Restaurants

Top Choice Scottish in Kirkwall

Foveran

Three miles down the Orphir road, one of Orkney's best dining options is surprisingly affordable for its quality. Tranquilly located, with a cosy eating area overlooking the sea, it shines with its classic Orcadian …
Top Choice Cafe in Lerwick

Fjarå

A cute wooden building in a super location, Fjarå is perched above a rocky shore and takes full advantage, with big picture windows looking out over the water and occasionally some basking seals. It does a bit of ev…
Top Choice Scottish in Lerwick

Hay’s Dock

Upstairs in the Shetland Museum, this place sports a wall of picture windows and a fairweather balcony that overlooks the harbour. Clean lines and pale wood recall Scandinavia, but the menu relies on carefully selec…
Top Choice Scottish in Scalloway

Scalloway Hotel

With a short, quality menu based around top-notch local and Scottish produce, this hotel restaurant is one of Shetland's best places to dine. Delicious local scallops, fish dishes and succulent meat are all presente…
Top Choice Seafood in Stromness

Hamnavoe Restaurant

Tucked away off the main street, this Stromness favourite specialises in excellent local seafood in an intimate, cordial atmosphere. There’s always something good off the boats, and the chef prides himself on his lo…
Top Choice Scottish in Kirkwall

The Shore

This popular harbourside place is a convivial spot with a helpful attitude. It offers high-standard bar meals and excellent evening meals in the restaurant section, which features local seafood and beautifully prepa…
Cafe in Kirkwall

Reel

Part music shop, part cafe, the Reel is Kirkwall’s best coffee stop and sits alongside St Magnus Cathedral, bravely putting tables outside at the slightest threat of sunshine. It’s a relaxed spot, good for a morning…
Scottish in Kirkwall

Kirkwall Hotel

This grand old waterfront hotel is among Kirkwall’s better dining places. The elegant bar and eating area packs out; it’s a favourite spot for older couples or a clan evening out. A fairly standard pub-food list is …
Pub Food in Kirkwall

Helgi’s

There’s a traditional cosiness about this place and the decor is a comfortable, with contemporary slate floor and quotes from the Orkneyinga Saga plastering the walls. It’s more find-a-table than jostle-at-the-bar a…
Cafe in Kirkwall

Judith Glue Real Food Cafe

At the back of a lively craft shop opposite St Magnus Cathedral, this licensed cafe-bistro serves tasty sandwiches and salads, as well as daily specials and succulent seafood platters. There's a strong emphasis on s…