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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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

Thank kevinsmith29
Greater London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank HarefieldTwo
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3 reviews
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 

Thank MissMuir22
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is our "meal to celebrate a special occasion" restaurant. We have returned a number of times and have never been disappointed. The service is always good and the quality of produce on offer is exceptional. Great attention to detail and worth the money.

Thank LAM791
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Probably the best place on the main island for island sourced meat and seafood. Reasonable wine list. Easy to find. Reservations recommended.

Thank Stephen L
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Thank you to all the Staff, Chefing and Serving Staff on Friday 30th September 2016. We were cellobrating my Graduation of BA Honours in Archaeolgy last night. 1 veggie 1 vegan and 5 others extremely enjoyed our meals here. Paul went out of his way with communications menu's, sent in advance so we could order in advance ,also so not... More 

Thank Thinking_of_y0u
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We missed out last year, having been for three previous years, because the extension work was only finished the day we left Orkney. The refurbishment turned out to be a major rebuilding and rebranding. I can't blame the Foveran for upping their game by increasing the number of covers to cope with weddings and larger parties; they can certainly cope... 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$57
European, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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 suppliers to ensure we obtain the highest quality. We also offer a wide range of carefully selected wines, local ales and malts.

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?