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Lynnfield Hotel

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Holm Road | St Ola, Kirkwall, Scotland
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Looking for a venue for a special dinner, decided on the Lynnfield after trawling menus of Orkney restaurants. Did not disappoint. Full marks to the chef for making imaginative use of local ingredients presented in a slightly different and imaginative fashion. Not all the menu combinations worked for me ,but enough variety to suit all tastes. The surroundings are comfortable... More 

Thank Colin M
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pre-ordered our 3 courses [over 50 eating] as we took over the restaurant! Good variety of options, well-cooked and served with a smile.

Thank MrsJosephineJones
Greater London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quirky hotel where the staff seem not to have been trained in customer service. Our room, facing the back of the hotel and above the kitchen, was comfortable and the bathroom toiletries were excellent. Shame about the strange smell in the room - presumably from the kitchen? We ate one night at the hotel and the meal could have been... More 

Thank HarefieldTwo
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I arrived on my own, soaked to the skin after being caught out in torrential rain. It was too early for a meal but the staff were so welcoming and made me very comfortable in the delightful lounge, next to a lovely open fire where I enjoyed a pot of tea and warmed up! I then went on to dine... More 

Thank Mistry13
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

On our last night of our short stay in Kirkwall we were recommended this venue as offering the best seafood in town. (In fact we were told the best seafood restaurant had just closed for winter but the Lynnfield was a close second). The ambience and decor of the hotel restaurant was very interesting and quite quaint. Despite an obviously... More 

Thank Ray M
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here on one occasion during an extended stay on Orkney. Having experienced almost everywhere else, we were keen to try a venue portrayed as being towards the upper end of restaurants in and around Kirkwall. We were politely welcomed on arrival at the hotel and shown to the lounge for pre-dinner drinks where we soaked up the Scottish... More 

Thank Nigel J
College Station, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We may have been expecting too much, but this highly touted restaurant did not live up to our expectations. Pre-dinner drinks were served in a very pleasant lounge. The young wait staff were very pleasant but not particularly well trained; for instance I ordered a bottle of wine but didn't have a wine glass and asked the waiter should I... More 

Thank Robert T
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were sent here by our friends at Karrawa, it being closest. It is also a beautiful old house filled with antiques perched on a small hill. You have your drink before dinner in the library, and dine in a pleasant room. Some food items are truly great--the scallops were stunning. Not cheap but you get a pleasant meal for... More 

Thank batikmom
Adolphustown, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went here on the recommendation of the B&B owners for our anniversary. Greetd at the door, taken to a beautiful living room where we ordered drinks and our meal, until our table was ready. Food was interesting and delicious. A bit pricier than many of the places we ate in Orkney - $170 for dinner and drinks for 2. and... More 

Thank SueK0H1G0
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting hotel in terms of theme and decor - rooms are cluttered with various bits of non matching furniture, but bathrooms modern and new. Evening meal uses fresh local produce, sea food very good, but rather odd combinations of veg sides (braised cabbage with every meal!). Different, but ok.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holm Road | St Ola, Kirkwall, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?