The County Hotel is set to launch their new Indian menu with chef Lalit’s focus on fresh, high quality ingredients promising to deliver authentic North Indian Cuisine to locals and visitors alike. 


Lalit’s culinary journey has seen him travel the world. Starting as an apprentice with the Indian Hotel Company, he has worked in Australia and most recently Malta where he spent the last eight years.

Speaking on the move to Stornoway Lalit said, “I’ve come to Stornoway for my family; I’m going to go home to India in October and bring them here, I’d read about Stornoway before I arrived and I want to make a good life for my family here.”


Lalit continued discussing how he had found working in the County so far, “When you’ve been a chef for 20 years adapting to a new place is no problem. When you have a passion for food you can cook any food in any place.” 


Lalit’s passion for food is clear and is keen to emphasise the quality of the food he produces, “Anyone can cook with cans and jars but I will only use fresh ingredients.”

The new menu will feature typical Indian staples such as chicken korma and madras as well as a range of Lalit’s own specialities including, Rara Giosht, Amritsari Fish, Tikka Lababdar and Tandoori Pahadi Kebab. 

Lalit’s lunch menu made up of a variety of Indian and East Asian dishes is currently available in the County.


As well as their exciting new Indian menu, the County hotel will also be launching Bar 21, Stornoway’s newest weekend destination.

Bar 21 offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Stornoway’s night life, the open fire, stylish furnishings and soft background music create a relaxing environment perfect for small groups of friends to come together over a few cocktails. 


With a wide range of cocktails and mocktails all freshly made to order by fully qualified and experienced bartender Jeff Macdonald there should be something on offer to suit everyone’s tastes. 

As well as their extensive range of cocktails, a variety of spirits and a large wine list are also available. Bar 21 will also offer a selection of bar snacks for you to choose from.


As the bar’s name suggests there will be a strict 21-and-over policy enforced on the door.


Opening Hours:

Friday 3pm – 12 midnight


Saturday 2pm – 12 midnight