This family-run restaurant with rooms offers a warm welcome, comfortable en-suite rooms and superb local produce prepared with flair by award-winning Chef Paul Doull and his team.
Set in open countryside, with stunning views across historic Scapa Flow, only 3 miles from Kirkwall and the 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney' World Heritage Sites, the Foveran is an ideal base to explore the unspoilt splendour of Orkney.
Guests can enjoy a hearty cooked to order breakfast and an evening meal in our excellent a la carte restaurant where good food and fine wine can be enjoyed in comfort. The chefs source fresh, quality ingredients from local suppliers whenever possible. They take pride in where the products come from, and transform them into mouth-watering meals for you to savour.
Foveran has 8 en-suite rooms each with its own colour freeview TV, tea/coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone. Furnished and equipped to meet Scottish Tourist Board/VisitScotland 4 star Quality Assurance Grading and recommended by the Which? Hotel Guide, guests can be assured of a comfortable, relaxed stay. Free wifi is available throughout the premises.
If you are a lover of nature, from our restaurant windows you may well see pheasants, short-eared owls and hen harriers, all of which nest on Orkney's many moorlands.
Like many establishments, we showcase local arts and crafts and have recently acquired a stunning tapestry by Leila Thomson, our cousin from Hoxa in South Ronaldsay, which adorns the restaurant walls alongside her daughter Johan's photography. Family connections and weaving together different threads of community life are some of the many things which make Orkney so special.
We look forward to welcoming you to Foveran
The Doull family
Dinner is served every night of the week from mid May to mid September. The rest of the year we are open, but nights vary so please contact us to check availability.
We do not serve lunch but are happy to recommend places to stop for refreshments on your day out.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
From the nearest information centre:- Kirkwall Tourist Information Centre-go out onto Junction Road, go along and turn right onto Wellington Street (A964) for 2.5 miles, Foveran is on the left & is sign posted.
Stromness Tourist Information Centre-Turn right onto the Ferry Road (A965) for 2.5 miles, turn right onto A964 sign posted Orphir, carry on for 13 miles, Foveran is on the right and is sign posted.
Getting there by railway:- Scotrail from all Scottish departures to either Thurso or Wick or Aberdeen
Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick or Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney). From Kirkwall airport - take road into Kirkwall, from Kirkwall take the A964 Orphir Road go past Scapa Distillery continue until the sign pointing to Foveran on left, situated approximately 2.5 miles from Kirkwall.
Getting there by ferry:- NorthLink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall. NorthLink Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness. Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope. John o' Groats ferries from John o' Groats to Burwick (May -September).
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