Fresh food, beautifully prepared and presented in Solas Restaurant, TripAdvisor’s highest rated* restaurant in Stornoway.
Enjoy contemporary dishes representing a fusion of traditional Scottish recipes, French classic cuisine and world specialities. Plus wines specially selected to complement the food at this restaurant in Stornoway and offering the same combination of the highest possible quality and good value that we can achieve.
Solas means ‘light’ in Gaelic and that’s an excellent word to describe this modern brasserie style restaurant, completed in 2007. The sophisticated light and sound system means that the ambience may be adjusted to suit the time of day.
Head chef, Phil, has a passion for cooking and has travelled the world developing his skills in preparing fish, shellfish, local lamb and other fresh local food in some of the finest locations for the production of these ingredients. He then returned to Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, to discover that our own fresh foods are in every way a match for those he found during his travels.
We regularly launch new sets of menus – all the food shots on this page feature items from the menus, to which you’ll find links at the bottom of this page.
*Highest ‘rated’ by TripAdvisor – an explanation.
From a TripAdvisor member: “The menu was superb and so was the food and wine. The waiter and waitresses were very attentive, efficient and friendly – just the kind I like. We had a great evening.”
Note that TripAdvisor ‘rankings’ are not the same as ratings – rankings are influenced by the number of reviews, so a restaurant with a lesser ‘blob rating’ can rank higher in TripAdvisor. There are a small number of other food establishments in Stornoway with 5 blobs, but these are takeaways, coffee shops etc.
Fresh, Scottish ingredients are used extensively, including superb local fish and seafood.
Hebridean langoustines and scallops are particularly good and well worth sampling, as are Lewis lamb, Angus beef, Leurbost mussels, local estate venison, Stornoway black pudding and other delicacies. Fish varieties will vary according to catches – monkfish is occasionally available at this popular restaurant in Stornoway and is a great treat at a fraction of London prices.
Menus change regularly to reflect the seasons and availability of ingredients – there are links below to example restaurant menus – note that these are typical menus and will change at from time to time – they are provided only to give you an idea of what to expect.
The location is luxuriously appointed and ideal for a business dinner, a family celebration or perhaps a small wedding reception.
Alternatively, all of the hotel’s banqueting suites are available for parties of between around 20 and 180 guests to be catered for by Solas’ staff.
Restaurant opening times
- Breakfast : 7.00 – 9.30 am, Monday – Saturday (Sunday 8.00 – 10.00am).
- Lunch: 12.00 – 2.00 pm, Monday – Saturday (Sunday – see ‘special’ below).
1 course £15.00
2 courses £19.00
3 courses £22.00
- ‘Fixed price’ early dinner: Monday – Saturday 5.00 – 6.30 pm. (Sunday – see ‘special’ below)
1 course £17.00
2 courses £21.00
3 courses £24.00
- A la carte dinner: Monday – Saturday 5.00 – 9.00 pm. (Sunday – see ‘special’ below)
Although it’s possible to order 3-courses for as little as £23 – a more typical 3-course selection for most diners is likely to cost around £30 – £33.
- Sundays (special menu, includes traditional roasts): 12.15 – 2.00 pm, 6.00 – 9.00 pm.
1 course £13.00
2 courses £18.00
3 courses £22.00
A limited ‘All Day’ lounge menu may be ordered from 12 noon until 9pm, Monday through Saturday, for service in the reception lounge, the conservatory or cocktail bar. It’s also available in your room at lunch and dinner times (small tray charge applies).
Please note that opening times and prices may change from time to time without prior notice – correct at 1st March 2015. E&OE.
Reservations are always advisable.
Downloads – all are hosted on our head office website and will open in a new browser window. Please note that these are typical examples to give you an impression of what to expect and availability/prices may vary from the documents here.