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The Foveran Restaurant

| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a business dinner here one night. We were well looked after by the staff. The food was very good and there was a good choice of courses. The view across the water is loverly too.

Thank jaydeeAberdeen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This highly rated restaurant was disappointing. The ambiance is pleasant in a low-key way and the staff friendly and helpful, but the food was mediocre - not worth the high-end prices. This was one of several restaurants we had read about featuring "New Scottish" cuisine...More

Thank gakpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me & my Dad ate here on 20th September, I wanted somewhere more "upmarket" shall we say as it was a belated birthday present. Looking at reviews it seemed to be the place to eat on the Orkney's and after visiting I can say it...More

Thank BSutherland91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner at the Foveran was an exceptional dining experience. The outstanding service began with pre-dinner cocktails in the lounge and was consistent through our whole meal. The food was delicious with generous portions. (If you are on vacation and want to avoid leftovers, consider...More

Thank Angel N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very pleasant dinner here; like many of the restaurants in the Orkney islands, it prides itself on using the excellent local produce. We went for the lamb, and whilst a decent-sized serving, at £23 per plate, it was the most expensive element of...More

Thank TheJockDiplomat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

..looking for something special, this is your place! We stayed at the Foveran for Dinner Bed & Breakfast... Lovely attentive staff , provided us with a well needed coffee cafetière after early arrival at the hotel.. our room was small but gorgeous and spotless clean....More

Thank TaraStarbright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very modern restaurant served lovely traditional scottish meals with a very modern take. Pricey but very good food. The hostesses are lovely too!

Thank SayrahK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a short menu but I had a very good hot smoked salmon salad starter and halibut special for main which was excellent. And the veg and tatties were bang on too. Well trained and attentive service. There's the merest whiff of motorway service station...More

Thank wardzini
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting family in Orkney and 6 of us went to The Foveran for dinner. The service is discreet but just what you want, the wine is lovely and the food is sublime. Fresh and tasty the scallops are amazing. We all had different...More

Thank nikki s
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Foveran, both a hotel and restaurant, is obviously focused around its F&B operation. Interesting menu of cheeses, seafood, and heavier fare, great views perched above the Scapa Flow, food presented well and served by a corps of young women in black. Breakfast for hotel...More

Thank Fletch W
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11 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$59
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
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18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 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. Our philosophy is about using the elements of Orkney's natural environment to produce dishes which are tasty and memorable. We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, liqueurs, local craft beers, gins 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 Winner of Best use of Orkney Food and Drink products 2016 Award and the first 'Orkney Masterchef 2014 title.
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