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“Handy Town Centre Restaurant”
Review of Golden Ocean

Golden Ocean
Ranked #28 of 44 Restaurants in Stornoway
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Decided to eat in Golden Ocean as it was closest to accommodation - it was blowing a howling gale and the rain was horizontal, so didn't want to go any further than I had to.
The restaurant was freezing - a very pleasant waitress informed me that the heating was on and it would be fine in ten minutes!!! It was still as cold when I left as it was when I went in.
However, the meal was excellent - well cooked and tasty - but it would have been a lot more enjoyable if the ambient temperature allowed one to remove outdoor clothing.
The wine list is very limited but I enjoyed a very pleasant Merlot. Despite the horrendous weather, I noted that the adjoining takeaway section was busy - I get the impression that the locals use the premises well - but the takeaway rather than the restaurant. This could be a truly excellent facility if the owners would take as much care of the environment as they do of the food preparation. The place needs a right good face lift and modern heating - if that happens it will be on par with the other excellent eating facilities in Stornoway

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Thank Ramsay M
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visited Golden Ocean in August and considered our meals to be the best Chinese we have had in decades. Without a shadow of a doubt.
Do not be put off if the restaurant seems empty when you go in. The locals tend to flock to the take away section. But the restaurant stays open for the last ferry so it can fill up after 9.00pm.
The chef has a delicate touch with the food and the menu is extensive. We don't know how they do it.
We certainly did not expect food of such high calibre in such a small town. Lucky Stornoway !

Joanne & Don Smillie
Melbourne, Australia

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1  Thank Joanne S
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Excellent Chinese food, a very good menu
Excellent service, full attention from staff, who seemed please to serve
Excellent staff, very well presented, and they all had smiles
What else do you need?

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Thank 4Billy4444
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Went here with my family for a meal and it was amazing food we all had what we ordered and it wasn't too expensive. The service was fast and very pleasant felt very welcome. Would highly recommend it in here

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Thank Littlemissgiiggle
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Always like to have the king prawn and cashew nuts as the prawns are so large here. quite Spartan in décor but food quality excellent

Thank JackMignall
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