Restaurants

Top Choice Scottish in Kirkwall

Foveran

Three miles down the Orphir road, one of Orkney's best dining options is surprisingly affordable for the quality. Tranquilly located, with a cosy eating area overlooking the sea, it shines presenting classic Orcadia…
Gastropub in Kirkwall

Shore

This popular harbourside eatery offers high-standard bar meals with a bit of local seafood added into the mix in the evening fare in the restaurant section. It's run with a customer-comes-first attitude and is a con…
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…
Pub 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, but the decor has moved beyond the time-honoured beer-soaked carpet to a comfortable contemporary slate floor and quotes from the Orkneyinga Saga plastering the walls…
Cafe in Kirkwall

Reel

Part music shop and part cafe, Kirkwall’s best coffee-stop sits alongside the cathedral, and bravely puts tables outside at the slightest threat of sunshine. It’s a relaxed spot, good for a morning-after debriefing,…
Cafe in Kirkwall

Judith Glue Real Food Cafe

At the back of a lively craft shop opposite the cathedral, this licensed cafe-bistro serves toothsome sandwiches and salads, as well as daily specials and succulent seafood platters. There's a strong emphasis on sus…
Pub Food in Westray

Pierowall Hotel

The heart of this island community, the refurbished local pub is famous throughout Orkney for its popular fish and chips – whatever has turned up in the day’s catch by the hotel's boats is displayed on the blackboar…
Seafood in South Ronaldsay

Skerries Bistro

This cafe-bistro occupies a spectacular setting at the southern end of South Ronaldsay; it's a smart, modern glass-walled building with a deck and great clifftop views. Meals range from soups and sandwiches to daily…
Cafe in Hoy

Beneth'ill Cafe

Handy for the Moaness ferry, this cafe has a spectacular location by the water with great views of the brooding Hoy hills. It offers home baking and light meals such as salads and quiches. There's also a daily hot d…