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“A little disappointed!”

Borve Country House Pub
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Borve
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We visited last month for an eve meal. We had scallops to start and they were beautifully presented and very tasty! Main course was pork belly which we love but it was very disappointing! The meat was dry and a little tough! The fat was soft and hairy which was rather unsightly and unappetising to look at! Sweet was amazing - mint aero cheesecake! Service was excellent - a very pleasant, obliging and efficient waiter!

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Had a super meal here. Service very friendly and good.
Food was delicious. There were three of us and each ate 2 Fish courses after which no one had room for a Pud!! Thanks for a lovely evening. Well recommended.

2  Thank Rissoto
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Two of us ate here on a Saturday evening and found the setting relaxed and the staff friendly. My partner had the haggis starter which he really enjoyed. We thoroughly finished our steak and ale pie and toad in the hole mains, both of which were tasty and in decent portions. We then shared a bakewell tart on the basis of being too full to manage a whole dessert and liked the fact the custard that came with it appeared fresh. Overall the meal was good value.
The only negative we would have is that the service could have been quicker between courses but this didn't bother us as we weren't in a rush and they did have a very large group to attend to the same evening.
We would definitely choose to eat here again.

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2  Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very good food and excellent service. Certainly the best place we could find in the area. Excellent value for money.

1  Thank Devalera
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We visited Borve House for an 80th birthday party (6 people).
Having been before we knew the quality of the food would be excellent and it lived up to expectations. There is a copious menu that will satisfy the full range of dining preferences, and our group took full advantage of this large and varied choice. The starters....Just brilliant, with the "prawn cocktail" possibly the best and most generous you'll likely find anywhere. Main meals offerred a wide spectrum of choice between fish, meats, past, vegetarian, and well.....the steaks...juicy, well cooked and full of flavour, with a choice of sauces (at no extra charge!!).
The portion size is very generous indeed.
The sweet options were equally delicious, that is if you can mange any more food. Beautiful desserts, lovely presentation, and a joy to eat. (I would recommend the crepes with malteser ice cream for anyone not watching a waistline!)
The drinks menu is wide ranging and offers a choice of most wines, beers and spirits.
The staff are both local, polite and knowledgable. They are attentive and nothing is too much bother. A positive asset to this beautifully located, bright, cosy and well designed restaurant.
Only one suggestion (constructive).... Our party had a few "elderly" folk, and the portion size beat them all. Think about a reduced portion quantity as quite a lot of lovely food had to go back uneaten.
If you are in Lewis, and looking for a high quality meal at a good price, this is a primary choice, and well worth the journey to Borve. Journey time from Stornoway to the restaurant is about 30 minutes. Best ring beforehand, and book a table.

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1  Thank Catriona S
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