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Experience our new Essence of Islay tasting menu during a 2-night break, from just £399 per couple.

Dinner is included on one evening from our new six-course Essence of Islay menu in Restaurant 18, with panoramic views overlooking the links and ocean – the perfect spot to watch the majestic winter sunsets.

A foodie’s dream, the six-course menu will change to reflect the seasons and sample dishes include Loch Gruinart Oyster paired with an Islay Ales stout reduction and a foraged seaweed crumb, as well as a creative dish centred around a selection of flavours, colours and textures from the nearby Nerabus Farm. Other highlights include Bowmore landed crab and lobster bree (Gaelic for broth) and Ardtalla venison loin accompanied by baby beetroot, spinach puree and salted crab apple.

Across land, sea and air, Islay is brimming with local ingredients, ranging from seafood and game to freshly grown vegetables and herbs. In celebration of this, the new menu will honour Islay’s natural larder and centre exclusively around hyper-local ingredients, showcasing the very finest produce we have to offer. All of the produce is free-range and sourced from small-scale farmers and suppliers on Islay in a bid to reduce food air miles, whilst supporting artisan businesses that ecologically manage the land.

View the Essence of Islay menu here.
Wine pairing is also available for an extra £100 per couple.

The Machrie was featured in the top 30 UK hotels at the Condé Nast Traveller Awards 2022.

Islay is a wonderful destination for a winter getaway. Relax by our crackling open fires, watch a movie in our cinema room, or treat yourself to a spa treatment to help you melt the stresses of life away.

There is so much to discover across this Hebridean Isle on the various walks and cycle trails passing historic monuments and landmarks. Unwind on one of Islay’s 22 beaches, perhaps with a spot of wild swimming if you’re brave enough!

One of the most accessible Scottish islands, Islay can be reached by air or sea. Just 25 mins from Glasgow Airport with Loganair or 2.5 hours by ferry with CalMac from Kennacraig.

Experience true escapism at a luxury hotel by the sea on the stunning Scottish island of Islay.

Begin your Islay adventure at The Machrie!


• Accommodation for two nights (available 7 days a week)
• Six-course Essence of Islay menu on one evening
in Restaurant 18 (wine pairing £100 extra per couple)
•  Full Scottish breakfast each morning

Rates per couple for 2 nights from:
£399 Feb & March

Essence of Islay Tasting Experience

From £399Per Couple