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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

  • Main Course of slow roasted North Ronaldsay mutton with a Orkney cheddar and ale sauce at The Foveran Hotel and Restaurant
    The Foveran Hotel and Restaurant, St Ola
  • A plate of food served in a crab's shell at the Lynnfield Hotel, Kirkwall, Orkney
    Lynnfield Hotel, Kirkwall, 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 caf├ęs, 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. Gradings

    Orkney

    The restaurant is situated in a former herring station which has been tastefully refurbished with a nautical theme, and has a busy ambience with light background music.

  2. West End Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to West End Hotel

  3. Murray Arms Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Come and enjoy a relaxing meal in our newly refurbished restaurant.

  4. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to The Orkney Real Food Cafe

  5. Hoxa Tearooms

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Hoxa Tearooms.

  6. The Taversoe

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Rousay

    Welcome to The Taversoe

  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. Merkister Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Harray

    Get away from it all at orkney's only Mainland Country House Hotel.

  9. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    South Ronaldsay

    Skerries Bistro dining experience is in a bespoke ‘all glass’ building located 80 metres from the cliff with views across the Pentland Firth.

  10. Birsay Bay Tearoom

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Situated on an elevated site overlooking Birsay Bay, offering a range of teas, coffees, light lunches, home-bakes and cakes in clean, comfortable surroundings with spectacular coastal panoramic views.

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