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"Fab dining, with a simple, but perfect menu..."
(The Sunday Times September 2013)

We are open to non residents for dinner, afternoon tea and breakfast. Booking is essential.
We have two elegantly furnished dining rooms. Tables are automatically reserved for residents; non residents are welcome to book for dinner. We serve a set menu, with no choice, but with notice we can provide for most dietary needs and we take particular care to cater for vegetarians.
We aim for natural, skilled cooking of the ingredients most immediately available, especially the islands' fish, shellfish, lamb, beef and game. We use organic, wild or home-produced ingredients as much as possible. Bread, cakes, biscuits and ice-creams are made by us, apart from the shortbread and oatcakes which are made by Flora MacLeod, mother of George, our restaurant manager.

Getting the sort of ingredients we like can sometimes be difficult (never mind expensive!) on Harris, but we are always trying to find the best that we can. In recognition of the care that we take in sourcing and preparing our food, we were one of the restaurants (and the only one from the Outer Hebrides) to be featured in Alastair Sawday's Eat Slow Britain.
We have an interesting list of about 80 wines with prices from £12 to £120, with most bottles in the £15 to £30 range. Our suppliers include Les Caves de Pyrene, Goedhuis, Domaine Direct and Whirly Wines.
We are also listed in the Michelin Guide; the Good Food Guide; the Good Hotel Guide; Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay; and Scotland the Best. We are one of the The Times top 10 best places to eat by the sea in the UK.

Sample Dinner Menu

Inverawe smoked venison, garden salad, Lewis quail's egg

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Harris Minch langoustines, garlic & herb butter, Dijon mayonnaise,
crushed olive potatoes, garden vegetables

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Tarte tatin, cinnamon ice cream, blackcurrant coulis

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Scottish farmhouse cheese, biscuits & oatcakes

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Tea, coffee or herbal infusions, homemade chocolates and petits fours

Breakfast includes:

Freshly squeezed orange juice

Fruit compote, yoghurt, pink grapefruit, cereals

Muesli with organic oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries,
blueberries and almonds toasted in honey

Organic oatmeal porridge with double cream

Ayrshire bacon, local sausages, Stornoway black pudding,
white pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, local eggs

Inverawe kippers, Uist flaky smoked salmon

Click here to contact us and reserve a table
Scarista House
Sgarasta Bheag, Isle of Harris, HS3 3HX
Phone (+44)(0)1859 550238  bookings@scaristahouse.com
Dining Room 
Dining Room
Cheese selection