the foveran

Restaurant With Rooms

St. Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SF

    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






    4 Restaurant with Rooms
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    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.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Room
    £58.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £78.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room
    £58.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Lounge
    • Open Hearth Fire

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    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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