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The Foveran Restaurant

| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a warm welcome at this lovely restaurant situated 5 minutes by car from Kirkwall. A cosy lounge area is perfect for relaxing before your meal. The food is superb and the menu well balanced. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The outstanding staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank willquilt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with a good vibe and super food served by friendly staff - certainly worth a special visit if on the Island.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank theepilgrim
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very warm welcome by staff, lovely atmosphere, food choices on menu made the choice difficult as we couldn't decide what to have. If there was 1 fault the evening it was a little warm/ stuffy.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Excellent restaurant. Family Dinner...trio of north ronaldsay lamb, steak all done exactly to individuals requests vegetarian option very good. Staff attentive but not intrusive. A very pleasant experience.Would recommend window table.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LOT59degreesNorth
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We were two couples having a night "over the water" from Caithness and we weren't disappointed. A great spot in St Ola overlooking the bay and down Scapa Flow. The restaurant is beautifully laid out, the food was excellent, and the service was friendly and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Toordal
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

After a windblown trip to the small islands, we blew into the Foveran for our last evening in Orkney. Although not as smartly dressed as we would like to have been, you made us so welcome. Dinner was really delicious with a great choice of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lelly48
Reviewed 29 October 2018

A modern and stylish restaurant with rooms. Lovely meal as we were looking for a place with plenty of seafood on the menu so were not disappointed. Great service and good value.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 504leaf
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Foveran. We enjoyed the pre dinner drinks in the lounge with views of Scarpa flow. The lounge area is very chic, with an excellent gin and tonic menu. It was a great opportunity to order while still being...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kng512
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I really can't find any fault with The Foveran. From the time arrived till the time we left we were looked after by an attentive, well informed staff. The food was great and so reasonably priced. I have eaten at supposedly higher class places, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ji57
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Saw this place had good reviews, so visited whilst staying on Orkney. Lovely location overlooking Scapa Flow, good attentive service, and excellent food, seafood a speciality although meat options are available as well. Will be back !

Date of visit: September 2018
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11 January 2016|
Response from foveran | Property representative |
If a weekend night preferred, probably a week/2 weeks in advance especially during the summer months. For a evening during the week, a few days in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$57
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 872389
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At the Foveran, you can enjoy the finest Orkney produce in a relaxed and modern setting with stunning views across historic Scapa Flow. Superb seafood features strongly on our menu along with prime beef and lamb. We work closely with local livestock farmers, fishermen and growers to select the best seasonal produce for our larder ensuring we obtain the highest quality. We strive to create dishes from the freshest, local ingredients. Our philosophy is about using the elements of Orkney's natural environment from land, soil & sea to produce dishes which are tasty and memorable. We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, liqueurs, local craft beers, gins and malts. These can be enjoyed at your table, or in the more relaxed setting of the lounge. We're really proud to have been four times winner of the Orkney Food and Drink 'best evening meal' Award Winner of Best use of Orkney Food and Drink products 2016 Award and the first 'Orkney Masterchef 2014 title.
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