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6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
01856 872 200
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Recommended

Very good food, fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Good, friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2012
Geedeevee
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Glasgow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Ate here as a last resort as I am vegan. Asked for a vegetable stirfry which seemed they could do-hardly rocket science-but it turned out to be a plate of red onions coarsely cut and cooked in a load of sweet chilli sauce-yuk! Informed the waitress when she asked how my meal was, as I'd left most of it the... More 

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry that the special vegan meal that the chef made for you did not live up to your expectations. This is disappointing for us too as we always try to make a big effort to cater for any dietary special requests. We will follow up your feedback with the kitchen team. More 

Sp2 0au
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We arrived in Orkney for the first time on Monday - and after a wander around town in the evening, we decided that the menu in The Shore looked good. The options were mouth-watering - and we both enjoyed a great meal - from starter through to desert (lamb shank was to die for, and the sea bass was melt-in-the-mouth;... More 

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Durham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We ate in both the restaurant and the bar and had excellent meals on both occasions. The choice & quality of food was excellent

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Glasgow
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very good food, fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Good, friendly service.

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thesh0re, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! Lovely to see your positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The staff in here were very friendly, the food was good quality and it was reasonably priced for Orkney. There is also a little bar bit with a nice atmosphere. It is a place I return to. Definitely one of the better pubs/hotels to eat at.

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Orkney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Good atmosphere if the restaurant's busy, otherwise stick to the (lounge) bar. Food reliably worthwhile and generally attentive staff. Decent value.

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Management response:

Thank you for these kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal. More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Good local produce, arrived quickly and decently priced, but only one vegetarian option.

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Management response:

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal at The Shore. Should anyone require more vegetarian options we are happy to accommodate any special requests. Just ask a member of staff and we will try to help. More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We were here during low season, not a lot of people but still a good atmosphere. When you go, choose between the lounge or the restaurant, sometimes one is crowdier than the other. And try Orkney beer !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

worth going. the food was good and the people were very cheerful and inviting

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Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Only in Kirkwall for a single night unfortunately, but enjoyed a sensational meal at the Shore. Fantastic seafood specials in a great atmosphere with excellent service. This is some of the best food not only on Orkney but in the Highlands/Islands.

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  • Address: 6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: 01856 872 200

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