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The Foveran Restaurant

| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (66 reviews)
“scallops” (55 reviews)
“mutton” (29 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Foveran is just the most special place. The staff, view and food make the experience one that will speak about for months and months to come. Something I have to mention is the ease of effort when some special requests were made due to...More

Thank Lynnj77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful hospitality, beautiful location, service fantastic, food exceptional, portions very generous. Next time I will stay here it’s the best.

Thank Catherine J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous service. Made us feel very special. The food was top class and good helpings. Tasty adventurous and fresh. Beautiful setting. All made for a wonderful evening and happy memories. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great value for money. One of the best in...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at The Foveran Hotel (Reviewed by me separately) that actually calls itself "Restaurant with Rooms" so I decided that the restaurant itself merits a review of its own. During the week we stayed at The Foveran, in addition to the delicious breakfasts we...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the Mrs out for a birthday dinner here & yes it is pricey but it's excellent quality food and the service was great too. Staff were very polite & knowledgeable when asked questions such as "where does the haggis come from?" *hint* Craigies butchers,...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have, along with 20 guests, recently returned from Orkney where we got married on Fara, an uninhabited island where my husband's Mum was born & raised & his Great Grandfather built a croft. Our residence & wedding meal was to be booked at the...More

Thank JustJamieRIP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten here before on several occasions we were keen to introduce our family party to the restaurant. However the starter of crab doughnuts, which most of us had, was very disappointing being all dough and no crab. The rest of the meal reached the...More

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located overlooking the sea down a short single lane road this is a modern restaurant, by which I mean, not dated! The table we were shown to was spacious with a large window overlooking the sea. The restaurant felt very clean and well looked after....More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class food and service. I had the mutton and my husband had the steak with haggis and whiskey sauce. It was delicious. It’s a special occasion restaurant where the local people also eat. I highly recommend

Thank ldcbl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous restaurant with great location, courteous and friendly staff, and a fantastic menu full of fresh and local produce. Carpaccio starter was amazing, and Sea Bass main also. Cheese board full of lovely Orkney cheeses is also worth mentioning. Fine dining in Orkney at its...More

Thank graemedouglas
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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
$32 - $57
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 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. Our philosophy is about using the elements of Orkney's natural environment to produce dishes which are tasty and memorable. We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, liqueurs, local craft beers, gins 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 Winner of Best use of Orkney Food and Drink products 2016 Award and the first 'Orkney Masterchef 2014 title.
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