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The Machair Kitchen

The Machair Kitchen restaurant opened in March 2017 and is operated from Talla na Mara Community Enterprise Centre by Hotel Hebrides.

Talla na Mara Community Enterprise Centre is owned and managed by the residents of West Harris.  Translated from Gaelic, Talla na Mara means the Centre by the sea.  Overlooking the golden sands of Niseaboist beach and the sound of Taransay, the Centre boasts one of the most photographed locations in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Cuisine:  Chef Sam Barnes has carefully considered every element of the menu, which contains a mixture of light bites, more substantial options and melt in your mouth cakes.  Provenance of ingredients and your whole dining experience is important to our team and we want to share these with you when you visit.  We work closely with the West Harris Trust and cater for their events when required.

Events: What truly separates The Machair Kitchen from any other establishment is the mixture of cuisine and culture. The venue hosts music events with award winning traditional/folk musicians, local artists/photographers, movie nights and more.  Visit the Talla Na Mara Facebook page for their full schedule, and if you are looking to host an event in the community space, please contact the West Harris Trust on 01859503901.


Winter Opening Hours:

The Machair kitchen will be closed from 4.00pm on Saturday the 27th of October.

We will be closed throughout November – opening only for our wine pairing event.

We will re-open on Monday 3rd of December – Saturday 22nd December:
Tuesday – Saturday: 12.00pm – 4.00pm for Lunch, tea, coffee cakes…

We may hold weekend dinner events throughout December and will keep you posted on Facebook.

We will confirm our opening times for 2019 closer to the time.

To hire Talla na Mara for a private function or event

Please contact West Harris Trust via:


Website: www.tallanamara.co.uk

E-mail: info@tallanamara.co.uk

Telephone: 01859 503900

Weddings at Talla na Mara

Please contact us to create a bespoke quotation for your wedding

E-mail: weddingsandevents@tallanamara.co.uk

Telephone: 01859 502858