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The Shore Restaurant

6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
+44 1856 872200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (20 reviews)
“cheeseboard” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6-8 Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in a small lounge area whilst choosing our meal and pre meal drinks. Then, when the first course was ready, we were taken through to the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and the food was of a high quality. The price was...More

Thank jaydeeAberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome on a wet evening ... the outside doesn't look much, but inside is a cosy bar and a very pleasant bar and dining room. A great range of local gins was a great greeting. The scallops on crab linguine was outstanding. As...More

Thank Morrable
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The third harbourside pub/restaurant we tried was the star. the menu was upscale with reasonable prices. The food was delicious--I had the special Pork Four Ways plate. Service was excellent. Definitely our best meal in Kirkwall.

Thank Bob J
Gareth C, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear, thanks for taking time to give the feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night we had an excellent meal at The Shore, in fact we had an excellent experience all round. The staff could not have been any better, they were so pleasant without going over the top and their efficiency was impeccable. The seats in the...More

Thank Helenor R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class service, excellent food. Fellow guests asked the server about the sweet they had chosen, chef came from kitchen & gave them not only the recipe but exact details on how to do it. Highly recommend there food quality.

Thank GrahamScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a truly excellent dinner here. My starter was scallops with black pudding (don’t be put off) and a warm spicy sauce - absolutely delicious. We both had slow cooked lamb for mains. This was melt in the mouth food. Good...More

Thank Geoffrey S
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review, the slow roasted lamb is something of a house speciality. Glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Went here a week ago with several members of our tour group. We all enjoyed our meals. It was a nice change from the hotel fare. Good service and a nice variety to choose from. Would love to return again some day.

Thank EileenHurley
Gareth C, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks for making time to dine with us, and for taking time to let others know you enjoyed your meal. We would love to have you back some time.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

A very good meal at a very reasonable price, just didn't make the five stars but easily 4.5. Very friendly service and a good menu. Its location in Kirkwall is a big plus if you don't have a car.

Thank astroian
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Came across The Shore while walking along the harbor and thought we would give it a try. Food was incredible, sophisticated and so well cooked. I had the roast lamb and my husband the sea bass. We shared a scallop dish for a starter and...More

Thank Sumac319
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks for taking time to let us know you enjoyed your meal. Will pass your comments to the kitchen team.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Wonderful lamb dish and delicious chicken with sun dried tomatoes. The chef does an excellent job. Make sure to reserve a table ahead of time.

Thank Al G
Gareth C, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your meal - and yes, we would always advise pre-booking if you can.

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30 July 2017|
Response from Ga7ethC | Property representative |
Hi, restaurant is currently closed. Children of any age are welcome in the lounge bar if accompanied.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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