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The Shore Restaurant

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6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
+44 1856 872200
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Dundee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the next ferry), or turfed us out like wet, homeless cats because we weren't guests... More 

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Thank Siobhan M
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review

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 our aim to exceed our customer expectations. I am delighted that you enjoyed breakfast and... More 

domino61
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Vernon, Canada
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!

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Issaquah, Washington
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 probably should have been tossed a few days before. Having driven 7 hours that day... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Having telephoned before hand the restaraunt was full but we were allowed to eat in the bar which we were happy with. Upon ordering that seemed to take a while we had ordered a starter but to come out with the mains as one person was not hungry. That didnt happen and the starter came first after a long wait... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A very nice setting and ambience. Great food, standard items, but with an unexpected twist, really good quality and care obviously taken. Welcome and service varied. On the first occasion, there were plenty of staff, most were friendly, attentive and helpful. On the second occasion, only a couple of staff appeared to be on duty, and though one was helpful... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to the Shore and it certainly won't be the last. Was here with the family on a Tuesday evening it wasn't too busy So the service was excellent this time, as usual the home cooked food was spot on empty plates all round. And my Westray Haddock & real home made chips well what else... More 

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Thank Harry G
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were taken by bus to the hotel, bar, and restaurant where we were met by a piper in full Scottish colors! The bagpipes were a nice beginning to a very enjoyable evening. The owner Mike, his wife Sam and their crew made the meal fun and informative. plenty of great food and drink. The piper told us about bagpipes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Reasonable meal. Good service and ambient traditional local music playing on cd in the background.easy access to town centre.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch, the staff were pleasant and the eating area clean however, the food was just okay - nothing to write home about but worth an average score on TripAdvisor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?