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Food and Drink on the Small Isles

Updated: 4 days ago

The freshest seafood - Café Canna

Food and drink is a core part of the visitor experience on the Small Isles. With such a fantastic natural larder, we are really keen to showcase everything on offer from freshly caught shellfish and foraged seaweed to island reared beef and lamb. From the local fisherman and farmer to foragers and local producers - it really is a community effort to bring your food to your plate.

Where to eat - Small Isles


  • Close to the pier - Galmisdale Bay Cafe & Bar serves up excellent home made food set against a stunning backdrop.

  • Lageorna Restaurant on the north-west side of Eigg offers a set price menu, made with the finest local produce (fruit, game, lamb and fish from Eigg, Muck and Rum). It’s not open every night, so booking is essential; call 01687 460081.

  • The Isle of Eigg shop has a range of fresh and baked goods, fish, meat, tinned food and general supplies. If you are visiting the island you can email a food shop order to (preferably 10 days in advance) to pick up when you arrive on the island. There is a £5 charge for a pre-order/ delivery service.

  • Pick up free range eggs and organic fruit and vegetables from Eigg Organics.

  • Rest and Be Thankful - This patio tea garden in Cleadale serves very tasty home-baking.

  • Laig Bay Brewing Co - pick up a locally brewed beer from Galmisdale Cafe.


  • There isn’t a shop on the island so take food provisions with you. Either purchase a food shop at the Co-op in Mallaig before getting on the ferry or email with your food order the day before the ferry and call to pay for supplies between 6-7am on the day of the ferry. The items will then be boxed up, with your name and island and put on the boat to the island.

  • You can order lamb (including cuts of mince, cutlet chops, loin chops, shanks, diced, rolled shoulders and whole or half legs) from the local farm (01687 462362 Colin & Ruth MacEwen) and fresh shellfish (lobsters, brown crab & prawns of various sizes) from The Little Red Boat ( t 01687 462136 m 07444 799 787).

  • The tearoom is a hub for islanders and visitors alike providing homemade lunches, morning coffees and afternoon teas. Pizza night is usually held every Wednesday night April - Sept and takeaway meals are also available. (Check opening times outwith summer season).

  • Visitors can also visit Gallanach Lodge for evening meals consisting of the finest seasonal Scottish seafood, game, meat and vegetables. Make a reservation here.


  • The Isle of Rum General store stocks a range of provisions from everyday supplies to vegan and gluten free options. The shop is incredibly well stocked with a wide range of goods to suit all of your needs while visiting and is located adjacent to the Village Hall, approximately 15 mins from the Bunkhouse. It's open everyday from morning coffee right through to evening drinks. Tea and coffee, hot snacks and good chat are available.


  • Café Canna is an award-winning little restaurant and bar which is known for its dishes almost entirely sourced locally. Its seafood platter is particularly popular. Booking is strongly advised.

  • Organic vegetables from Canna House Garden are available in the community shop.

  • The local community shop, situated a short walk from the pier, stocks essentials, local goods (including free range eggs & home-made bread) and crafts from local artists. The shop operates on an honesty basis and provides free wifi and a kettle for hot drinks.

You will also find a range of food and drink products to take away with you and remind you of your time on the island. Enjoy treats like chocolates from Choc-Ness (the tearoom on the Isle of Muck, home made tablet, locally produced jams and chutneys, beer from the Eigg brewery and much more.

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