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Dil Se

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7 Bridge Street, Kirkwall KW15 1HR, Scotland
01856875242
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Award Winning Restaurant. Recommended by the ‘Which? Good Food Guide 2011...
Award Winning Restaurant. Recommended by the ‘Which? Good Food Guide 2011’ FOUR years running!! & “WINNER of Best Take Away in Taste of Orkney Food Awards 2007”. Our Executive Chef Moina Miah has cooked for Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay and Actor/ Comedian Billy Connolly.Our diverse menu is packed full of flavours from North India and Bangladesh. Each dish is always thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced produce.
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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic, tasty curry.

Ate here at the end of May on a visit to Kirkwall. Very good service from friendly staff. The food is excellent. Well recommended and I look forward to visiting again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
David J
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Ate here at the end of May on a visit to Kirkwall. Very good service from friendly staff. The food is excellent. Well recommended and I look forward to visiting again.

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Victoria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

While we were looking for a late night snack/share plates we were very kindly served. The food was so, so good and although we weren't there to spend a great deal of money--we were served kindly. Note: There is a minimum 10 pound charge/per person. This doesn't include drinks.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good service, gorgeous food cooked to a high standard and well presented. Not too costly either. We went on a Monday evening and it was busy but the staff were very pleasant and the service was very good indeed. Would recommend, ask anyone on orkney and they recommend Dil Se .

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Did not expect to find such excellent Asian food in the Orkneys, and only visited because of TA reviews and the fact that it was one of few restaurants open on a Sunday evening in Kirkwall - but very glad That we did, food was very good - My wife's vegetable curry was, in her words, one of the best... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was Grt to see this Indian restaurant here has good food nice staff I like the location easy to access being on the high street know as Albert street here nice staff good service a must try n u don't have to worry abt food being hot like in India here it is to the standards of UK where all... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went out with the father in law over the weekend to the dil se. We were seated upon arrival, drinks arrived promptly. They even made me a curry not on the menu and where incredibly helpful. The manager asked us very kiddy to move seats, not an issue as we just had a drink not order... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the first time that I've ever felt the need to write a review on a restaurant, but feel this place deserved a mention. Won't bore you with too much detail but needless to say, hailing from Birmingham, I've had one or two Baltis in my time...the one I had here beat them all...really tasty! The girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

An excellent Indian restaurant. Food was delicious with plenty of variety. Waiting staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Perhaps only gripe is it's a bit on the expensive side for what it is.

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Tayside
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

OK, it was Kirkwall, midweek, March, perhaps I shouldn't be churlish, but I was disappointed. The Dundee Dil Se is a favourite. The staff were pleasant but I was well into the place before they spoke, though they'd seen me. Not unwelcoming but not welcoming either. I had a somosa (sic) which was elegant but stunningly tasteless, and prawn jahlfrezi... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wonderful attentive service. The restaurant is ambient and looks very modern. The food was good and papadums were the best I have ever tasted. A real pleasure to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Bridge Street, Kirkwall KW15 1HR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: 01856875242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Award Winning Restaurant. Recommended by the ‘Which? Good Food Guide 2011’ FOUR years running!! & “WINNER of Best Take Away in Taste of Orkney Food Awards 2007”. Our Executive Chef Moina Miah has cooked for Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay and Actor/ Comedian Billy Connolly.Our diverse menu is packed full of flavours from North India and Bangladesh. Each dish is always thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced produce.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?