You are advised to check opening times and reserve a table, particularly for large groups. Here are a few of our favourites ....
Felicity's at Bar Eden, Whiting Bay. Open from 10am until late for coffees/tea, cakes & pastries, lunch and evening meals. Very popular so dinner reservations are recommended.
Coast Bistro offers casual dining with beach-side seating for alfresco dining. Reservations recommended.
The Glenisle Hotel - café, bar, restaurant and beer garden overlooking Holy Isle. Cosy fireside in the cooler months.
The Lamlash Bay Hotel - newly refurbished bar and restaurant offering pasta, pizza and grill. Lounge bar.
The Drift Inn - relaunched in 2018 offering an imaginative menu featuring seafood and locally sourced food and drinks.
The Pierhead Tavern (The PHT) is a stylish bar and restaurant with a regular programme of live music and events. Roof-top terrace with sea views.
The Douglas Hotel Bistro - café, bar meals and bistro. Great cocktails and whisky bar.
The Brodick Bar - bar and restaurant.
The Auchrannie Resort, Brodick: Cruize - family dining & bar, Brambles Seafood & Grill, eighteen69 - fine dining restaurant for a special occasion.
The Wineport - at the foot of Goatfell. Café/bistro open all day and evening.
The Sannox Bay Hotel - a bar and restaurant overlooking the beautiful bay.
The Stags Pavillion is a favourite venue with the locals. BYOB.
The Kinloch Hotel - light snacks, bar meals and restaurant. Open all year.
The Lagg Inn offers a pretty riverside beer garden, bar and restaurant.
The Kildonan Hotel - Bar meals, a conservatory restaurant and beer garden by the beach. As well as evening dining, try the fabulous 'Eggs Benedict by the Sea' from the Sunday Brunch menu.
The Screen Machine is a travelling cinema visiting remote communities across Scotland. It parks up at the Auchrannie Resort and the lorry is magically transformed into a 80-seat cinema. Buy tickets online in advance. Bring your own refreshments or try a pre-cinema meal in the Cruize Bar.
NEW for Easter 2019: A cinema is planned for the old ferry ticket office in Brodick. Islanders and visitors will be able to enjoy the latest films with two 55-seater screens.
There are regular music sessions, visiting musicians and ceilidh nights throughout the year. Check the local paper, 'The Banner' for details.
Regular music sessions at The Drift Inn & The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash
Arran Music - summer ceilidhs and concerts around the island.
Arran Events - a useful events listing with advance tickets to purchase online.
Arran Folk Club
Sunday Folk Night at The Ormidale Hotel, Brodick.