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Smithfield Hotel Restaurant
Dounby KW17 2HT, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dounby
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Yarrawonga, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

A perfectly acceptable stop-over for lunch if you are travelling around the Orkneys, full of locals the day we popped in.

The chicken curry was really quite good for a pub meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Two menus to choose from”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Oddly, we were each handed 2 menus. There was a cheap and cheerful menu of the usual (basic fish and chips, etc.) and a second more expensive menu with slightly more elaborate and expensive options. Food was OK but nothing exceptional. Boiled vegetables very boring.

Also, we were staying at this hotel and the routing from the hotel to the restaurant was through their 2 bars - behind the counters with the bar staff, which seemed a bit odd. Surely a door could be put between the restaurant and the bar so the customers don't have the walk through their working area?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Armagh
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Smithfield Hotel, Dounby”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Difficult one to review as we had different experiences - my wife had meat with greasy chips and undercooked broccoli (that's not the menu description, that's what she got). I had fish, well cooked and tasty. Service was quick, though no-one came back to ask if the food was edible, good or excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kumbia Queensland Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Lunch-Orkney Islands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We were taken to this cafe for lunch, great freshly made food. Service was great. Would definitely recomnend this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Cafe Bar in glorious countryside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Second visit to this lovely Cafe based in the centre of the West Mainland of Orkney. New owner's have made great changes. The lunchtime food is very good with an good choice and innovstive presentation. Would recommend their high-tea on Sunday's and Orkney Tradition but please let's have larger scones!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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