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The Foveran Restaurant

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Foveran Foveran | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
+44 1856 872389
18:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 20:30
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Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food beautiful! modern surroundings with attention to detail.Book well in advance,staff friendly, overnight rooms are as good as you can get!

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Qormi, Malta
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Hadn't been here for 14 years so was eagerly looking forward to this visit - and was not disappointed. A very modern restaurant with informal but efficient service. Friendly welcome with drinks in the lounge whilst we made our selections. Restaurant was quite busy which is a good sign. The service was courteous and under control. The food was excellent... More 

1 Thank BBA2012
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner were there with four other friends for evening dinner a week and a half ago and arrived and got excellent service from when we first went in to when we left... The interior is very well designed and everything matches so hats off to whoever chose the furnishings etc it's so nice and warm... We were... More 

1 Thank Magnus M
Orkney, Scotland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent!! We had the festive dinner menu and there was so much variety in choice. Food was delicious (all 3 courses) the staff was so attentive . Excellence all round.

1 Thank vickyOrkney
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We ate at the Foveran yesterday evening - not the Royal 'we' - me an my husband. It's simply excellent in every way. The place is lovely, the food is excellent, as is the service. I could go on and on about it, but I see that many people before me have already said much of what I'd have to... More 

1 Thank Bernie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent, well presented and delicious, in a very nice setting with amazing views. Staff friendly and helpful.

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

What can you say about the Foveran it is just great. We have been for dinner numerous times and it is just fantastic. The quality of the food is first class and service impeccable all that and spectacular views over Scapa Flow. They are great with kids fresh made chicken nuggets always a favourite as is the chocolate Fondant. It... More 

1 Thank kevinsmith29
Greater London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate at the Forveran on the first night of our visit to The Orkneys, and were bowled over by the amazing service provided by all the team during our visit even though the place was full, and the food was fantastic. We would recommend this place to all those who value great customer service and great food. Thank you... More 

1 Thank HarefieldTwo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights while on holiday to Orkney and cannot find fault at all. We had a wonderful stay and were made to feel very welcome from the minute we arrived to the moment we checked out. Hotel clean, newly refurbished and fresh. Room very comfortable and cozy and brand new fittings in shower room. FOOD DIVINE!!! Breakfast... More 

1 Thank MissMuir22
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Paul Doull and his team have developed an exquisite culinary occasion in this modern and chic restaurant, which is three or four miles from Kirkwall. A varied menu offers locally sourced fresh fish and meat dishes, creatively and attractively presented. Similarly, a skilfully compiled wine list enables appropriate pairing of food and wine. The friendly and proficient restaurant staff deliver... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$56
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Foveran Foveran | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 872389
At the Foveran, you can enjoy the finest Orkney produce in a relaxed and comfortable setting with stunning views across historic Scapa Flow. Superb seafood features strongly on our menu along with prime beef and lamb. We work closely with local livestock farmers, fishermen and growers to select the best seasonal produce for our larder ensuring we obtain the highest quality. We strive to create dishes from the freshest, local ingredients. As well as supporting local producers, we are keen to retain Orkney's culinary traditions. We bake our own bread daily including 'bere bunno' or bannock (a traditional flat bread) using stone-ground beremeal flour from the Barony Mill. We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, liqueurs, local ales and malts. These can be enjoyed at your table, or in the more relaxed setting of the lounge. We're really proud to have been four times winner of the Orkney Food and Drink 'best evening meal' award and the first 'Orkney Masterchef 2014 title. We look forward to offering you a memorable Orcadian experience.

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