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The Shore Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
+44 1856 872200
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Southwick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nice food, most locally sourced and nicely presented, you do need to book a table as the hotels guests make a bealine for the sittings.

Thank 8WarrenBill
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We decided to get our family together for a Christmas meal so booked lunch for 10 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. All the food was excellent and we were able to stay for quite a while afterwards. Thank You!

Thank Starrygeo
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I went to this Restaurant as part of an Organized Food & Drink tasting shore excursion with P&O Cruises. We had a warm welcome with a bagpiper on arrival which was a nice touch. All of the staff were very friendly especially Mike. Mike made this experience talking us through local food & local whiskey`s. The food was very tasty... More 

Thank Joturn123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

After missing the morning ferry (on a Sunday!) my friends and I searched around Kirkwall for somewhere to have breakfast (around 9am). Everywhere we tried either didn't open until 10/11am (by which time we would be on our way back to St Margaret's Hope for the next ferry), or turfed us out like wet, homeless cats because we weren't guests... More 

3 Thank Siobhan M
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ladies for such a thoughtful review. I was only to happy to offer you all warmth and breakfast on Sunday morning. As a hotel if we cant offer guests (whether staying in the hotel or not) flexibility wherever possible we are failing in our aim to exceed our customer expectations. I am delighted that you enjoyed breakfast and... More 

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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good food and prices I had chowder to die for attentive service and nice atmosphere it was quiet when we visited

1 Thank domino61
Vernon, Canada
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Shore hotel has a pub and a restaurant, so make sure you go to the restaurant. Food and service were both excellent. Make a reservation!

1 Thank Charles H
Issaquah, Washington
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

There are not really that many restaurants in Kirkwall so the best I can say about this place was we got something to eat. I ordered a salad and as I got about half way into it I noticed that the lettuce was slimmy and probably should have been tossed a few days before. Having driven 7 hours that day... More 

3 Thank Sand_Dollars_11
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Having telephoned before hand the restaraunt was full but we were allowed to eat in the bar which we were happy with. Upon ordering that seemed to take a while we had ordered a starter but to come out with the mains as one person was not hungry. That didnt happen and the starter came first after a long wait... More 

1 Thank Audrey M
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A very nice setting and ambience. Great food, standard items, but with an unexpected twist, really good quality and care obviously taken. Welcome and service varied. On the first occasion, there were plenty of staff, most were friendly, attentive and helpful. On the second occasion, only a couple of staff appeared to be on duty, and though one was helpful... More 

1 Thank hwylasbri
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to the Shore and it certainly won't be the last. Was here with the family on a Tuesday evening it wasn't too busy So the service was excellent this time, as usual the home cooked food was spot on empty plates all round. And my Westray Haddock & real home made chips well what else... More 

Thank Harry G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 872200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?