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Birsay Bay Tearoom

Palace | Palace, Birsay KW17 2LX, Scotland
+44 1856 721399
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (73 reviews)
“soup” (38 reviews)
“cheese scone” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Palace | Palace, Birsay KW17 2LX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obtaining a good tasty salad is often a challenge but Birsay Bay have it cracked as fresh and enjoyable, as was the well made Flat White. Staff very friendly and worth the short detour if up this end of the island.

Thank AllanAB15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get a table as the tearoom was very busy. However, we were served quickly and the waitress was friendly and helpful. My friend had a sandwich and I had a slice of homemade quiche. Both were very fresh and good. I...More

Thank Titch-the-Witch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cafe serving excellent food especially the crab sandwiches. Window seats provide lovely views of the shoreline. Staff very helpful

Thank Paulinem13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our private tour for a lunch break. I had read the reviews and that's why we stopped. We weren't disappointed. The view was lovely and the food we had hit the spot on rather cold and rainy day. The staff was friendly...More

Thank 98people
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to eat. Visited twice and had the special both times. Really tasty and well presented. Friendly staff and fantastic views.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on a rather long day adventuring around. I was so tired but when I found the tea room I was so happy. The food was delicious and the staff so helpful. There is also a lovely view out the bay. A must...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for coffee and cake when passing ! Friendly staff ! Cakes to die for ! Reasonable prices ! And the view was stunning ! Recommend a trip here if in Orkney x

Thank bellamac7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stop this afternoon (we were avoiding the tourist attractions with a cruise ship in), fab view and cake plus entertainment provided by the cows and their calves

Thank Joy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little tea room, offering a great range of scrumptious eats. Recommend the balti veg soup. The mocha was brilliant, and the scones looked amazing. Lovely views thrown in. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank James C
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Four of us ordered lunch and we were all extremely happy with it. Great produce which was cooked really well and well presented. My son was still commenting on the excellent burger days later. The views from the tearoom are beautiful and it is the....More

Thank gawain
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Questions & Answers
Gill T
28 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BirsayBayTeaRoom | Property representative |
Hello - we do cater for GF diets. Our soups are GF, we always have GF bread and there's always a GF cake option too! Our winter opening hours are currently Friday, Saturday & Sundays - closed for the month of January... More
25 August 2015|
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Response from BirsayBayTeaRoom | Property representative |
Hi, Our scones are baked fresh every morning, and if on the odd occasion there are any left at the end of the day - we tend to share these with the last customers - fresh is best! In relation to the coffee - we have a great... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palace | Palace, Birsay KW17 2LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Birsay
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 721399
  • E-mail
We are a modern Tearoom, based in the lovely location of Birsay. We serve light lunches and tasty home bakes, have a good selection of Teas and brew a good cup of coffee. Our menu is based around products grown and made locally.
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