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The Watersound Hotel

Sands Motel Pier Road | John & Evelyn Gunn, KW17 2SS, Scotland
+44 1856 731298
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (6 reviews)
“cullen skink” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sands Motel Pier Road | John & Evelyn Gunn, KW17 2SS, Scotland
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Great freshly caught seafood here is a must. I myself had fish with my wife having crab. The portions were a good size. The fudge cheesecake was one of the best I have ever had. Great place to eat.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Breakfast and dinner here were both very, very good. Both the interior room and the windowed room overlooking the harbor were pretty and comfortable. Everything we had was well prepared and generously portioned. Although I'm an omnivore, I was impressed with the wide selection of...More

Thank BrynMawrBK
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I have to admit I didn't know this was called the Watersound Restaurant until coming on TA to search to leave a review - you live and learn. I've eaten here maybe 2 or 3 times in my life - all since leaving Orkney to...More

Thank shug17
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had lunch at The Sands Restaurant last week. Beautiful food, very fresh and most likely local. Quite reasonably priced and good service. It's in a lovely spot just down by the pier with views over to South Ronakdsay. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ab_roody
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Local food at its best with wonderful views. Service is excellent and the fish and chips are second to none!

Thank geordiepupz
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great food, comprehensive menu very reasonably priced. Friendly staff. Make a booking, this place is often fully booked over the summer. A seat in the conservatory gives a lovely view over the bay

Thank Mara T
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the situation with lunch in the conservatory with good food. Staff very friendly. Good basic cooking.

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in off the Gills ferry. Lovely setting, friendly staff & a delicious meal. A foggy evening so did not get a chance to see the views.

Thank adrkerr
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. Great view from our table by the window looking out over the sea and great attentive service. Hand on heart on of the best Orkney Fudge cheesecakes I've ever eaten. It was rich but light and served with a...More

1  Thank Revatron
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I ate here yesterday and while the food we had for main meal was excellent, this was somewhat let down by the poorly made deserts. My wife had sticky toffee pud, which was dry and the sauce was cold and I had...More

Thank Ruggedadventurer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sands Motel Pier Road | John & Evelyn Gunn, KW17 2SS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Burray
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 731298
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