit more. The place had the styling of a classic old hotel restaurant. The menu wasn't huge but there was a decent variety of portions. I settled on the... More 

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1 Thank Shane G
Edmonton, Canada
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We were told there were only two good places to eat in Port Ellen, so we went to check out both and they were a bit pricey and busy so we walked a little further up the street. We came up to a quiet hotel and bar on the edge of Port Ellen. The food here comes in large portions... More 

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Coylton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Good food I has the goats cheese to start mmmm delsih and then the chicken burger... and they call it a whopper for a reason! and all very reasonable

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2 Thank Angela T
Lennoxtown, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Ate here one night last week. Atmosphere ok lovely fire but food too rustic!! Portions massive and of basic quality. Prob try again tho. Just needs refined a bit.

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1 Thank Carole M
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Ate here every night during a recent visit to Islay. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Friendly staff with a good knowledge of the local whisky and gin.

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2 Thank Yvonne M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Me and a friend visited The White Hart to dine food and drink some beer. The food we selected was delicious and the beer really good. If we will dine in Port Ellen again we will consider coming back to White Hart

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Thank Mikael T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Travelling through Scotland from Australia, we got to experience a variety of good quality from restaurants and venues. We only came here as the 'other' main restaurant in Port Ellen was fully booked with a wedding. We heard the only other customers talking about their food in a positive manner. We felt good about this.. Ordered an entree and a... More 

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1 Thank Justin M
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Having got the evening ferry from Kennacraig, after a long day's cycle, the White Hart were really welcoming, with good beer and plentiful food, as well as the opportunity to wild camp just outside on the green overlooking the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Ellen
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 300120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?