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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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“fillet steak” (30 reviews)
“mutton” (24 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the Foveran a few times before and was completely satisfied again. First class service and superb food. The scallops for starter was excellent. Everybody gave the meal a big thumbs up.

Thank Finian48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this excellent establishmnet this week, to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday. We were a large party, including several children and even a babe in arms. The children were welcomed with open arms and colouring books and were offered an excellent children's menu of proper...More

Thank GillyJTarves
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On arrival we sat in a cosy area of the establishment and had an excellent aperitif while perusing the menu. Unfortunately the main seating area reminded us of a swish canteen complete with paper napkins; rather a barn of a place and noisy. The standard...More

2  Thank Peter H
Reviewed December 17, 2017

We enjoyed a g&t in the lounge area before going through to dinner. The views from our table were lovely. The food was good and fairly priced and the service was efficient and friendly. This is definitely a place we would come back to on...More

Thank Foxymerlin
Reviewed December 13, 2017

After reading about this place on Trip Advisor I really wanted to go. I was NOT disappointed. The Foveran is the best meal I have ever had. I still think about it to this day and want to go back. The staff were lovely, and...More

Thank xWackix
Reviewed November 13, 2017

I recently visited Foveran with my fiancee in order to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately, it did not live up to our expectations. First of all, we felt very rushed by the staff since 3 different waiters came up to us while seated in the lounge...More

3  Thank P M
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We went to the foveran for dinner one night because we were told it was the goto place for local people. There fillet steak from cows grown in Orkney was amongst the best steaks I have ever had with a great whiskey sauce. My husband...More

Thank Alex R
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I was recently working in Kirkwall. The Foveran came highly recommended by my local colleagues. I went on a horrendously windy evening and entered into a warm and welcoming environment. Decor is contemporary and unexpected, but in a good way adding to the coziness of...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Our group enjoyed the scallops and grimbister cheese followed by tender venison(a little overdone), tasty pheasant and nicely cooked rare steaks. A very open and slightly impersonal dining room, with cheerful and attentive staff. A pleasant evening.

Thank Charlie13_13
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We had a business dinner here one night. We were well looked after by the staff. The food was very good and there was a good choice of courses. The view across the water is loverly too.

Thank jaydeeAberdeen
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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
$35 - $63
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 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
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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