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“A great restaurant in Kirkwall”
Review of Helgi's

Helgi's
Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: British, Bar, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Firstly it is important for any new visitors trying to book or visit Helgi's to know that we are an over 18's only bar. That includes throughout the building and at all times. Helgi's is a small cosy pub overlooking the harbour. We serve good pub food of the home cooking variety, trying to use local produce where possible. We have a great selection of local ales in bottles and three Rob Hill ales on draft, we also have a good selection of Orcadian and Scottish whisky, and our wine list has been selected by our local wine expert, Duncan McLean from Kirkness & Gorie. We also offer a great selection of cocktails, beers and spirits. Please be aware that we have an over 18's only licence, which means that we cannot allow children, even for meals.
Derby
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“A great restaurant in Kirkwall”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had a meal at Helgi’s with friends when we visited the Orkneys in August. I’d recommend you book ahead as it was very busy and a number of people were turned away while we were there. Even though they were very busy the service was pretty efficient, although at one point they forgot we had requested a dessert menu (so we had to ask again when it hadn’t appeared after a while). The atmosphere was nice and relaxed too, basically a nice pub that does great food.

Talking of which the food was excellent, my wife and friends had fish as their main dish while I had steak and chips, and everyone thought it was cooked well and very tasty. Also, my wife who is on a wheat free diet found there were plenty of gluten free options for her to chose from off the menu.

Overall, highly recommended, and we would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2012
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UK
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly delicious”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

A great little find on the sea front with remarkably delicious food. A cosy place to hang out on a cold sunday afternoon.

Visited October 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
“Scapa Special”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Good pub in a nice location overlooking the Kirkwall Harbour. Some tasty Orkney beers. Recommend the Helgi's burger.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Sean R
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Winterville
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Eating in Kirkwall”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Pub atmosphere was very cosy and friendly. I loved the location by the harbor even in the rain. As an artist, I am attracted to the various reflections and textures of ships, buildings, and the mixture of colors all competing for attention. The soup was very good. It tasted homemade.

Visited September 2012
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inverness, scotland
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“what a find!!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had a meal in here recently - glad we booked as they were very busy. Good honest and local fare was served - all really tasty. Batter on their fish was beatifully crispy - not often found nowadays. Would go back again

Visited September 2012
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