Food & Drink

Food and Drink

The exceptionally clean Outer Hebridean sea is home to our fishermen and their catch is superb quality and highly sought after. Whilst the vast majority of fish caught locally is exported to France and Spain, visitors to the Island have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local seafood while it is at its freshest. There is also fantastic local wild venison and Machair fed lamb and beef which has a wonderful flavour. Below is some information on where to buy food and options for eating out. Please book ahead for evening meals during the summer months.

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Local Food
  • The Westford Inn is an award winning family run pub at Claddach Kirkibost
  • They serve great pub food with generous portions and their menu includes fresh locally caught seafood
  • 15 mins drive from the cottage
The Westford Inn
Scottish Langoustine
Berneray Shop and Bistro
  • They serve light lunches and home baking during the day and also evening meals.
  • The Bistro's location on Berneray makes it a fantastic place to visit for a day. Walk on the stunning beaches and then head for the Bistro for lunch or dinner.
  • 35 mins drive from the cottage
  • They serve wild venison form the North Uist estate and Machair fed lamb and beef as well as a variety of seafood
  • Takeaway food is also available - please see their website for more details and the menus
Lochmaddy Hotel
Local fresh fish
Hamersay House
Local Crab
  • Hamersay House is a brasserie in Lochmaddy about 25-30 mins drive from the cottage
  • They use fresh local food from North Uist for their menu and the special dishes change daily
  • Langass Lodge is a former shooting lodge on the edge of Loch Eport overlooking Ben Eaval
  • Head Chef, Mike Macdonald combines modern Scottish cuisine with local produce
  • A restaurant and a bar menus is available
  • About 30 mins drive from the cottage
Langass Lodge
Seafood Paella
Namara Cafe, Kallin
Lobster, Namara seafood
  • Namara Cafe is on Grimsay about 30 mins drive from the cottage
  • You can eat in the cafe, on the pier or buy food to takeaway
  • Choose from fresh lobster, crab claws, langoustines or scallops


Explore the archeological sites of the Island


Explore the wildlife of the Island. RSPB Balranald visitor centre is 5 minutes walk from the cottage


Visit the museums and artisans who have made North Uist their home  


If you are feeling more energetic...


Explore the coast, islands and wildlife from the sea


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See the Northern Lights. Experience probably the best dark skies in the UK


Explore the coast or head to hills. Every fitness level catered for 


Day trips further afield to Harris, Lewis, Barra, Eriskay, Mingulay and St. Kilda


Enjoy world class fishing and golf



Stunning coastal walking straight from the door. No need to drive.


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Visit the remote and fascinating archipelago of St. Kilda- A UNESCO world heritage site