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St Ola Hotel

Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
+44 1856 875090
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“crispy cheese” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't hold out much hope for a nice dinner from the look outside and the dated reception desk area, I thought the menu on the outside window looked like a greasy spoon style. I asked the bar staff what he thought was good and...More

Thank AberdeenRed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been disappointed at one of the harbourside pubs, we tried another. At St Ola the food was typical old-style pub faire--edible but nothing to write home about. Service was there, but less than stellar and could have been better since the place was just...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Waited, as requested, to be seated. Loads of empty unreserved tables. Eventually someone came, but they just told us someone else would be along in a minute. We left.

1  Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Traditional pub menu, but the staff accommodated dietary quirks readily. The steak and ale pie came with roasted vegetables with a coating of rosemary, a tasty gravy and excellent chips. If anything the portion was so enormous that neither my husband nor I could finish...More

Thank Josephine J
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We went for food on a Monday, the front pub is a bit old school. However the area through the back is refurbished and spacious. The food was very good and we used the 15% student discount so we were very impressed. Lots of screens...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Fish and chips is always a good option for a bar meal and so it proved here. A starter of carrot and cumin soup was a tasty alternative to the usual vegetable or tomato. A huge piece of haddock subsequently appeared, coated in proper crispy...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Generous portions and very good food. The seafood platter to share was plenty for a dinner for two. It was a cold dish of delicious salads: prawns, smoked white fish, crab, smoked salmon and greens. Tasty. We ordered garlic bread and it was a good...More

Thank Al G
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

On a chilly Sunday evening we got a table without a reservation and had a warm welcome, great food and drink and excellent service. Very highly recommended

Thank 649maggie1953
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Can’t comment regarding the food but the beer was good: they had a couple of real ales on and a few keg beers. I was there during the day so can’t comment on what it’s like in the evenings but whilst I was there it...More

Thank patglynn
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Really, really good food, good prices and really good service. The Highland Haggis Burger is delicious, and a big big pluss for gluten free Beer Battered Haddock with Chips!

Thank Katharina A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 17
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 875090
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