Eating Out in South Uist

There is no shortage of places to eat out in South Uist if you want to sample some Hebridean cuisine.


The Kildonan Centre

This is a heritage and cultural amenity, with a museum that offers a slice of Hebridean history, with artefacts and replica rooms that show how it would have been, an archaeology room where finds can be cleaned by visiting archaeological groups. There is a craft shop and café offering teas, coffee and snacks.


Orasay Inn

This is small intimate hotel at the north end of South Uist and provides fresh local cuisine.


Hebridean Jewellery

This small but delightful café offers teas, coffee and light snacks and a browse around the shop filled with local handcrafted gold and silver jewellery and other crafts.


Lochboisdale Post Office and Internet Café

Look out for the signs of a big cup cake as you enter the village. Coffee, tea and snacks are available, gluten and dairy free options.


Borrowdale Hotel

Borrowdale Hotel is at the edge of Daliburg, offering morning coffee, lunch, afternoon teas and Dinners (which should be pre booked).


Polchar Inn

  • Is situated at the southwest tip of south uist right on the waters edge with views of Eriskay and Barra.
  • A charming Inn that dates back to 1750 with some of the original features still intact.
  • Polchar in Gaelic, Pol a Charra, which means Poll (inlet) and Charra (large stone or rock) referring to the standing stone across from the inn.



No visit to South Uist would be complete without a visit to Eriskay.

  • A small island with beautiful beaches strewn with shells.
  • The local pub named Am Politician after the famous ship that ran aground just off its shores, depositing 264,000 bottles of whiskey into the sea. It is said that 24,000 bottles of that cargo found its way into the hands of the locals before the customs officers arrived. You can see some of these famous bottles in the bar, but they are not for sampling!

Great days out in South Uist