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The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant

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Opposite St Magnus Cathedral at 25 Broad Street | Orkney Islands, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, Scotland
+44 1856 874225
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (22 reviews)
“bannock” (13 reviews)
“soups” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Opposite St Magnus Cathedral at 25 Broad Street | Orkney Islands, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 470 reviews

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is not only a nice café, but a shop as well. The coffee was good, they offer soya - milk. The selection of food is great and it tastes fantastic.

Thank Britta48
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you very much we do our best and l will pass your excellent comments onto my hard working staff

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Delightful vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant. Lots of great selections in a fun and cozy atmosphere. The retail shop also has a lovely selection of clothing, woolens, and Scottish fare.

Thank brinegarlb
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

So glad you love us and you submitted such a great review and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 4 November 2017

An Alladin's cave of local crafts and foods. Well worth a visit. We did our final shopping for gifts here before returning south.

Thank mary2712017
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thankyou we look forward to seeing you again in the future

Reviewed 1 November 2017

We met some friends here for a coffee and a bite to eat. The shop has lots of intesting and even usefull things for sale and at good prices. The staff are friendly and helpful and the menu is varied with good quality food and...More

Thank RIDINGAROUND
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thankyou very much for your great review it is much appreciated that you took the time to respond on trip advisor

Reviewed 14 October 2017

This places sells all sorts and you can spend ages just looking through everything. They pride themselves on using local craft and food producers. At the back of the shop is a nice wee café where we had a 'peedie cream tea'. The word 'peedie'...More

Thank BeepeeFalkirk
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review and for posting the pictures you took they looked great

Reviewed 12 October 2017

There were some odd choices on the menu and not quite delivered to expectation. Excellent soup and local cheese platter (not enough biscuits), quirky and a bit chilly. Only place we ate in Kirkwall so not sure of local standards.More

Thank DanDale
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

We serve local produce and yes perhaps we are a bit quirky l will take that as a complement but a bit dumbfounded by comment on odd choices unless you do not understand our local delicacies eg bere bannock ? Not sure also what you...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lonely Planet to the rescue again! Lovely cafe at the back of a shop/deli. Freshly prepared food, sandwiches, soup, platters plus cake!

Thank Saabaero
Judith Glue O, Owner at The Real Food Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you it is great to know you had a copy of the lonely planet guide with you and you managed to find us It’s always good to receive a great review like yours

Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is a few blocks from the harbor, opposite the cathedral. There is a gift shop at the front (“Judith Glue”), and the café is at the back, accessed through the store. There are few real cafes in Kirkwall. This place makes soups and...More

Thank ScienceTrip
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We found this by accident, looking for dinner one night. A good choice of fayre and a happy, friendly staff. They are also a shop so you can browse as well.

Thank jaydeeAberdeen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely meal although slightly overpriced and geared towards the tourist market. In saying that, we couldn't fault the meals although service was slow.

Thank Barbara W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite St Magnus Cathedral at 25 Broad Street | Orkney Islands, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 874225
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Description
Our Real Food Cafe/'Restaurant is situated in the Judith Glue Shop opposite St Magnus Cathedral in the heart of Kirkwall, Orkney's main town. We are open Monday-Saturday 9am - 10pm and Sundays 10am - 6pm during June, July and August. The rest of the year we are open Mon -Sat 9am -6pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm We specialize in home cooked local Orkney Produce cooked in front of you in our open kitchen, our restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere and welcomes all ages. We are licenced and offer a good selection of wines,spirits, local beers and whiskies. Children are very welcome at any time of the day and table reservations are accepted in the evenings after 5.30Pm. Our shop is also open at the same time so there is a chance to browse and shop till you drop as well. Join our Facebook page or visit our website to find out all about us!
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