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The Noust Bar

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Orphir, Scotland
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

On a motorhome tour of the Orkney Islands we were looking for a restaurant with an overnight parking place nearby where we stay overnight. Our plan worked out perfectly. The church at Orphir has a car park next to it and a very pleasant and kind lady who was inside the church said we were welcome to overnight there. The... More 

Thank Sue R
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food. There was a complete understanding of what the food should deliver. My friends must have been fed up with "wow this is great"

Thank johnwelburn
North Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We got to the Noust about 20 minutes to closing. We were welcomed in no problem. Service was quick, but not trying to push us out, and the food was delicious. The steak pie for D and the fish and chips for me...lovely, flaky, crispy, delish.

Thank D-and-MeOutnAbout
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Thanks John and Sue. John your service was excellent and thanks to Se and her staff in Kitchen. We all enjoyed your home made Chicken Pies and Steak Pies and Home made Soup of the Day. Everything was no trouble and we did not have a long wait either. John gave us all lovely service with a smile and a... More 

1 Thank Lynda B
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

Under new management. Limited opening hours in winter. Use fresh local fish. Limited menu of basic bar meals. Pool table available while you wait.

Thank MrsJosephineJones
Shapinsay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

As a group organiser I was looking for a restaurant to have lunch, we usually book, make choices and our list is cooked to order....however the Noust was different...! "why don't we do a buffet" they said, "that sounds nice" I replied! It was fabulous! Cold poached salmon, roasted joints of beef, pork and smoked ham, hot tatties, salads, pastas......and... More 

1 Thank Janbee270
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

After a hectic week touring on Orkney, we decided to eat here on our last night being the nearest eatery to the cottage we had rented. Food was good though choice was limited and the waitress service was good, but just felt something was missing. The décor, atmosphere? just can't pinpoint it. Plus, when we arrived at 5pm and asked... More 

Thank StravaigingJock
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

A friendly wee restaurant with lovely food and great service. We had to go back for a second time :-) Lovely

Thank Hazel062
Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

With views to rival any anywhere, the setting for a meal in the Noust was 1st class. The menu is a bit limited, but is acceptable for most customers. Quick and friendly service all round. I liked the bucket of chips idea.

Thank Alan H
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had an evening meal. Chilli. We we had alot of white rice and it was rather dry. Garlic bread White sliced loaf with garlic butter (different).

Thank away-again-yes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orphir, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Orphir

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