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“Nice restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Foveran Restaurant

The Foveran Restaurant
Foveran | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
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Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $61
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: At the Foveran, you can enjoy the finest Orkney produce in a relaxed and comfortable setting with stunning views across historic Scapa Flow. Superb seafood features strongly on our menu along with prime beef and lamb. We work closely with local suppliers to ensure we obtain the highest quality. We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, local ales and malts. We're really proud to have been four times winner of the Orkney Food and Drink 'best evening meal' award and the first 'Orkney Masterchef 2014 title. We look forward to offering you a memorable Orcadian experience.
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“Nice restaurant”
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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London, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A special meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This restaurant was a local recommendation for a special evening and it fully lived up to expectations. The lively atmosphere, personal service, the pretty dining room and the high quality of the food which was beautifully presented all combined to a most enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orkney
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“Outstanding and Reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Have dined at The Foveran a couple of times a year since moving back to Orkney in 2006. It is our favourite place to go for a special occasion (or not - any excuse really)! We love the friendly ambiance, stunning views, delicious food and drink and friendly service. I always have the deep-fried cheese to start, followed by the Foveran Steak - it is To Die For. Sadly they no longer have Orkney Fudge Cheesecake on the Dessert Menu which is a definite miss, but really nothing can detract from the pleasure of dining at The Foveran. They made a special effort to decorate the table recently as we were dining out for a birthday, and small touches like this guarantee our continued custom for the foreseeable future!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“always a bit special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

we have eaten at the foveran (and many other places) quite a few times now and would certainly says its the best meal we've had in orkney so far. I particularly like the attention to detail - like the vegtables are usually that bit special rather than just plain old boiled.
just wish they would do a christmas day meal!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“An excellent restaurant with a relaxed ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

On a recommendation, we visited The Foveran for dinner. The menu choice was balanced and adequate with a reasonable wine list too. Orders were taken in the lounge where there was friendly chat with other diners over a pre-dinner drink. The food was fully up to expectations and the service attentive and friendly. Relaxing with a coffee in the lounge again after dinner rounded off a pleasant experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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