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Ayre Hotel

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Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
+44 1856 873001
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Scottish, Bar
££ - £££
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a lack of reasonable eateries for evening meal on Orkney but the Ayre Hotel is good value and very tasty. For those of you who enjoy large portions this is a must. For those of you who have smaller appetites the portions are...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner the night we arrived. No matter where you go in the islands, make sure that you have dinner reservations. We had to eat at the hotel as every restaurant in town was booked. The food was plain, not very good, and the...More

Thank Maggie5698
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat at the restaurant for three nights, on two occasions it was quite busy and I still had an excellent meal.

4  Thank Nic H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent evening meal here. We had a table in the conservatory overlooking the harbour and whilst very busy there was a lovely atmosphere. The staff were friendly and welcoming service was efficient and the food was very good. Portions size was large....More

4  Thank DDFarnham
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Average food for the cost. Lasagne dry, seafood salad very 70s with grated cheese Desserts and friendly staff the redeeming factor.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered crab meat in Mary Rose sauce for starters which perhaps could have benefitted from less sauce as the crab is so nice on its own! We then had: scallops and prawn rice (average) as well as one seafood combo platter - I liked...More

Thank GrisyGer
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was busy but the staff managed to fit us in despite not having booked. The seafood combo was first class. Lots of well cooked fresh fish. My guests choose the salmon from the specials. Both looked great we a nice size piece of...More

4  Thank wayne j
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed st the Ayre hotel while in Kirkwall and after a long day we decided just to eat in the hotel. The restaurant was great with a good level of choice from fresh Orkney fish and seafood platters to Orkney beef. We all had...More

4  Thank George C
Reviewed 23 February 2017

February is perhaps not the best month to holiday in Orkney but while many places are closed, we really enjoyed our evening meal at the Ayre zhotel. Service was efficient and friendly and the food was good

5  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights before visiting some of the other Orkney isles. Was in a good location right beside the harbour, but the room was basic and quite small. Everything was very clean and tidy and the staff were very friendly...More

Thank HenryHound46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Scottish, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 873001
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