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And Our 'Peatzeria'

A childhood dream turned reality. Peatzeria is a modern bistro style restaurant in Bowmore Islay. Mixing contemporary design with hints of Islay throughout its decor and menu you can indulge in the experience.

The Peatzeria staff waving for the camera


Restaurants on Islay have just become Peaty

Restaurants on Islay have a new addition. Peatzeria, a modern style Bistro restaurant on Islay, opened its doors in April 2017. It has been a superb addition to this beautiful island. So how did it start? Caroline (born in Bowmore) has long wanted to have a modern restaurant on Islay. And now the seed is in full fruition serving up delicious pizzas and pasta to the local community and holiday-makers on the island.

Brown Islay pizzas
Modern Style


What we are about

Our pizzeria ‘Peatzeria’ aims to capture the feeling of a modern, big city style bistro. It means you have the best of both worlds. A beautiful, peaceful, quaint island steeped in history, then step through our doors, the feeling of a contemporary big city restaurant. It’s like Narnia. Furthermore, we offer a professional, consistent service with friendly staff. A relaxed atmosphere mixed in with great attention to detail creates an embracing environment when you come along and enjoy some great food.


Red Islay pizzas
A table with wine bottle, glasses and barrel with cutlery set up on it. Picture are hanging on the wall in the background.

Who is behind the scenes

Peatzeria is a family run business. Caroline has always dreamed of a modern, stylish restaurant on Islay. Married to David, they already run Islay Cottages, a successful business on the island. 

Caroline’s sister Sharon and husband Paul manage the Pizzeria along with other family members. Paul is a well-known chef whose cooking career spans 35 years, covering quality hotels, acclaimed restaurants and gastro pubs across the UK and Ireland. Paul has a great interest in healthy eating programmes in schools where he teaches young people not only how to cook but to cook healthily. 

Fortunately, he has now decided to turn his hand to preparing you the finest pizza on Islay. Sharon also has a long background in the hospitality industry and provides the friendliest of welcomes to our guests. Between Sharon and Paul, you are in very good hands.



Inside out

In front of Peatzeria, to the west, lies stunning Lochindaal. What’s more, in the summer months, you can cast your eyes over this view whilst dining in our outside dining area. Uniquely sited in the Episcopalian church building on Shore Street in Bowmore, you will feast surrounded by history.  Built in 1903 (evidenced by a piece of signed wall cladding by James McPherson, Joiner April 14th, 1903, which we discovered) it seats 36 inside and 26 outside. Its contemporary style indulges you in the modern whilst echoing the past. Peat cutting implements, old photographs of Islay characters and life and stunning original murals and paintings create a deep connection with the Island and its history in a contemporary style.

Red outdoor table and chairs next to sea

So come along and taste the delights!

If this has your taste buds tingling then come along and see what it is all about. Whether you are a local or you are on your holidays on Islay, you will be coming back for more! You can book a table by calling us on 01496 810 810. If you have any queries you can also get in touch with us here on our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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