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Francis Street, Stornoway, Scotland
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Also a hotel, but I want to be able to review it as a restaurant - without...
Also a hotel, but I want to be able to review it as a restaurant - without details of a stay
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  • 18
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent but better places in town

Lacked a bit of atmosphere and the food will fill you up but not the best quality going. Went here for my first nights meal but found better on my second night.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
Dave H
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat and we happened upon The County Hotel. We went in and asked for a table for 2, although we were initially asked if we booked, which we hadn't, we were given a table which was great. Spoilt for choice is an understatement, you can choose starter/main/dessert from menus covering British, Italian and... More 

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went for a work lunch, food great, service great, what more can I say, oh good value for money. Nice central location, cakes look good too but no room to fit them in, next time for sure.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went with local friends when visiting for a local wedding, I ordered a prawn curry but asked if they would put chicken in aswell (the most normal request in an Indian there is) but the chef refused to do it, saying it went against the dish it was. When I sent the waitress back to remind the chef that he... More 

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Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Everyone was ravi g about the curries in this hotel so I thought I would try one. It was very similar to a curry out of a jar.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lacked a bit of atmosphere and the food will fill you up but not the best quality going. Went here for my first nights meal but found better on my second night.

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Shetland, Scotland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A pretty poor meal, lasagne was tasteless, served with frozen chips. Colleague had a burger, looked terrible and he said it was awful, frozen burger in a bun with no extras on it. Looked nice from outside bit that was the only nice thing about it,

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The County is a good place for coffee - on a par with lots of city coffee shops. It is also a good place for a quiet drink in the evening - a bit different from many of the pubs in SY. I'll certainly try it for lunch next time I'm in SY.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was with a work group that had pre-booked a 3 course set menu. The first course was ok, the second course when it finally arrived was cold, dull and very indifferent. Then we waited for dessert. Waited ...watied and waited. Then we noticed the staff were all sitting down and eating at another table. After 45 minutes of sitting... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was out for a meal with friends and were enjoying the evening chatting together but unfortunately that was all we enjoyed , the majority of us didn't find our meals anything special ... that was until I found a hair in my meal I had eaten most of the meal and this was the last thing I expected to... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I ate at this restaurant tonight with three other friends, I am shocked and appalled by the way one of my friends was treated and spoken to by the proprietor. Unfortunately my friend found a hair in her curry 3/4 of the way through her meal. This was pointed out to the waitress who apologised and said the cost of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Francis Street, Stornoway, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Stornoway

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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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