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Stornoway Balti House

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24 South Beach, Stornoway HS1 2BJ, Scotland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place in. January Sunday evening. It was warm, the staff helpful & friendly, the service swift and the food from the imaginative menu great. Really would struggle to find fault!

1 Thank OscarRalph
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82 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Bland, very average food not cheap either and i wasn't very impressed with the attitude of the staff. Felt as though none of them wanted to be there. Didn't see one smile.

Thank Sean H
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

On the road overlooking the harbour it looked ok from the front but inside it was a bit different and only stayed because someone had booked a table for a large group of us. Service was very slow, drank a pint of larger before we even got the starters, main courses came a while after that. Food wasn't bad but... More 

Thank Westcoastcol
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The food is tasty & of good quality and portion sizes are not too big but filling. Service is good & it's reasonably priced. If in Stornoway again I'd definitely pay it a visit!

Thank GlasgowSuzie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Welcoming, cosy restaurant on the seafront. Serves excellent range of dishes and good value for money.

Thank Goblincleaver
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The place requires a good re fit it looks tired. No draft beers etc all out of cans for £3.50 it's overpriced. The popadoms were cold and had been lying about, the spiced onions have cucumber in it? The main meal souse was plain and all looked similar again why? Overall average the islands are busy and you want people... More 

Thank Robert S
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Good service. Good food. Fresh and tasty. Prices reasonable. Recommended as good place to eat. Easy to access, but quiet inside.

Thank Cjukes
Deventer, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice staff and chefs recommandations. Special treat was a suprise for us: we talked about a drink called Lassi wich we have in our hometown in NL. But it was not on the menu. No problem. "we'll make it for you. Perfectly made lassi with mango taste. This is what makes my holiday.

Thank Snabbeltax
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 weeks on lewis and probably our worst night .... we had what can only be described as a puddle with chicken and luke warm pints.!! Alot to be desired had a better meal in the "bangla spice "

2 Thank Laura_Morrison21
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A classic menu and friendly staff. We arrived 30minutes before closing so just had one course, which, in spite of the chicken dish looking ominously red, was well cooked and tasty, the lamb was succulent and spicy and the nan was excellent. Would visit again. Also to note it is one of the very few places in the town open... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 South Beach, Stornoway HS1 2BJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Stornoway

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