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“Great staff and restaurant, shame the food wasn't quite up to scratch!”
Review of Digby Chick

Digby Chick
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Stornoway
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Elgin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great staff and restaurant, shame the food wasn't quite up to scratch!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We came here as it was recommended in the accommodation booklets provided to us while on holiday. I have to say on first impressions the place is lovely and the gentleman who greeted and seated us on arrival was lovely. We were told this is one of the best places to eat in Lewis and were very excited at the prospect of dinner. Don't get me wrong, the food wasn't awful, but it wasn't up to the standards portrayed or the prices. I had steak, which was average to below average and my dessert was a mismatch of flavours that just didn't work. The soup to start was ok but nothing to write home about. My husband and I both agreed that this is a lovely place with great staff but greatly let down by mediocre food when it promises so much more. 4-5* for decor and service but as the food was the reason we went it has to be 3* I'm afraid.

  • Visited May 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to, anywhere. Great service, helpful friendly staff, great atmosphere, excellent food at very good prices. Definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 131JoH13
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This excellent little restaurant was a delightful surprise in Stornoway. It was very busy even on a Monday evening and it's not difficult to see why. There is a three course menu for £28.50 which was excellent value with great local seafood. The all female staff were very friendly and service was very good.

Visited July 2014
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Thank mwfr2016
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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The outside belies the interior”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were surprised at how good this restaurant was. It was certainly the best meal we had in Stornaway. The food was excellent and the staff delightful. The restaurant was buzzing with a great atmosphere and despite being very busy the service was good. We only had a short stay in Stornaway and fortunately had booked the Digby Chick for our first night, because we and the restaurant were able to be flexible we were able to get a table for our last night also. The outside of the restaurant is a bit scruffy and belies a very smart and comfortable interior.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Landsburgh
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Ottawa
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We went for the "early bird" special around 6pm - so not really that early ;-).

Excellent value, great food and service.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank wells201
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