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The County

$$ - $$$
Indian, British, Scottish
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Francis Street, Stornoway, Scotland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A November Saturday night in Stornoway, not many places open. Credit to the County for being open and bustling. The restaurant/ bar is decorated in modern style but lacks any real atmosphere. The staff were friendly and welcoming but more interested in their phones than attentive service. The food however was the real disappointment. The menu has twin Indian and... More 

Thank Colin M
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The restaurant serves British and Indian food both are very nice indeed. The monk fish tails in pancetta were first class, well cooked and presented. The lamb rogan josh was also excellent, enough to that you were no longer hungry but not bloated. Decent selection of beer on tap and bottles, wine was a reasonable price. Access is easy enough,... More 

Thank Westcoastcol
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant the last time I was on the Isle of Lewis. I was so disappointed I had to leave a review. A year on and we were back on the island and a friend suggested a get together, the venue - The County! My reaction - Shock! Horror! My friend knew about my last visit but informed... More 

1 Thank SebastianMAerton
Addlestone, Surrey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We ate here three times on a recent visit to Stornoway. The Mussels and Langoustines were superb. The service was was very friendly and efficient. I would not hesitate to reccomend this restaurant.

Thank Carole9166
Stornoway, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The worst night had in a very long time. Lovely lovely staff with friendly service - but could never say the same about the boss. Made my group feel very uncomfortable to the extent where we had to tell a member of staff. Witnessed him shouting to three of the staff members in the middle of the restaurant and was... More 

Thank 9078ft
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a dinner and lunch before And it's been great both times Service is relatively quick and very friendly Meals are reasonably priced and taste great There's a great choice for drinks too

Thank Ktdrumz
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

After our long trip from New York, this nice place fed us rally well. There are two menus - one "regular" and one Indian. I ordered fish pie, which was rather like shepherds pie with salmon, and it was delicious. This place was good for my vegetarian gluten free daughter in law - w ate here twice!

Thank Ann G
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Our food was tasty but the wall by our table was covered in food splatter and someone had even scribbled in pencil on the wall. It really needed a good scrub. Yuk!

Thank 01Car
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

A great meal at a great price in a relaxing location. Almost made me forget that I was at a working dinner rather than a relaxing meal with a group of friends.

Thank Thomas S
Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Whenever you go through the door you enter a modern bistro type restaurant. It was a Monday night and very busy so we got the last available seats. A really good menu and keen prices too. My wife had the fish pie which was very tasty and I had the Chicken fajitas which were probably the best I have ever... More 

Thank Grant C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
  • Phone Number: 441851703250
Also a hotel, but I want to be able to review it as a restaurant - without details of a stay

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?