Enjoy local delicatessen in your luxury self-catering holiday home on the Isle of Harris
Eat in style and enjoy the finest views in the UK
With a well equipped kitchen at your disposal, cooking a fabulous meal to share has never been easier.With its open plan layout, cooking and socialising at Òran na Mara is a real pleasure. Enjoy a local takeaway back at the house admiring the glorious views at the end of a long day of adventure. Alternatively, buy your own fresh seafood and enjoy preparing it with the Atlantic as your backdrop.
Dine out at some of the best restaurants on the Isle of Harris
Isle of Harris is home to excellent bars, restaurants. The Outer Hebrides is famous for its seafood, and Harris is no exception, with salmon, trout, scallops and lobster regularly topping the menu. Local specialities include venison and game, accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables.
Below, we’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the best restaurants in the Isle of Harris to enjoy top local cuisine. Do call ahead to reserve a table, especially in the summer months.
Discover The Spirit of Harris
Wines, Beers and Spirits
Great drinks go hand in hand with great food on Harris. Venues serve a wide range of beverages from classic soft drinks through to Crofter ale and Iasgair lager from the island’s Loomshed Brewery. Also available are a wide range of ales brewed in small batches at the Isle of Harris Brewery in Borrisdale. Wines and cocktails are easy to find, with shops near Òran na Mara well stocked!
Venture further afield and enjoy a glass of wine at the Mote Bar in Tarbert. Enjoy the best of food and drinks in Harris.
Visit the Isle of Harris Distillery
Innovative new breweries are emerging in the Hebrides, and nowhere is that better illustrated than at the Harris Distillery. Nestling on the shore of East Loch Tarbert, the distillery produces some of the finest whiskey in the Hebrides, in the shape of their popular Hearaich single malt.
If you’re a lover of fine spirits, this is a wonderful place to visit for a tasting, a tour and to pick up a bottle or two to take away.
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Harris in winter is brilliant! Want to know why? You’ve got the island, the beaches, the countryside mostly to yourself! Imagine going for a beach walk and not seeing another soul. Harris in winter is for those who really want to switch off, get away from it all and sit back, relax, sit by the fire, finish a novel or two, take amazing photographs, enjoy the starry skies and be rewarded with the Northern Lights.
The Isle of Harris – part of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland – is undoubtedly known for it’s fantastic beaches. They look like they’ve been transported out of the Carribean, they just forgot to add the temperature and the constant sunshine.
If Harris is known for one thing – then it’s the weather and the unpredictability of it! The weather in the Outer Hebrides can be “interesting”: blue skies and then gail force winds at the same times, or horizontal rain. Nevertheless, Harris and Lews have got lots to offer on rainy days.
Just as petrol stations are more sparse on the Isle of Harris and the Outer Hebrides in general, so are electric vehicle charge points. You do need to plan your EV journey to take account of this. But as an EV driver, you will be used to planning ahead, and with Scotland being EV-friendly you should have an excellent experience.
Dog friendly holidays mean that you can enjoy your time together with man’s best friend. It’s only natural you want to bring your dog on holiday with you! However, it can be hard to find dog-friendly accommodation anywhere! The luxury beach cottage Oran Na Mara offers dog-friendly accommodation on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides.