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.
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.
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.
Altachorvie Hotel offers regular music events hosted by the owner and well-known Scottish Jazz singer, Joni Keen.