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The County

Francis Street, Stornoway, Scotland
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Ranked #16 of 29 restaurants in Stornoway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Also a hotel, but I want to be able to review it as a restaurant - without details of a stay
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Also a hotel, but I want to be able to review it as a restaurant - without details of a stay
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75% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Larbert, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The county attracts a varied cliental, so appeals to locals and visitors. Average pub grub with a nice chicken and vegetable curry sold here after 2 pm. Slow service but this will be due to a very hard working dark haired young lady in here, while her other two workmates moved at an exceptionally slow pace,

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights, so ate here each night. Very impressed with the Curry menu. I had the Garlic Chicken curry on the first night, and a Chicken Dopiaza on the second night. Both were delicious. The 3rd night (Sunday) was a small traditional menu so I had the Cheeseburger which was alright but nothing special. Definitely... More

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highlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Four of us had lunch last week in the hotel restaurant. Service was noticeably quick and efficient, and before long we enjoyed a choice of food. We each chose something different, and we were all satisfied with our own selection. It's the sort of place I wouldn't hesitate to use again, should I have freinds in town. If I was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Decided against going with the curry menu as we were due on a flight. What a mistake! We ordered the cheeseburger and chicken fajitas from the very hard to locate waiting staff. The cheeseburger was cold, and the fajitas were ...horrible. The sauce was full of crunchy fajita mix. Couldn't find anyone to complain to. Finally managed to settle the... More

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St. Andrews
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The County Hotel is centrally located in Stornoway, and offers its diners tables within a converted pub setting. First impressions might not offer much expectation of fine dining, but this is deceptive. The County has a recommended curry menu which I have not tried, but my own experiences involve booking a standard dinner with business colleagues when other locations were... More

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Denby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very enjoyable place to have a coffee or a drink in the lobby. The hotel is away from the main shopping area. The only drawback I can see is the smell - Indian dishes form part of the hotels menu and there is a strong odour of Indian spices. Which some people may find off putting. I cannot comment on... More

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Aberdeen
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a very average Indian. I've eaten in many Indians and to be honest the taste of the food is very different to others. I would not choose this place if eating with friends.

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Mallaig, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My father and I had the mussels to start, these were absolutely divine! Cooked to perfection, and in a glorious creamy, garlic sauce. The mains however were sub-par; I had the fish pie which had rubbery prawns and dried out mash potatoes on top. The couscous was very dry and cold - and didn't really go with the rest of... More

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

On a recent visit to the County, our opinion on the restaurant changed. Both myself and my boyfriend enjoyed having lunch there and ate there often. On our last visit, the restaurant wasn't exactly busy as a lot of the customers were just having tea and cakes and us and one other table were the only two eating at the... More

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Stornoway
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Men's Cancer Group Have had Xmas dinner there for years. A little dated but good value & Service

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