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14 Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
+44 1856 879293
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (71 reviews)
“fajitas” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (43 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
14 Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 703 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very friendly staff, onion Bhaji toastie unusual but tasty. Good menu. Good selection of drinks, especially gins! Recommend the Sea Glass or the Kirkuvahr. Both very good Orkney gins.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our table was available exactly as reserved, table 9 with the harbour view. Wherever you sit,booking is hghly recommemdedfor dinner as it is very busy. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable. Thank you so much for the lovely memories :)

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch at a harbour side window upstairs was delightful on this gorgeous spring day. The staff were friendly and attentive and the meals were first class. My tofu and chickpea salad hit the spot. The local gin and ginger beer drink was a great accompaniment...More

Thank Damiana P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unpretentious pub near the pier, friendly staff and a very good pint of local beer. I didn't eat but other people's food looked appetising. Not fine dining or luxurious but well worth a visit.

Thank steamtrainian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located next to the St.Ola hotel so I went in to have a pint. Staff was friendly and fast with my order. Appeared to be a little more upscale kind of place. Reasonably priced and had a good number of locals in it. I enjoyed...More

Thank DiveTraveler2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oban had the prize for best scallops on earth. Helgi's in Kirkwall has taken the lead. When scallops are served with roe attached, you know they're fresh. The dish I had was a started, but was the perfect bite for lunch. I only wish I...More

Thank Paula E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bar downstairs and a small restaurant upstairs. Both have a bar ambience. Staff were friendly and chatty. My starter of scallops and chorizo was delicious.. Cost was £200 for 5 including 3 bottles of wine.

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good, reasonably basic, food in this pub-restaurant right on the harbour. The good news about it being so small is that it's easy to catch the bar staff's eye for a refill... worth booking ahead, especially at the weekend.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went twice during our short stay - for lunch, then evening meal and drinks the next day. Every meal was a treat and staff were very friendly. only wee and gets busy, so get their early. Will definitely return

Thank muthilljhog
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early in the evening and the bar was already busy, we should have booked ahead but the friendly bar staff managed to arrange a table for food within half an hour of arriving. We both had very tasty fish and chips, the beer...More

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23 April 2017|
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Response from LoobyFife | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so it's a very small bar area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 879293
  • E-mail
Firstly it is important for any new visitors trying to book or visit Helgi's to know that we are an over 18's only bar. That includes throughout the building and at all times. Helgi's is a small cosy pub overlooking the harbour. We serve good pub food of the home cooking variety, trying to use local produce where possible. We have a great selection of local ales in bottles and three Rob Hill ales on draft, we also have a good selection of Orcadian and Scottish whisky, and our wine list has been selected by our local wine expert, Duncan McLean from Kirkness & Gorie. We also offer a great selection of cocktails, beers and spirits. Please be aware that we have an over 18's only licence, which means that we cannot allow children, even for meals.
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