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The Foveran Restaurant

Foveran Hotel | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 (0) 1856 872 389
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Ranked #1 of 26 restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $34 - $55
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: At the Foveran, you can enjoy the finest Orkney produce in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Superb seafood features strongly on our menu along with prime beef and lamb.We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, local ales and malts.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm local to the area and if we are going for a special night out then this is the place. The views are very beautiful, the food excellent and the staff extremely attentive. The prices are reasonable too. All in all my favourite place to eat when I am home.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Staff were very welcoming ,food was fabulous worth a visit ,looks a bit like someones house when you arrive ,but enterence is well sign posted and is well worth a visit ,we will be back

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Pierowall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I asked my friend, an Orkney resident, where I should go for a romantic meal on the Mainland of Orkney. Without hesitation, he said "The Foveran. I love the food there." I booked with only an hour to go and we weren't disappointed. We started with a relaxed drink in the bar with a bottle of ice cold Orkney Breweries... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

I loved everything about this restaurant - the food, the staff, the decor, the ambience but best of all the chef Paul made me a delicious vegan meal, which was not on the ( excellent ) menu. I was really impressed. Vegetarians would have found at least two dishes to choose from too. I would recommend this excellent restaurant to... More

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Wil SG, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had heard that the Foveran was a good place to eat, so we were looking forward to our meal there. But we had not anticipated what a wonderful evening it would be. When you arrive you get to sit in the lovely lounge with a glass of wine (or whatever you order...) and a roaring fire and chose your... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Thanks again to Paul and his wonderful team - our family had a lovely evening on Friday 10th January. Our meal was truly delicious. We began with the scallops which were served with lovely risotto and chorizo. The menu was new and for main course we had a grand choice with 3 fish options- monkfish, scallops or sea bass as... More

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Edinburgh
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28 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was taken by friends who live in Kirkwall and raved about it.. the food was stunning and well presented; fresh local ingredients well prepared and beautifully presented. A real delight and a must do in Orkney

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Bryantown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had many fine meals in Scotland, not what we expected. The best dinner we had was at the Foveran. Just as a comparison, we had dinner at a very highly rated resturant on skye. I would have rated that dinner as one of the best meals I ever had. Then we found the Foveran and I have to say... More

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

It's not often 16 people go somewhere for a meal and all come away happy with what they had, but this certainly happened for us! Large group all had a fantastic meal, great service from the team, and such a lovely atmosphere to celebrate a special night. Honestly couldn't say anything wrong with the service we got, the boys always... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Really is a 3.5. Its better than average. I just wouldnt go as far as to say its very good. But its in a great location. Food is very pleasant and nicely cooked and service is good. They arent doing anything badly. Would certainly go again. It just doesnt make the very good grading in my opinion.

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