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The Watersound Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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Sands Motel Pier Road | John & Evelyn Gunn, KW17 2SS, Scotland
+44 1856 731298
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 20:30
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great food, comprehensive menu very reasonably priced. Friendly staff. Make a booking, this place is often fully booked over the summer. A seat in the conservatory gives a lovely view over the bay

Thank Mara T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the situation with lunch in the conservatory with good food. Staff very friendly. Good basic cooking.

Thank Jenny B
United Kingdom
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in off the Gills ferry. Lovely setting, friendly staff & a delicious meal. A foggy evening so did not get a chance to see the views.

Thank adrkerr
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. Great view from our table by the window looking out over the sea and great attentive service. Hand on heart on of the best Orkney Fudge cheesecakes I've ever eaten. It was rich but light and served with a toffee drizzle not generic fruit coulis like so many hotels do which just doesn't compliment... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I ate here yesterday and while the food we had for main meal was excellent, this was somewhat let down by the poorly made deserts. My wife had sticky toffee pud, which was dry and the sauce was cold and I had something that represented rocky road sundae, it was bland and covered in spray cream from... More 

Thank Ruggedadventurer
Inverness, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here twice in one week as we enjoyed the food so much and the staff were very friendly. If reasonably priced good food is what you are looking for then this is the place!

Thank JaxLun
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Went first night here, food, staff and service great. Tried to get in again yesterday but fully booked, so don't expect just to turn up and get a table, book ahead or check by phone. Great little community.

Thank Phil P
Ashington, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were in a party from a cruise ship having a short stay to have a hot drink, shortbread and scones. I wished that I could have stayed longer as the staff were very welcoming, the shortbread delicious and the homemade rhubarb and ginger jam on the scones just hit the spot!

Thank Brenda201049
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had an excellent meal at this hotel. Service was very good and the food of a very high standard. The fish dishes were really excellent. Good helpings and all at a reasonable price. Just wish that the hotel was nearer home!

Thank john542186487
Arroyo Grande
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222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The breakfasts and dinners we had there were terrific. They make the best onion rings!! Their salads are fresh and have a great dressing. The breakfasts are very nice...really good fresh fruit salad each morning, cooked to order breakfast as you like. Each dinner was done really well. They have a full bar and even a couple of slot machines... More 

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sands Motel Pier Road | John & Evelyn Gunn, KW17 2SS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Burray
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 731298

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