Food & Drink

 Make the most of the freshest shellfish you will find anywhere in the UK. Most of the catch from Uist is sent to the markets in Spain and France. Eat it here while you can! We also have fantastic wild venison and machair fed local beef and lamb.

Below you will find a selection of food & drink options available locally. If you are eating out for evening meals in the summer months, be sure to book ahead. For a full list see the
 Eat Drink Hebrides Trail.


Food Shopping

fresh caught shellfish

There are a variety of options for food shopping on the island and the surrounding area.


Westford Inn

Eat well at Westford Inn

Really good local pub food, craft beer and gin selection. Colin and Eilidh offer a great pub experience with a real fire and traditional music. Approx 10min drive from Uist Forest Retreat. See facebook for event details.

Berneray Shop & Bistro
Scallops at Berneray Bistro

Tuck into surf and turf lobster and steak. 

Abigail and Ruaraidh make a great team, Ruaraidh supplies the fresh shellfish from his fishing boat and Abigail looks after the Bistro. Light lunches and home made baking available throughout the day as well as evening meals. Take a walk around Berneray whilst you are there. The beach is so stunning the Thai tourist board once used a picture of it to promote holidays in Thailand!


Hamersay House, Lochmaddy

Fine dining on North Uist

Head Chef Andy Coe has worked across Europe and combines his eclectic knowledge with the very best local ingredients available on North Uist. 

A stylish brasserie with a fresh and variable menu. 

Lochmaddy Hotel, Lochmaddy

Lochmaddy Hotel

Wild venison and machair fed beef and lamb are a speciality here.  

Homemade desserts by resident pastry chef Eilidh Boyle are particularly recommended!

Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy
Kallin crab sandwich

A fantastic cafe serving local produce and home baking, located in our valued arts centre in Lochmaddy. 

Explore the latest art exhibition and the museum collection whilst you are there.


Langass Lodge, North Uist
Eating out at Langass

A former shooting lodge near the community-owned Langass Woodland and iconic Hercules the Bear statue. 

Evening meals include fresh meat and shellfish by local Head Chef, Mike Macdonald. Call in for tea and coffee after exploring the neolithic Barpa Langass and the ancient Stone Circle



The Dunes Cabin, Hougharry 


Visit Anne and her friendly team at The Dunes Cabin for a crab roll, cuppa and some delicious home baking to enjoy by the beach – bliss! 

By RSPB Balranald Nature Reserve. Excellent guided walks by RSPB wardens are available during the summer months. This is a great way to understand more about the special machair life that is unique here on the islands. 

Namara Cafe, Kallin, Grimsay

Fresh shellfish, fresh from the sea, simple and utterly delicious. 

Scallop and bacon rolls are always a favourite as well as lobster and chips. Visit the shop afterwards and collect some scallops and crab claws to enjoy back at your treehouse – yum!


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