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Ayre Hotel

$$ - $$$, British,
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
+44 1856 873001
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood combo” (3 reviews)
“steak fajitas” (2 reviews)
“orkney beef” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning a few years after visiting with a local relative, I had high hopes of a repeat of that pleasant evening, this time bringing my immediate family for the first time. Unfortunately, we ended up with the complete opposite. The restaurant is old-fashioned in appearance...More

Thank NoviceoftheBayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here yesterday and have to say Sunday Lunch at £9.95 as best value meal I have had in a long time. Good choice including Smoked Salmon, Roast Pork, and pear and apple crumble to finish. Service for busy restaurant was exceptional, and staff helpful...More

6  Thank John W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ayr Hotel is located at Kirkwall Harbour in the Orkney Islands. The pub offers a lovely lunch in a gorgeous and well present decor. The pub has many local beers on tap. We did not stay there but it looks well kept and clean...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed two nights in a one bed apartment in the new block at the rear of the hotel. It doesn’t look particularly great from the outside and in all honesty the decor was rather boring inside but we weren’t expecting it...More

9  Thank EssexBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel restaurant is located along the water (no views) in Kirkwall and provided an excellent meal our first night on the Mainland. It is here we experienced something new – a heads up to you – we were seated in a lounge and placed...More

10  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Parking is on street but think there was some at the rear. we had no difficulty parking. Was greeted by a lovely lady receptionist, who was friendly and helpful throughout; as was the male on reception. The room was lovely and hotel standard, even if...More

Thank plushdragon
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We just needed a quick meal and walked by this restaurant. From the outside of the window all we saw was a clean and white restaurant, but When we got in we didn’t get to sit there. The food was crap, but after all we...More

1  Thank Celinenorway
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We read on Trip advisor that the Ayre Hotel restaurant was the #2 restaurant in Kirkwall. We were so disappointed. The serving staff seemed to find it difficult to smile. Let alone be friendly. The service was slow. No check to see if the food...More

1  Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Stayed a week while on a tour of Orkney. Very clean and recently modernised hotel. All the staff were efficient and friendly. Good sized room overlooking the harbour. Meals were very generous with different specials every night. All it lacked was a residents lounge/bar. Otherwise...More

8  Thank David P
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Besides having a very nice hotel room in a new wing of this hotel, we decided to eat here also. The hotel is busy in the summers, so a dinner reservation is necessary. The menu prices were inexpensive for hotel fare, and the fish&chips were...More

10  Thank CaptErnie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 873001
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