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“Great night listening to traditional music”
Review of The Reel

The Reel
Ranked #8 of 38 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Reel In 2002 the Wrigley Sisters returned to Orkney to live and set up their business, and in 2004 The Reel was established, allowing them to ‘put something back into’ the community of Orkney.’ "With both lasses having now settled back in Orkney their attention has turned to managing the ‘Reel’ – the sisters’ Centre of Music on Broad Street in Kirkwall. The centre has experienced phenomenal success in the few years it has been open, to the extent that it has recently moved to the building formerly occupied by VisitOrkney, next to St Magnus Cathedral. "Aswell as a being home to many folk & blues sessions and the Orkney Strathspey and Reel, The Reel also holds various classes in many different instruments taught by a wealth of talented teachers. The Reel offers and encourages a fully ‘inclusive’ approach, catering for all members of the community, especially families, and all age groups. The existing aesthetics, atmosphere and management approach fully encourages, supports and positively impacts upon this ethos. The management’s existing attitude and approach to providing a high quality and friendly customer service is also considered exemplary.
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We came here on a Saturday night when they were playing traditional music. We loved it and would recommend coming along to listen to some "reel" (lol!) Orcadian music. I believe that it is also a music school and cafe during the day. It had a great buzzing atmosphere and a bar too so everyone was happy!

Thank RaddyGriffWood
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great selection of food - good choice of gluten free including toasties and soup - it was very busy when we were there as there was a cruise ship visiting the Island - still got a nice welcome and good service - we sat outside at lunch time and really enjoyed our visit.

Thank 242aligirl
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Excellent place to grab a bite and Coffee or Drink, Tasty snacks and Cakes very Friendly Staff and helpful, also great wifi.

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Thank Cruiser95
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Light snacks, wide choices of drinks, hot, cold and alcoholic.
Live music sometimes.
Real countryside feel.

Thank Diane F
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stopped by for drinks after dinner and were fortunate to enjoy excellent live music. It was friendly and each talented musician took a turn to perform a piece. A great way to hear a variety of music.

Thank CynthiaCanberra
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