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European, British, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

March 12th, a bitterly cold evening and the warmth of the reception and the elegant dining room instantly warmed us up. Quickly served drinks and menus to browse in the cosy, friendly ambience helped us relax. The menu is creative and inviting. We were dining...late and had a selection of starters and the lamb dish. The smoked haddock risotto was exceptional and the slow cooked lamb was delicious too. We couldn't resist the desert menu and found the baked cheesecake and pecan pie to be a perfect end to the dinner. We have enjoyed The Shore's consistently high quality dishes many times now and this was another gold star dinner. Food, environment, service all excellent- Thanks once again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Thank you for taking time to review....and indeed for coming out to dine. Glad you enjoyed your meal with us.

Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

We had dinner in the bar area today rather than the restaurant. We only had mains and a drink. I had lamb which was tender, well cooked and very tasty. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her haggis dish. The staff member who seated us was exceptionally...helpful. Serving staff were also excellent. Great eating experience. The only minor complaint was some other customers chatting excessively loudly. Eating in the restaurant area would have suited us better however it was otherwise excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Tasty soup to start, Vegetarian option of wild mushroom haggis was excellent, local cheers to follow then a couple of local Scapa whiskies with expert tasting notes from the owner...

Date of visit: February 2020
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Always happy to help where guests are keen to explore our Scapa range! Glad you enjoyed your meal with us.

Reviewed 1 March 2020

The Shore is rather pricey but the food is of the highest standard as is the service and welcome. It also has nice selection of wines and beers on tap. Smoked Haddock risotto - excellent , Scallops - excellent , Seafood Vol-au-Vent extremely good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Ga7ethC, Owner at The Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Thanks for taking time to review. Glad you enjoyed your meal at The Shore.

Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

We visited on a Wed eve, service was really friendly and the meal was excellent. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020

I have been here a few times now and I think it gets better every time , great food helpful and friendly staff nothing to much bother for them . There is a nice bar to sit for drinks and order food before you are...taken through for your meal, highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 January 2020

Was staying in the hotel at this location and had one evening meal. Starter was Monkfish Cheeks and main was Wolf fish (often known as Stone Bass). The food was excellent at the waiting staff very pleasant and helpful

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 December 2019

A rather drab exterior leads to a well appointed back room small restaurant. Really good food makes you feel that you have made the right choice!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019

My wife and I dined at The Shore in June and enjoyed a fine meal with wines in a delightful dining room. Excellent service from the staff and great food. We would return.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 11 November 2019

We booked just to pop in for breakfast and we were not disappointed! Chef took onboard our request for crispy bacon and it was perfect! A really good feed that set us up for the day exploring Orkney

Date of visit: November 2019
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29 July 2017|
Response from Ga7ethC | Property representative |
Hi, restaurant is currently closed. Children of any age are welcome in the lounge bar if accompanied.
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The Shore Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5