Kirkwall Hotel Restaurant & Skippers Bar


Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LE

    Both our Harbour View, and the recently refurbished Skippers bar offer a warm welcome and menus that showcase the best of Orkneys larder, and further afield.

    Our Popular Restaurant

    Our Harbour View Restaurant and Lounge Bar are very popular with locals, visitors and hotel guests. We create a relaxed atmosphere with a professional service, whether you are on business, a mini break or family holiday. Let us revive and restore your spirits with delicious menus created from the finest local ingredients by Head Chef George Lawrie.

    Reservations are recommended.

    We can get heavily booked or booked-up completely for dinner, a week or two ahead, but also receive last-minute cancellations from time-to-time. It is always worth telephoning to check availability. If you are planning to be in Orkney on a specific date, or are visiting for a special occasion, be sure to book ahead to secure a table for dinner.

    For more casual dining, why not try and recently refurbished public bar

    Warm Welcome, Cold Beer

    Live Sports, 5 Screens

    Pool Table, Darts, Food

    Skippers Bar is a traditional pub on the harbour front, in the centre of Kirkwall, serving quality food, drinks, music & entertainment.

    The welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect place to meet friends, relax and enjoy the informal surroundings, whilst sampling the extensive range of food, drinks, wine & cocktails.


    Menus that make the most of Orkney produce

    From Orkneys Larder and from further afield George Lawries menus are inspired by the locality, the seasons as well as traditional and contemporary trends, with over 20 years experience his menus offer delicious food with something to suit all tastes.


    After a relaxing night's sleep enjoy a traditional freshly cooked breakfast which includes local butchers sausages, haggis, black pudding as well as free range eggs and locally baked bread. You can also choose from f

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Restaurant Opening Hours:
    Lunch is served 12.00pm - 2.00pm
    Dinner is served 6.00pm - 9.00pm
    These times are daily throughout the year although may be subject to change.

    Skippers Opening Hours:
    Monday-Wednesday 11am – 12am
    Thursday-Saturday 11am – 1am
    Sunday 12pm-12am

    No under 18’s Permitted

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast
    • Budget Meals
    • Group Dining
    • Kids & Families Well behaved children are welcome in the restaurant. No under 18s permitted in Skippers
    • Lunches
    • Real Ales
    • Romantic Meals
    • Sourcing Policy - Local, Seasonal, Organic
    • Special Occasion
    • Whisky Selection
    • Wine By The Glass

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