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The Foveran Restaurant

| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mutton” (21 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely evening for our wedding anniversary - considering I booked months ago it was lovely to arrive at our table to find some sparkles and Happy Anniversary table confetti! We both went for the Trio of Orkney Seafood to start, followed by Slow Roasted...More

Thank Orkney192
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you pay a little bit extra for a meal you expect a good meal. The Foveran did not disappoint. We went to thank our friends for a great week on Orkney and we did the right thing by coming here. the food was extremely...More

Thank curryfrog
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to eat out. The food was cracking, tasty interesting and honest. The staff were great and attentive, while the dining room and location were fantastic on a sunny summers evening in Orkney. To the owners and staff I salute you in...More

Thank scott m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best food that I have ever eaten in a restuarant. We all had the roast North Ronaldsay Mutton which was absolutely melt in the mouth with a huge depth of flavour. The dessert choice was brilliant and the wine excellent. The service...More

Thank Calum2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of the higher priced places in Orkney but worth the price. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The staff were knowledgeable about the area and the food they served. Not necessarily your first thought when...More

Thank Fiona N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was warmly greeted by staff, showing us to a table with expansive views of the water and landscape. Extensive list of Orkney gin selections, paired with upwards of five tonic choices. Appetizers of tomato, leak and spinach soup and smoked salmon, halibut and crab all...More

Thank illequis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the garden entrance to the lovely hostess; and from the modern Scottish teal, gray and plaid decor to the quick, smiling wait staff; and from the unrivaled view across to Kirkwall to the delicious, hot food...The Foveran is THE PLACE to eat. I had...More

Thank Lambigirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined on local food which was presented and cooked extremely well. The service was excellent and more polished than anywhere else in Orkney. I have to admit that the absolute highlight was watching the evening sun glinting on Scapa Flow. What a view. Make...More

Thank 437janei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for meal with my family, the service was really good. Good choices on menu. And the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend and you will have to book ahead as it's always busy.

Thank EC63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant, the food is to die for!! The views are also gorgeous. I had the catch of the day which was monkfish which was cooked to perfection! I had white chocolate & peanut butter tart which was so yummy too! Staff are...More

Thank sazjaz1981
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January 11, 2016|
Response from foveran | Property representative |
If a weekend night preferred, probably a week/2 weeks in advance especially during the summer months. For a evening during the week, a few days in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$33 - $59
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 872389
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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 livestock farmers, fishermen and growers to select the best seasonal produce for our larder ensuring we obtain the highest quality. We strive to create dishes from the freshest, local ingredients. As well as supporting local producers, we are keen to retain Orkney's culinary traditions. We bake our own bread daily including 'bere bunno' or bannock (a traditional flat bread) using stone-ground beremeal flour from the Barony Mill.
We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, liqueurs, local ales and malts. These can be enjoyed at your table, or in the more relaxed setting of the lounge.
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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