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The Foveran Restaurant

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| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this restaturant is fabulous, by the sea. Very well designed, with a confortabble ante-room, the service, food, and ambience are all up to stratch. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kdsfjvbijwfv
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been trying to get out here to eat for ages ,it has always eluded me till now One of the best bits of fish ever, not over cooked, so nice to walk into a warn restaurant

Thank roadsideshop
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and friendly staff. The views were wonderful as we watched the sun and showers move across the water. Food was excellent and the portion size just right. Two types of potatoes and veg come with the main courses. Desserts were tasty.

Thank Pilatesperson
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just reviewed the hotel but will add the restaurant. Highly recommended by friends as a foodies type restaurant. Design seems to be updated with open atrium like dining room with great full windows looking out to the sea. I am giving a rating of very good but it was a struggle between this rating and average. Overall experience was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shephardess Pie was literally a 1cm deep layer of cubed carrot with mash on top and it cost £14. The restaurant is really lovely to look at however vegetarian options are not taken seriously here, which is a shame. My partner had the steak and said it was really good.

Thank Kendra-Curles
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for an intimate dinner with my husband, the views were spectacular! The staff were very attentive, professional and friendly. The food was fantastic, from starters to deserts. My husband had the belly pork for his main, the portion sizes were very generous, I had the fillet steak with haggis, I had never tasted haggis before but this was... More 

Harray, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special place, great views over Scapa and Kirkwall, fantastic food, attentive staff. We really must try to go at least once a year! One of the few restaurants I have been to and can honestly say have never been disappointed. Although at the higher end of the price range in Orkney they are still very reasonable for the... More 

Thank raygould2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the forveran on Friday 7th April and have mixed reviews on the restaurant. I had informed the restaurant (owner I believe?) two months prior that it was my Father’s 60th on the 7th and a very special evening for our family of five. Apart from a small amount of confetti sprinkled on the table, it wasn’t mentioned.... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views over Scapa Flow, very good service and delicious local food. We had excellent meals everywhere we went in Orkney, but the Foveran was definitely a step up in food, service and location and well deserves it's number one spot.

Thank lgraham015
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read a few reviews on Trip Advisor I wanted to book a special meal for my wife whilst visiting Orkney with a friend. Our friend is Gluten Intolerant so we we're pleased that the restaurant caters for gluten free meals. The service was first class from start to finish. Courteous and efficient without being intrusive. If only more Restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $58
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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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