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 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 toothsome sandwiches and salads, as well as daily specials and succulent seafood platters. There's a strong emphasis …
Cafe in Birsay

Birsay Bay Tearoom

A pleasant spot with sweeping views over green grass, black cows and blue-grey sea, this cafe serves tea, coffee, home baking and light meals. It's a good place to wait for the tide to go out before crossing to the …
Pub Food in Westray

Pierowall Hotel

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