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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. Dil Se

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Dine in pleasant surroundings, conveniently located in the town centre, sampling superior Indian cuisine. We hand pick only the finest produce from local suppliers offering you the best ingredients.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Foveran Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    NEW FOR 2015 - REFURBISHED RESTAURANT, SEE IMAGES ABOVE

  6. West End Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to West End Hotel

  7. The Commodore

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Holm

    Welcome to The Commodore

  8. Murray Arms Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Orkney

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

  9. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to The Orkney Real Food Cafe

  10. The Taversoe

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Rousay

    Welcome to the Taversoe. At The Taversoe, we have an established restaurant offering a selection of good home cooked meals, with vegetarian options available.

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