We are hoping that our friends and guests will help us to fill this page up with their thoughts after visiting the many eating establishments on Arran. There is a huge variety of places to eat, so to get the ball rolling, here are a few of our ramblings on eating out....






The Drift Inn. "The Drift" is situated on the shoreside of Lamlash Bay near the local bowling green, and used to be one of our favourite places to eat and drink in Lamlash.  We hear that it serves good food and coffee for most of the day. It has an extensive food menu, and a great specials board - often featuring local produce. The view is great, and eating out in the beer garden on a sunny day used to be one of our special treats. Unfortunately, they do not accept bookings any more, and this does not work for our family.  Not an issue if you are an all adult party. 


The Pier Head Tavern. "The P-H-T" is more of a traditional pub, serving excellent food throughout the day. The menu is traditional and the food is tasty. Wine is around £16/£20 per bottle, but expect to pay around £7.50 for a glass of Proscecco. The service is quick and efficient, and you will be well looked after throughout your time here. There is also a great pool table and a good selection of beers and wines. We often eat here,as they DO accept table bookings.

The Glen Isle Hotel. The Glen Isle also serves great food throughout the day.  There is a menu outside the front door, so it is possible to check out the food without committing yourself to dining here. They accept bookings, which is a high priority as we have two children of school age.

The Lamlash Bay Hotel.  The Lamlash Bay is a great wee bar and restaurant. The menu is excellent,and the pizzas are strongly recommended. Wines are in the £16 - £20 range, and the service is excellent. Our favourite dish is the Teriyaki Salmon with noodles - delicious!  Good food at a good price - and they accept table bookings!

The Old Pier Cafe. This fabulous cafe is situated, as the name suggests, at the Pier in Lamlash! The doors open most days around ten in the morning and close again around four in the afternoon. The food is excellent and is chosen from three blackboards on the wall. There is usually a choice of four (yes, four!) homemade soups, each one better than the last! There are lots of mouth watering cakes and scones as well as the more traditional "tray bakes". Don't stay in Doricmorr without a visit here for breakfast, lunch or coffee and schneisters!!




The Brodick Bar. The Brodick Bar is situated across the road from the Post Office in Brodick. It has two distinct areas - the bar and the dining room. They do not take bookings during busy spells, but don't let that put you off, there is rarely a long wait. The food is fantastic, though verging on the expensive side. The Brodick Bar used to be our favourite place to eat, but after a couple of visits, the attitude of certain staff changed our minds. Good food though.

The Auchrannie Hotel. The Auchrannie is one of our favourite places on the Island (not least because we had our wedding there!). The Auchrannie now offers a wealth of places to eat and drink. Our favourite was Brambles Bistro, which then closed, but appears to have opened again on a seasonal basis.  Food and atmosphere here is great, including open log fires in the colder months. There is another great eating place in the newer part of the hotel (The Spa). Here you will find pasta bars, help yourself pizza bars and salad bars on different days. Drinks are a bit more toward the hotel price range, but the service is excellent. There is a kiddies play area and an internet room (for a small charge).