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The Foveran Restaurant

| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fillet steak” (28 reviews)
“mutton” (18 reviews)
“strudel” (4 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
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Reviewed today

The management here have the experience down to a fine art - you're welcomed at the door and offered drinks in a lovely lounge area and then brought to the dining room which is surrounded by glass, giving great views. The (mostly young) staff are...More

Thank Buddy32
Reviewed yesterday

An absolute must when visiting Orkney. The views are breathtaking and the food is delicious (I had the steak). The decor is lovely. Certainly a place for a special dinner - take your time, arrive early and sit in the bar or on the deck.

Thank Kim F
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant two course meal at The Foveran, the food was beautifully presented, very well cooked and not overpriced for the quality. All the staff were friendly, courteous and lovely local folk who seemed to enjoy working there. The...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I visited on a Friday evening and the restaurant was busy. Waiting staff were lovely, very chatty and knowledgable. We shared a cheese starter which was tasty and light, but the highlight of the meal was the local mutton - melt in...More

Thank Louise_Foth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place rightly gets great reviews. If you're looking for a smarter meal out this is a good choice. It's less than £10 for a taxi out of Kirkwall each way but worth it for a special meal. You will need to book in advance...More

Thank 2ltravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reviews were so good we tried this one evening during our stay at Lynnfield. Restaurant has good setting overlooking Scapa Flow -although clouds were low and misty when we went so we did not benefit from views. Restaurant is part of modern, rather soulless building...More

1  Thank Hugh J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Foveran Restaurant one evening and the view is splendid. The meal was excellent we ate smoked salmon and crab as well as filets of sole. A real treat. We dined at the Foveran Restaurant one evening and the view is splendid....More

Thank FabriceFavard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is special. Starter, main course & dessert.....spectacular. Staff were amazing. Can't recommed it enough.

1  Thank Janice G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic gastronomic experience in a tasteful, light and airy restaurant ! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Fantastic food, perfectly cooked and seasoned, with a good range of choice on the menu. Wine selection is also very good. Attended for a special meal and the...More

Thank jabe25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views from restaurant, staff gave excellent service, meal was wonderful and a large choice on Menu

Thank weemavis
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I'm visiting orkney at the end of May, how farin advance do you advise booking. Thanks
12 January 2016|
Response from foveran | Property representative |
If a weekend night preferred, probably a week/2 weeks in advance especially during the summer months. For a evening during the week, a few days in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$57
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
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18:30 - 20:30
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18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 872389
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At the Foveran, you can enjoy the finest Orkney produce in a relaxed and comfortable setting with stunning views across historic Scapa Flow.
Superb seafood features strongly on our menu along with prime beef and lamb. We work closely with local livestock farmers, fishermen and growers to select the best seasonal produce for our larder ensuring we obtain the highest quality. We strive to create dishes from the freshest, local ingredients. As well as supporting local producers, we are keen to retain Orkney's culinary traditions. We bake our own bread daily including 'bere bunno' or bannock (a traditional flat bread) using stone-ground beremeal flour from the Barony Mill.
We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, liqueurs, local ales and malts. These can be enjoyed at your table, or in the more relaxed setting of the lounge.
We're really proud to have been four times winner of the Orkney Food and Drink 'best evening meal' award and the first 'Orkney Masterchef 2014 title.
We look forward to offering you a memorable Orcadian experience.
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