From full Scottish breakfasts to dinners of Islay scallops washed down with a bottle of sauvignon blanc, the Lochside kitchen is open all day. Non-residents are welcome for breakfast. The lunch menu — featuring soups, sandwiches and snacks as well as more substantial fare — kicks in from 12pm. Dinner is available from 5-9pm.

Local crab, langoustines, scallops, mussels and oysters all feature regularly on the Lochside’s summer menus, alongside halibut from the neighbouring island of Gigha, prime sirloin steaks, racks and shanks of lamb, as well as old favourites like fish and chips and Steak and Islay Ale pie.