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“Lunch was average”
Review of Lynnfield Hotel

Lynnfield Hotel
Ranked #9 of 38 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 September 2013

While home for a long weekend in September we decided to pop up to the Lynnfield for lunch on Friday. We'd heard that the food was excellent.

First off the welcome was very poor! There were three of us and we approached the girl at the bar and asked if we could have some lunch. I'd noticed there was only one table of four seated in the dining area. The girl said she would have to check if they would take us!!
What?? Where is the warm welcome that Orkney is famous for? It must be lovely to have so much money that you can afford to turn away willing custom!

Anyway they could fit us in and sat us down in the bar to look at the menu. There was no chat or pleasantries from our server. We ordered and had a drink and after what seemed an age we were ushered to out table. This made us the second table in the dining room and we were concerned when we spotted the first table were getting their food as we sat down.

Our foot arrived soon afterwards. I had the chicken dinner which was rather average. There was loads of meat and it was from a roast bird as there was an assortment of pieces but was rather tasteless as was the gravy. The tatties were fine and there was some red cabbage (which was the only colour on the plate)
My companions had the burger which was 'fine' and the fish which was reported as ' very thick batter' and we all had a taste but were not convinced that it was actually haddock.

All in all we were disappointed with the welcome and the quality of the food on a Friday lunchtime.

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Thank shug17
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Friendly, welcoming and professional. Our room was really comfortable and immaculate with a fantastic bathroom with a Jacuzzi. The food was incredible - fresh, an imaginative menu and with excellent service. Would highly recommend the trio of lamb and black pudding with scallops. Well done and thank you.

Thank MrsK139
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

My cousin and I meet once a year for lunch and this was surely the very best that Orkney has to offer. There was a warm welcome, excellent service, superb food - seafood starter, scallops for main with 'to die for' chips - excellent local ice cream and a yarn with the owner to round off - then a dash to the ferry over to Hoy for another excellent meal (see Stromabank).

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Thank David W
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Comfortable and spacious room, excellent meals, good value and wonderful hosts! We highly recommend this hotel to anyone who will be visiting Orkney.

Thank Leah318
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

After the visit to the Highland Park Distillery, we had drinks and a dinner at Lynnfields. The presentation of the plates was very nice. The quality of the food is definitely over average. To wait for our table we were seated in the library - what a cosy room. The whisky selection of the bar is excellent. Although it was a very busy evening (each table occupied), the service was good and professional. Once back in Orkney, I will definitively go back and perhaps also book a room for the night.

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Thank Eliane S
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