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Beneth'ill Cafe

Hoy Delivery Office Linksness, KW16 3NJ, Scotland
+44 1856 791119
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (14 reviews)
“apple crumble” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Hoy Delivery Office Linksness, KW16 3NJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Fantastic little cafe. Staff lovely with a good sense of humour. Great value for money too. Video loop of the island and Old Man playing. Books of the island to browse. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry from Stromness to Hoy to walk to the Old Man of Hoy. The jetty at Moaness really is in the middle of nowhere. The minibus taxi was too full to take us but promised to come back for us so we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Crystal and team are brilliant at offering superb food and service overlooking the sea with the backdrop of the impressive Hoy Hills. The salads are amazing and always delicious, as are the home cooked specials of the day. Great value for money and perfect place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ruggedadventurer
Reviewed 22 August 2018

My mother and I visited this lovely tea room on Hoy yesterday. On a coldish Orkney day they had a fire burning which my mother greatly appreciated. The food was delicious traditional Orkney fare. A little gem probably unknown to most tourist who go to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank richardspivey70
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The Beneth'ill (Beneath the Hill.....) Cafe on the Island of Hoy is a most pleasant and unexpected surprise find. We were touring Hoy for the day and a local farmer directed us to Beneth'ill for brunch. The small cafe is beautifully situated, between the seafront...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks for the delicious apricot flapjack and cup of tea this afternoon. Great service, cards accepted and food and drink brought to table. It was v busy and the staff were coping very well.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank negril39
Reviewed 31 July 2018

After touring around Hoy, you would never expect to find a tearoom at the end of the road, just around the corner, near the pier to the ferry. Tea is good, atmosphere friendly and scones....delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Manuela D
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent specials plus really nice sandwiches. The crumble special pudding was Devine, get there early as very popular and not much competition around!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank maverick2000
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The very last day of before closing for the season and we were made very welcome. The food was hot and comforting on that cold day and just driving to the cafe was a treat.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Beth L
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We came upon this cafe after we had walked to the Old Man of Hoy and set of to drive around the rest of the island. We had a much needed cup of tea and sat outside in the sun with the staff who were...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank WNGH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoy Delivery Office Linksness, KW16 3NJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Hoy
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 791119
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Welcoming cafe serving freshly made food in a beautiful location. Open from 10am to 6pm daily. Only 5 minutes walk from the Moaness ferry terminal.
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