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The Orkney isles may be small in size but they're very big here on producing a fantastic range of delicious food and drink of exceptional quality.
With over 1,000 miles of coastline surrounded by the cool waters of the North Sea, Orkney is blessed with a constant supply of fresh, appetising fish and shellfish while the rich farmland produces some of Scotland’s most flavoursome beef and lamb - look out particularly for the famous seaweed-fed North Ronaldsay lamb. The islands have also carved out an enviable reputation for their cheeses, not to mention a little something to wash it all down, particularly whisky and beer.
With such amazing local produce to draw on, eating out in Orkney is always an experience with a great range of award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from. For a real foodie experience of your own making, you can pick up these fabulous fresh ingredients at farmers’ markets and butchers, fish mongers and a variety of local shops.
For more information about the excellent food producers in Orkney, browse the Orkney Food & Drink website.
A seafood platter from the Merkister Hotel, Orkney
Barony bere and berry biscuits from the Birsay Bay Tearoom, Orkney Mainland