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.
Find out more about the Isle of Harris
Plan your Hebridean Holiday and create amazing memories
3 amazing cycle routes on the Isle of Harris (Outer Hebrides)
Discover the Isle of Harris: A Cyclist's ParadisePublished on 20 April 2023The Isle of Harris is a stunning and captivating gem in the Scottish Hebrides, a true paradise for cycling enthusiasts. Its unique combination of breathtaking landscapes, diverse terrain and...
10 Must-Visit Islands That Will Take Your Breath Away
Published on 18 March 2023I am very fortunate to have travelled extensively, for business and for pleasure. I also absolutely love islands. They are so different from their mainlands, with their own character, landscape, light, cuisine, and sometimes unique flora and...
See the Northern Lights in Scotland – Attend the Outer Hebrides Dark Skies Festival
Published 12 January 2023The best night skies in Scotland - Discover the wonders of the cosmos A special event is the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival. This festival celebrates the unique and beautiful night sky you can observe in this part of the world, which has some...
Top 5 Safety Tips when travelling with your dog by ferry to the Isle of Harris
Published 10 January 2023Top tips for bringing your dog to the Isle of Harris A trip to the Isle of Harris with your furry best friend can be a great way to explore this beautiful island and create lasting memories with your dog. We welcome well-behaved dogs at Òran...
Visit the Outer Hebrides and start your Hebridean Adventure
Published 10 January 2023The Outer Hebrides are very different from the mainland of Scotland. The long Hebridean island chain lies off the west coast of Scotland, with the main islands being Barra to the south, the South and North Uist in the centre, and then to the...
Best Luxury Holiday Homes Isle of Harris
Best Luxury Holiday Homes Isle of HarrisIn the last 20 years, the Isle of Harris has become one of the best hide-away holiday destinations in Scotland. If you’re looking for a luxury Harris holiday home, we have put a list together for you.Published on 20 November...
Harris Weather – Forecast, Winter Climate & Temperatures
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 Best Beaches on the Isle of Harris
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.
Top 10 Rainy day activities Isle of Harris
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.