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The Foveran Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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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
US$40 - US$66
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Seafood, European, British, Scottish
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful meal at this restaurant with rooms: my Orkney breaded cheese starter was very tasty and a new experience: my lemon sole main was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and simply spectacular. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Go, enjoy!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JKB59
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is lovely, and not too noisy, even when it was fairly full. We were seated next to a log fire before we were taken to our table. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank moiraap
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a lovely evening with friends in the welcoming atmosphere of The Foveran. The menu was well balanced with many locally sourced options. All the men in our party chose steak for their main, which looked beautiful and they commented was perfectly cooked....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 27 November 2018

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
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 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
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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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