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“MODERN STYLE / TRADITIONAL GOOD FOOD”

The Shore Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 39 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Strathaven, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“MODERN STYLE / TRADITIONAL GOOD FOOD”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Shore tries to create that slightly off centre upmarket atmosphere, its open and well decorated, plenty of wood and art of an oblique nature. The restaurant was quiet and owing to quite a large function and a busy bar the staff we found a little busy elsewhere and hurried to be elsewhere when serving. The fayre is good traditional dishes with that little twist to make them unique enough to warrant a fancy name and sometimes that means it ends up all presentation and no eating but it was nice to be full at the end of a meal, so down to taste, the cheff done good. Stickey toffee puding is second only to Rissons in Strathaven, it ensured a happy ending to the meal.

So, yes, even with a bit more noise than you would like, it was a fantastic meal, relaxing and value for money on par with any other aspiring upmarket restaurant, priced low enough to entice you in and high enough to select the right clientele.

As before, we chose The Shore on recomendation and we would go back again, would give it a 4.5 if I could...

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jixaman
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this very comprehensive and flattering review. It is very much appreciated. It sounds as though you ate with us on Saturday night when we were lucky enough to be having a busier night in the lounge bar and bar than expected. I am glad that you enjoyed the presentation of the food and that the portions were a good size. Thank you for the compliment about the sticky toffee pudding. It is nice to know that it hit the right spot!

I hope that you will be able to return again soon.
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Edinburgh uk
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A cosy place to eat with friends”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lunch or dinner are delights in this Restaurant and Bar
The steaks are the best ever
The menu full of 'guid Orkney fare'
Service comes with a smile and the drinks are excellent
Good for family reunions or business meetings

Visited June 2012
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Karen C, General Manager at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
What a lovely review! Many thanks for taking time to give us this very complimentary feedback.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food, Cute Barmaid”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Good place to eat a low-key meal after work. Food is freshly prepared and the staff is attentive and welcoming.

Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Food is superb”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had two wonderful meals at the Shore. The Staff are great and the food is superb. The Chef made us a loaf of Rosemary bread and would not accept any money. We had it for lunch for 2 day with Orkney Butter and Orkney Cheese! Died and gone to heaven!!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Jean M
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Scottish Borders
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Delicious food and comfortable rooms”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Spacoius bedroom and fantastic food srved by welcoming staff - perfect!The Shore is in a great location for walking to explore Kirkwall and as a base for touring Orkney.

Visited September 2012
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