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“LOCAL CAFE”
Review of The Reel

The Reel
Ranked #8 of 39 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Reel In 2002 the Wrigley Sisters returned to Orkney to live and set up their business, and in 2004 The Reel was established, allowing them to ‘put something back into’ the community of Orkney.’ "With both lasses having now settled back in Orkney their attention has turned to managing the ‘Reel’ – the sisters’ Centre of Music on Broad Street in Kirkwall. The centre has experienced phenomenal success in the few years it has been open, to the extent that it has recently moved to the building formerly occupied by VisitOrkney, next to St Magnus Cathedral. "Aswell as a being home to many folk & blues sessions and the Orkney Strathspey and Reel, The Reel also holds various classes in many different instruments taught by a wealth of talented teachers. The Reel offers and encourages a fully ‘inclusive’ approach, catering for all members of the community, especially families, and all age groups. The existing aesthetics, atmosphere and management approach fully encourages, supports and positively impacts upon this ethos. The management’s existing attitude and approach to providing a high quality and friendly customer service is also considered exemplary.
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I had picked The Reel as it had positive reviews but sadly its really not up to much. Its a small cafe and a hub for like minded locals, it was a Saturday afternoon and it was a meeting spot, a gosip centre and yes there were lessons of some musical type going on.

Being that there were only a handfull of tables it was extremley cramped. Dont get me wrong, everything on the menu looked fantastic and the food was good and had that homemade / earth friendly quality but at the price, it should have been (not cheap)...

All in all, not impressed and would seek out something else next time...

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Thank Jixaman
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I've been here a few times now and keep going back. Good menu and great coffee and service is first class.

1  Thank JimTheCrim
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I loved this cafe/music venue. The Orkney themed lunch menui is great (Skara Brie...Panini excellent). The staff are friendly and tend to be music students and so any minor service issues I'm happy to overlook. Very nice quirky place to drop into and great that its promoting local music.

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Thank Jim M
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Reel is a great place to stop for lunch. I had a great sandwich called a chicken lemon polka, very tasty and a nice coffee to go with it. Very reasonably priced and its location is great. Right next to the St Magnus Cathedral.

1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

i was pleased to find this cafe when i had to wait for something in the evening when other cafes were already closed at 5pm. the stff were pleasant and coffee was good. all i needed was there.

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1  Thank celiy19
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