Eating at the Estate
Eating In ….
The Estate cottages are offered on a self-catering basis, and in each property, the kitchens are provided with all the key equipment needed to do most home cooking. Depending on season and activity, the Estate can provide fresh vegetables and venison, or give guidance on local sourcing, as it is our intention that guests eat well during their time on Harris. The main Borve Lodge can be booked on a fully catered basis with chef, houskeeping and host services.
We are well-served by general stores at Leverburgh, which is about 10 minutes drive away, and Tarbert, just 20 minutes north. Larger supermarkets (Tesco and Co-op) are based in Stornoway. Note that all stores are closed on Sunday.
Harris has a scattering of restaurants and coffee shops to choose from. We do recommend that you book during summer for the more formal destinations, as these establishments are very well-subscribed
Scarista House – Georgian Guest House with restaurant open to non residents – ideal for a romantic occasion. 01859550238. Booking necessary
Ardhaisaig House – A leading guest house just outside Tarbert, which serves fine local food to non-residents. 01859502500 Booking necessary
The Anchorage Restaurant – Suitable for all, less formal retaurant serving local seafood right on Leverburgh Harbour. 01859520225. Booking advised
Skoon Cafe – A small art cafe perfect for afternoon tea and viewing some local art work. No booking necessary
The Temple Cafe – A black house in Northton that is a special spot for lunch or a light dinner. No booking necessary
Hebrides Art Cafe – An art gallery with small cafe serving soups and cakes. 01859550338. No booking necessary
Flavour – Chris Loye is an exciting and dynamic chef who is employed by the estate as their resident chef to the Lodge. He also operates a ‘pop up’ restaurant from his home at Pairc Niseaboist and can be booked to cook an intimate meal for you during your stay in our self catered properties (subject to availability). Chris produces superb food and the estate is delighted to be associated with him. As a sideline Chris and his partner Nicola produce stunning home made chocolates!