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Ayre Hotel

€€ - €€€British, ,
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
+44 1856 873001
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood combo” (3 reviews)
“steak fajitas” (2 reviews)
“orkney beef” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Scottish, Bar
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the wintry chill, it was good to relax in the warmth of the restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal. Service was excellent and staff pleasant and friendly.

3  Thank JeannineDesmoulins
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were in the Orkney islands in August and the Ayre Hotel restaurant was always booked. The locals very much enjoy the food and friendship. Our local guide ,Jane Ross, helped us with a great booking at a window seat overlooking the harbor. In the...More

2  Thank saba1946
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We ate here during our tour stay and enjoyed the meals as well as the staff who served the food. We could recommend the hotel and their restaurant.

2  Thank ntflady
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stayed in the hotel and sampled the first class cuisine. You have to book as it is always full. We ate breakfast and dinner here and food is delicious.They always have a special on in the evenings and I had steak with scallops utterly...More

5  Thank Evergreen32
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A pleasantly busy pub, separate from the hotel. Good choice of food, with roast of the day, lovely battered fish, lasagna, etc.

6  Thank bookworm48London
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Cracking hotel right on the water front. Very spacious room and toilet. Telly a bit small. Has lift to all floors. The staff are friendly and very helpful and full of good helpful info. Don't go for top floor rooms if your tall. Too many...More

6  Thank ian m
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were recommended to try the Ayre Hotel for a meal. Food was lovely - could not fault anything we had. Staff were very good, friendly and very efficient. I would recommend eating her if visiting Kirkwall. Booking would be advisable too. We had booked...More

6  Thank Lou71
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We ate dinner at this restaurant only once. My husband and I both had fish and chips. The fish was very good, but the chips (french fries) were soggy and some were under-cooked. The wait staff was friendly but not very attentive. This was due...More

Thank alpoway
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a local favourite for good reason, the two young ladies who served our table could not have been more efficient, and conscientious about dietary limitations.

9  Thank CameraBluff
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stayed recently and really enjoyed the meals we had You have to book if you want a table or you will be disappointed /that speaks for itself!

11  Thank timAberdeen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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