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Seafood salad platter at the Birsay Bay Tearoom with the coastline in the background
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More restaurants and places to eat in Orkney

  • A sumptuous seafood platter of salmon and prawns, served at the Merkister Hotel, Harray Loch, Orkney
    A seafood platter from the Merkister Hotel, Orkney
  • An elegant seafood starter served at the Lynnfield Hotel in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
    Seafood at the Lynnfield Hotel in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
  • A couple enjoy local delicacies at The Creel Restaurant, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney
    The Creel Restaurant, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney

Thanks to Orkney's long and proud tradition of excellent and mouth-watering local produce, eating out across the region is always an experience to write home about, where the islands' superb raw materials are prepared with care and simplicity.

As well as award-winning restaurants and top quality eateries such as Lynnfield, Foveran and The Creel, don't miss the many cafés, tearooms and takeaways across Orkney including the Haff Yok on Westray and Julia's in Stromness.

For a real treat, sample the delicious afternoon teas complete with bannocks and rhubarb jam or head to a takeway and tuck into the freshest fish and chips. There's also plenty opportunity to enjoy that traditional Orkney standby, the patty. 

Orkney's raw ingredients, sourced from land and sea are prepared by chefs who use their expertise to bring out the intensity of the local flavours, includuing everything from North Ronaldsay lamb to succulent scallops, lobsters and crabs. In some of the more enterprising restaurants across the islands you may even have the opportunity to try witch and megrim flatfish or spoots, which are a type of razor clams.

Browse the listings and discover a real triumph of taste across Orkney.

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  1. Sanday Development Trust

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Sanday

    Heilsa Fjold is Sanday’s youth and community centre. Wi-Fi, newspapers and book swap available. The café serves soup, sandwiches and ploughman's lunches, as well as hot and cold drinks and amazing cakes.

  2. Smithfield Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Dounby

    In the heart of the west mainland of Orkney the Smithfield is situated in the village of Dounby, this family run hotel is surrounded by many archaeological sites, RSPB reserves and well stocked brown trout lochs.

  3. Lynnfield Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    As our guest, your comfort is our first concern. We want your visit to Orkney to be memorable, starting with our comfortable rooms and our exceptional meals in the restaurant.

  4. Ayre Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    All our menus feature fresh local produce and seasonal specialities.

  5. Kirkwall Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to Kirkwall hotel.

  6. The Foveran Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    NEW FOR 2015 - REFURBISHED RESTAURANT, SEE IMAGES ABOVE

  7. The Shore

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    With a reputation for simple, well presented, well served meals, taking breakfast, lunch, dinner - or just a coffee and a cake - at The Shore, has fast become a 'must-do' when in Kirkwall.

  8. Gradings

    Burray

  9. Cafelolz@21

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to Cafe Lolz

  10. The Commodore

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Holm

    Welcome to The Commodore

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