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Francis Street, Stornoway, Scotland
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Ranked #18 of 28 Restaurants in Stornoway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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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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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Overpriced and microwaved reheated food. Mussels served were dangerous( most had not opened) Curries looked ok..our group did not try them. Service staff were pleasant. Such a shame as the hotel is an old established one

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Dundee, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had a lovely dinner at The County and the service was terrific. I would definitely recommend it. Staff was really pleasant and went the extra mile.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We wandered in here on a Thursday night looking for a table. The restaurant was very busy no tables left but gave us a cosy wee corner... Thankfully ... The meals were exceptional, a mix of traditional and Indian menu, we enjoyed picking from each other's plates... staff were pleasant and helpful, relaxed atmosphere despite it being as busy..... I... More 

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: Francis Street, Stornoway, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Stornoway
Cuisine: Indian

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