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winter in Kirkwall

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winter in Kirkwall

I'm thinking of visiting this January.

Are resturants open at this time, or does the place close down?

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1. Re: winter in Kirkwall

Try emailing Kirkwall Tourist Information Centre and asking them. They should be able to advise where is open. There is a contact form here:


Failing that try the form here:



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2. Re: winter in Kirkwall

Wow - You must have forgotten that off-season Orkney has a very lively social life and that includes actually leaving our warm, cozy hearths to venture out into the mild breezes that less hardy folk mistakenly call gales. Of course they are open....and if you are lucky enough to hit the timing right you can get in on some special dinners that only locals generally experience. If the Lynnfield is still doing its Lux wine dinners that is a total must do - great value for money, the food and wine pairings are interesting and mostly top-notch.

The places that close down seasonally are the Fossil Centre, the Wireless Mus. and sometimes the Stromness Hotel although it seemed to me that they were raring to go with their special buffets this past winter like Lebanese, Thai, etc. which always sell out so make sure you book a place! The West End in Kirkwall has also done some interesting dinners such as Polish night and Hungarian night which were very well thought of by those who attended.

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