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Trenabies Cafe Bistro

16 Albert Street | Kirkwall, Kirkwall KW15 1HP, Scotland
+44 1856 874336
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (30 reviews)
“cajun fries” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Albert Street | Kirkwall, Kirkwall KW15 1HP, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

On our trips home to Orkney, we usually go for a coffee to Trenabies. Although there was nothing terribly wrong with our visit, we thought standards were a bit down from the last time we had a snack here. Service was a bit slow and...More

1  Thank Orkho
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Quite often drop into Trenabies for a mid afternoon snack and for the first time we were extremely dissatisfied with the service or should say the lack of service. The cafe was very empty with only a few tables occupied and three server staff behind...More

1  Thank selkiesave
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I normally say that you can judge a cafe by their scrambled eggs. If you can get your basics right, you can’t go wrong and scrambled eggs is where a lot of places struggle. Unfortunately the eggs at Trenabies were not good. It’s possible that...More

1  Thank IanaW
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Trenabies for a coffee and snack mid afternoon. It is a welcoming cafe in the heart of Kirkwall, and is a great place for a break from shopping or sightseeing. They offer breakfasts, lunches and snacks in a comfortable environment with friendly staff....More

Thank sixtenacre
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Stopped in for breakfast one morning. Service was good and we really enjoyed the food, we both had a full breakfast. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. There was a good choice of food.

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a cup of tea and a biscuit in Trenabies. A quaint cafe with a good menu and fresh cakes. The ginger biscuit was beautiful so we bought another one! Nice tea, nice cafe, good service.

Thank FlyingEmu
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Had a great lunch here, lots of choice but a little bit noisy. I wouldn’t let that put you off. It was the people not the owners making the noise. Has had an excellent reputation for years.

Thank Ab_roody
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Staff are a bit young but they are doing their best. Cake was average but a nice cup of tea. Surroundings are good and old- fashioned

1  Thank KIlsythLiz
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I happened in for lunch last week on our almost-yearly trip to Orkney from the United States. It was a pleasant surprise to recognize that I had been in this restaurant before on a trip many years ago and I anticipated a...More

9  Thank Jeanine G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Traditional tables & chairs or pew like cubicles are in the first section, then, up two steps are more with sofas too. The bar offers an excellent of drink choices and an array of cakes. The kitchen is on the first floor [where the overflow...More

Thank Josephine J
TrenabiesCafeBistro, Owner at Trenabies Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hello Josephine, I am happy to hear of your experience in our cafe. Thank you very much for your kind review and hope to see you back again. D Ward.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Albert Street | Kirkwall, Kirkwall KW15 1HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 874336
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