Welcome to SeaSalt -Bistro & Takeaway-

SeaSalt_logo_RGBSeaSalt is a newly opened and already lively bistro-takeaway in the lovely harbour of Port Ellen. A perfect place to stop if you’re on your way to the ferry, or if you’ve just arrived, we can offer you morning teas, coffees, breakfast rolls and scones, as well as varied lunch and dinner menus, and a popular takeaway service.

Our welcoming and attentive staff are delighted to offer you a diverse contemporary cuisine, from freshly made pizza and pasta dishes to seafood and steaks, and an attractive selection of daily specials. Cooked to a high standard in our open kitchen, most of our food uses locally sourced ingredients, including Islay-landed lobster, langoustines and scallops, a daily fish dish, and Argyll beef, lamb and venison.

You can find us on the way to Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg distilleries, and we’re also well located for visits to Port Ellen Maltings, walks on the Oa, and Kilnaughton Bay, Carraig Fhada lighthouse and the idyllic Singing Sands. Newly refurbished with light panoramic windows looking out onto Port Ellen, SeaSalt is a comfortable place to stop and take a break.

Opening Hours Bistro

OPEN 6 DAYS – Mondays Closed
10 am – 11.30 am Breakfast/Coffee Time
12 – 2.30 pm Lunch
3 pm – 5 pm Closed
5 pm – 8.45 pm ( last order ) Dinner

Take-away Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner within the normal opening hours

Quick Links to our menus

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Booking is highly recommended.

Reservation policy during peak time April – October

We operate with a 2 Sitting Dinner System
First table sitting reservation starts from 5pm or 5.30pm where the table needs to be returned before 7.30pm
Second table sitting begins from 7.30pm

As we are a small bistro restaurant with limited tables and a seasonal business, we request during peak time a deposit of £10 per person if the reservation consist of 7 guests or more. The deposit is payable with the confirmation of your booking.

Cancellation fee: If you wish to cancel and refund a deposited reservation with us, a  prior notice of 48 hours is required. If the Cancellation notice of 48 hours can not be honoured then we reserve the right to keep the deposit.

General Notice:
If your party has not arrived or called via phone within 15 minutes after your reservation time, the restaurant reserves the right to mark your reservation as a no-show or cancellation.