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The Shore Restaurant

6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
+44 1856 872200
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Shore hotel travelling for work, had the restaurant menu on my stay and I am so glad I did, food wonderfully tasty and beautifully presented. Staff welcoming, friendly and very professional. I hope to come back.

Thank JamesShellBoris
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is a warm friendly restaurant serving excellent locally sourced food. You do need to make a reservation to be sure of seating, particularly if you want to be seated in the conservatory that has wonderful views over the bay. The range of dishes available...More

1  Thank Fred P
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We dined here with friends while visiting Orkney. The food is simple but lovely and was of a high standard. We were welcomed warmly on arrival and the service was good but not obtrusive throughout. Would definitely go back. We didnt stay at this hotel...More

Thank LucyDonaldson
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nice food, most locally sourced and nicely presented, you do need to book a table as the hotels guests make a bealine for the sittings.

Thank 8WarrenBill
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We decided to get our family together for a Christmas meal so booked lunch for 10 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. All the food was excellent and we were able to stay for quite a while afterwards. Thank You!

Thank Starrygeo
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I went to this Restaurant as part of an Organized Food & Drink tasting shore excursion with P&O Cruises. We had a warm welcome with a bagpiper on arrival which was a nice touch. All of the staff were very friendly especially Mike. Mike made...More

Thank Joturn123
Reviewed 14 November 2016

After missing the morning ferry (on a Sunday!) my friends and I searched around Kirkwall for somewhere to have breakfast (around 9am). Everywhere we tried either didn't open until 10/11am (by which time we would be on our way back to St Margaret's Hope for...More

3  Thank Siobhan M
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Thank you ladies for such a thoughtful review. I was only to happy to offer you all warmth and breakfast on Sunday morning. As a hotel if we cant offer guests (whether staying in the hotel or not) flexibility wherever possible we are failing in...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good food and prices I had chowder to die for attentive service and nice atmosphere it was quiet when we visited

1  Thank domino61
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Shore hotel has a pub and a restaurant, so make sure you go to the restaurant. Food and service were both excellent. Make a reservation!

1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed 21 September 2016

There are not really that many restaurants in Kirkwall so the best I can say about this place was we got something to eat. I ordered a salad and as I got about half way into it I noticed that the lettuce was slimmy and...More

4  Thank Sand_Dollars_11
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30 July 2017|
Response from Ga7ethC | Property representative |
Hi, restaurant is currently closed. Children of any age are welcome in the lounge bar if accompanied.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 872200
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