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The Shore Restaurant

6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
+44 1856 872200
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were a group of 4 friends having a confirmed table for 7 PM, but it was not ready until 8. However, the bar is an OK place to spend some time. Then, the meal itself: One person had lamb, which was excellent. Three persons...More

Thank Terje O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for an evening dinner meeting. First sat in the cosy bar for drinks and ordered food, when our food was ready we were ushered to the dining room which was equally nice. Our food was delicious and very reasonable in terms of price....More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third time lucky, popular restaurant, best to book ahead if you don’t want to be disappointed. Service and menu were lovely. Good mix of choices and plenty of it too. Good selection of local gins and beers - glad we managed a visit in the...More

Thank Joy A
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you made it, and enjoyed. Thanks for passing the tip to others, booking ahead is indeed recommended.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 with a few dietry requirements and wanting to eat a little earlier than the opening time. The Shore team were very helpful and accomodating for our group. Steven sent us the menu a week before and we pre ordered...More

Thank JulieONeill1968
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review. Glad the evening went well.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Quality food, good choice for meat eaters! Nice cocktails and bar whilst choosing meals. Great service and a lovely evening for all.

Thank Angela2099
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. We had drinks in newly refurbished bar whilst deciding what to order from menu. Great choice of cocktails. We ordered a bottle of prosecco however when we went to order more, they had run out. Food was good and a...More

Thank Leanne L
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for taking time to give your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your meal but very sorry we were short on Prosecco. Please be assured the chill will be well stocked if you get the chance to come back to us again - we will keep...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Great meal in a lovely looking dining room. We had the lamb and the Monkfish when we visited. Great meal and really relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff making us feel at home. Certainly going to head back to the Shore very soon. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Evening meal while staying at the hotel. My company sets a budget for food so after a look at the menu I chose carefully. Had a main and dessert with a beer. Food was excellent, really enjoyed it. Will certainly eat again there in my...More

Thank Ron C
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

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29 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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