Dining at the Royal Hotel

At the Royal Hotel great emphasis is placed on celebrating the very best fresh local produce available. Meat from traditional local butchers, venison from local hunting estates and of course fish and shellfish from the seas around the Outer Hebrides are key features in our menus. 

The Boatshed restaurant is a stylish, modern restaurant overlooking Stornoway Harbour and Lews Castle. Menus in the Boatshed celebrate the best of Scottish and Outer Hebridean seafood alongside a variety of other creative and well presented dishes. 

If you are looking for a more casual dining experience then our recently refurbished HS-1 Cafe bar is for you. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a meal or light bite with friends and family in a relaxed setting. HS-1 is served by the same kitchen as the Royal’s renowned Boatshed Restaurant, so your chosen dishes are prepared to high standards by a team of professional chefs.


We are Good To Go!

The Royal Hotel Stornoway is now part of the Good To Go Scotland scheme, an industry standard mark developed by the four Visitor agencies across the UK. Approval of this scheme confirms that our business has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, and is assurance to you, the customer, that we are following strict public health guidance and have carried out COVID-19 risk assessments to ensure we have all the correct processes and protocols in place to maintain cleanliness and social distancing.

COVID-19 procedures to ensure you and our team are safe include;

• We ask that you please arrive at the time of booking,
• A dedicated door host available to let you know of our safety measures,
• All names and contact details will be taken from guests to assist in the NHS track and test service,
• Hand sanitising stations available in the foyer, restaurant entrances and bathrooms,
• Tables and chairs sanitised after each seating,
• Condiments available on request,
• Continued staff training on Covid-19 procedures, in line with national guidance,
• Enhanced cleaning, especially toilet checks, and sanitising of equipment,
• Continually liaising with our local authority/EHO to review and adhere to government guidelines and requirements.