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“Kirkwall Meals”

The Shore Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 37 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Elgin, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Kirkwall Meals”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Steak Pie was good, as was the service. Reasonable Pub Grub. (We were in the lounge not the restaurant)

Visited September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food whilst waiting for the ferry”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

I popped in here as I had a few hours to kill waiting for the ferry. I had a meal and a beer (Scapa from Orkney Brewery). The service was good and attentive. The food was fine, straight-forward and well done. I think I ordered from the bar menu as I was in the lounge.
The staff let me sit in the lounge for a while longer than usual I think - they were going to set up for breakfast, but let me stay in while I waited for the ferry bus, which was kind.

Worth a look if you're in Kirkwall.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank mama_rain
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Goodyear, Arizona
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Quietly and simply elegant dining room with very good food. We reserved ahead based on the recommendation of our B&B host and were very happy with all elements of The Shore. Three of us had soup, salad and chicken, duck and cod and all were excellent, well prepared and beautifully presented. Nice selection of wines. Quiet background music. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We would be happy to revisit The Shore Restaurant on returning to Ornkey.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Nancy D
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, service a little slow”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch enroute to airport after coming off ferry. Pleasant and very friendly service, very clean and warm bar restaurant. Food was OK but took a little while coming.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Grant M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Do not miss this one!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We booked it well in advance, as there were our 12 Norwegian friends and us. The food, especially the seafood, and the wine were excellent and reasonably priced. The staff were efficient and friendly. We had been before and knew what to expect. Excellence!

There is also a nice pub.

Go there and enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank GeorgeSinclair
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Karen C, General Manager at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Many thanks for your great review. We are glad that your group enjoyed their meal with us.
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