The Foveran Restaurant


St. Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SF

    This family-run ‘restaurant with rooms’ offers one of the best dining experiences in Orkney, in a relaxed and comfortable setting with stunning sea views across historic Scapa Flow.

    With a renowned restaurant and eight en-suite rooms, we attract both visitors and locals alike. 

    We’re really proud to have been four times winner of the Orkney Food & Drink ‘best evening meal’ award and the first ‘Orkney Masterchef 2014′ title. Please take a look at our sample menus and contact us if you have any queries or special requirements. It’s vital to know the origins of our produce, and we work closely with local suppliers to ensure we obtain the highest quality. Naturally our menu focuses on what Orkney does best: beef, lamb and seafood, as well as cheese and, of course, whisky. With long hours of daylight in summer, there’s a surprising range of fruit and vegetables grown locally. As well as supporting local producers, we are keen to retain Orkney’s culinary traditions. We bake our own bread daily including ‘bere bunno’ or bannock (a traditional flat bread) using stone-ground beremeal flour from the Barony Mill.

    Paul Doull is recognised as one of Orkney’s top chefs, and his passion for fine food is shared by the rest of the kitchen team. They aim to provide a culinary experience to savour and remember – from your pre-dinner drinks in the comfortable lounge, to the following morning’s home-made breakfast.

    To complement the menu, we offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, local ales, a full range of liqueurs and Highland malt whiskies. These can be enjoyed at your table, or in the more relaxed setting of the lounge. 

    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. 

    In our restaurant 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 offering you a memorable Orcadian experience.

    The Doull family

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

    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 can get booked-up completely a week or two ahead, but also receive last-minute cancellations from time-to-time. If you are planning to be in Orkney on a specific date, or are celebrating a special occasion, be sure to book in advance.

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