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Ayre Hotel

) #9 of 29 Restaurants in Kirkwall ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, ,
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
+44 1856 873001
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“orkney beef” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Bar
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a local favourite for good reason, the two young ladies who served our table could not have been more efficient, and conscientious about dietary limitations.

3  Thank CameraBluff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed recently and really enjoyed the meals we had You have to book if you want a table or you will be disappointed /that speaks for itself!

4  Thank timAberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice meal here on our the last evening of pour holiday in Orkney. The waitress was happy to agree to replace the chips in the 'Strips of Orkney Beef in a Mushroom, Brandy & Peppercorn Sauce served with rice & chips!'...More

6  Thank Alison K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel with nice rooms and good views. Restaurants were good and served up good meals and drinks. Bookings were essential in some areas but the pub was always an option and the food there was as good as any you'd find in the town.

8  Thank Geekgirl87
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Really nice room with a great view (shower a bit weak). Breakfast is a buffet, with very average cereals and juice, some good cooked products but dreadful sausages, bread could have been much more interesting too. Bar pretty good, didn't eat in the restaurant. It's...More

Thank DMH1015
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Ayre is in a good location, near the harbour in Kirkwall, with plentiful free parking nearby, and is just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Kirkwall. The dining area is bright, spacious and modern and well laid out. The menu had...More

3  Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Excellent choice of food. Pleasant helpful staff. Nice surroundings. All in all a very nice comfotable restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

7  Thank MAZIAN
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Like its hotel, The Ayre Hotel's restaurant is very good for Orkney. It is what it is. I ate dinner here every night I stayed at the hotel. I always made a reservation with the front desk. Dinner was consistent each night -- that is...More

3  Thank planetraincar
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Didn't have a booking but they managed to squeeze us in. Very friendly staff and great food at reasonable prices.

8  Thank David S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I ate here and thought the food good but it was let down by the other factors like the atmosphere, drinks and attitude of some of the older staff - such that we laughed about the comedy of it but unfortunately I think they add...More

1  Thank 2ltravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Scottish, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 873001
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