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Lynnfield Hotel

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Holm Road | St Ola, Kirkwall, Scotland
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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 15 February 2017

proprietor goes over and above to make your fine dinning experience one to remember. Food amazing.Service excellant, rooms too are beautifully decorated and comfy.

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Thank geordiepupz
Qormi, Malta
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I try to eat here every time I visit Orkney (at least twice a year - but I used to live here) Always a friendly welcome and pre-dinner drinks in the lounge. Food was, as usual, excellent - Christmas menu with plenty of non-turkey choices! Huge selection of malt whiskies

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Thank BBA2012
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Looking for a venue for a special dinner, decided on the Lynnfield after trawling menus of Orkney restaurants. Did not disappoint. Full marks to the chef for making imaginative use of local ingredients presented in a slightly different and imaginative fashion. Not all the menu combinations worked for me ,but enough variety to suit all tastes. The surroundings are comfortable... More 

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Thank Colin M
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Pre-ordered our 3 courses [over 50 eating] as we took over the restaurant! Good variety of options, well-cooked and served with a smile.

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Thank MrsJosephineJones
Greater London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quirky hotel where the staff seem not to have been trained in customer service. Our room, facing the back of the hotel and above the kitchen, was comfortable and the bathroom toiletries were excellent. Shame about the strange smell in the room - presumably from the kitchen? We ate one night at the hotel and the meal could have been... More 

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Thank HarefieldTwo
Laurencekirk
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I arrived on my own, soaked to the skin after being caught out in torrential rain. It was too early for a meal but the staff were so welcoming and made me very comfortable in the delightful lounge, next to a lovely open fire where I enjoyed a pot of tea and warmed up! I then went on to dine... More 

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Thank Mistry13
Cambridge
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

On our last night of our short stay in Kirkwall we were recommended this venue as offering the best seafood in town. (In fact we were told the best seafood restaurant had just closed for winter but the Lynnfield was a close second). The ambience and decor of the hotel restaurant was very interesting and quite quaint. Despite an obviously... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here on one occasion during an extended stay on Orkney. Having experienced almost everywhere else, we were keen to try a venue portrayed as being towards the upper end of restaurants in and around Kirkwall. We were politely welcomed on arrival at the hotel and shown to the lounge for pre-dinner drinks where we soaked up the Scottish... More 

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Thank Nigel J
College Station, Texas
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We may have been expecting too much, but this highly touted restaurant did not live up to our expectations. Pre-dinner drinks were served in a very pleasant lounge. The young wait staff were very pleasant but not particularly well trained; for instance I ordered a bottle of wine but didn't have a wine glass and asked the waiter should I... More 

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Thank Robert T
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were sent here by our friends at Karrawa, it being closest. It is also a beautiful old house filled with antiques perched on a small hill. You have your drink before dinner in the library, and dine in a pleasant room. Some food items are truly great--the scallops were stunning. Not cheap but you get a pleasant meal for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holm Road | St Ola, Kirkwall, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?