Top 10 restaurants in Stromness, United Kingdom (UK)

October 20, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Stromness locally /ˈstrɒmnəs/ is the second-most populous town in Orkney, Scotland. It is in the southwestern part of Mainland Orkney. It is also a parish, with the town of Stromness as its capital.
Things to do in Stromness

1. Hamnavoe

35 Graham Place, Stromness KW16 3BY, Scotland Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, Scottish, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$385 +44 1856 850606
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Hamnavoe

A small family run business serving local produce.

Reviewed By Malcolm42 - Musselburgh Scotland

This felt very different to most times we have eaten out.very much a family run restaurant and conveys the warmth and intimacy of eating at somebody's house.so if you arrive early they don't chase you away but open up a bit early . Service throughout both efficient and delightful and the food consistently good predominantly seafood but good meat and veggie options .not normally a pudding person but save room for high quality sweets
Don't go to Orkney without visiting but book in advance as it is a small cosey dining room
Thanks to the owners

2. Ferry Inn

10 John Street | Orkney, Stromness KW16 3AD, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$275 +44 1856 850280
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 528 reviews

Ferry Inn

Situated right on the harbour side of Stromness.

Reviewed By jaydeeAberdeen - Aberdeen

A nice selection of meals available. Be sure to book in advance. It is a nice small restaurant with interesting decor. good local beer as well.Thank you We very much appreciate this lovely review.

3. Royal Hotel

53-57 Victoria Street | The Royal Hotel, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Scottish, Pub Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +44 7801 541793
Excellent
40%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Royal Hotel

Reviewed By Steven H - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Two years ago, we thought the food to be fair. It has improved. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meals that 12 of us had. The barman was cheerful and helpful, as was the waitress. We felt a real warm welcome.

4. Gerri's Ice Cream Parlour

Stenness Village, Stenness KW16 3JX, Scotland Seating, Takeout Cafe +44 1856 850668
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Gerri's Ice Cream Parlour

Reviewed By hwylasbri - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

A perfect spot a short distance from Stromness, and near to some ot the most interesting historic sites on Orkney. A great place with tasty refreshments.
The proprieter was very welcoming and chatty - gave excellent guidance on places to visit nearby. This was exactly what was needed for a new arrival on Orkney like myself.
Handy forecourt for those arriving by cycle.

5. Scapa Flow Restaurant

15 Victoria Street | The Stromness Hotel, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Scottish, British, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Scapa Flow Restaurant

Reviewed By Stavros1953 - Cooktown, Australia

We dined here twice while staying at the hotel. The food was middling without being terrible. The wine list was limited. The staff were attentive without being engaging. We dined lee where when we could. Are area for improvement in a hotel which we otherwise liked.

6. Stromness Chip Shop

63 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland Takeout Fast Food, British, Scottish, Seafood Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
38%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 58 reviews

Stromness Chip Shop

Reviewed By Spozzarooni - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited the Orkney's as part of a day trip on our NC500 trip and found it to be one of the most compelling place we saw. Being so exposed to the elements and isolated from the Mainland is one thing, yet there is an incredible history here of occupation and productivity. One such example is the second most populated town of Stromness where my wife and I enjoyed an archetypal fish & chips lunch. The haddock was flakey and fresh, and the chips crispy. This was a fine way to sit back and enjoy some of the Islands local treats.

7. Julia's Cafe

20 Ferry Road, Stromness KW16 3AE, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1856 850904
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 382 reviews

Julia's Cafe

Reviewed By BitsBaby - London, United Kingdom

A small cafe with very willing and cheerful staff serving good food. I tried breakfast (toast & marmalade - thick slices and generous with the marmalade), morning coffee (could have done with a larger mug but the coffee is good), sunday lunch (fish pie as it should be), afternoon tea (after a wind-swept walk, Julia's is a wonderfully warm and cosy haven to return to). Sometimes service takes a little longer than us southern-folk are used to. Chill out a bit and be patient - unlike in the south where you're probably being ignored, in Orkney it just means that they're focusing on a doing each job well rather than rushing.

8. The Bayleaf Delicatessen

19 Graham Place, Stromness KW16 3BY, Scotland Takeout Gluten Free Options Lunch +44 1856 851605
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Bayleaf Delicatessen

Reviewed By David W - Torpoint, United Kingdom

Tucked away up an alleyway you will find this excellent deli - knowledgeable and helpful staff are on hand and the top of the range food stuffs are of excellent quality. You must visit and enjoy!!

9. Orkney Brewery

Quoyloo, Stromness KW16 3LT, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch +44 1856 841777
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Orkney Brewery

Reviewed By MargaretEllen1950 - Houston, Texas

We had a so-so lunch of burgers. Was disappointed that the on tap selections of their beer is so limited on a daily basis. Really? You don't want to demonstrate the great beers in their best format - on draft - to every customer? Too bad.

10. Argo's Bakery

50 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland Takeout Scottish, British Breakfast +44 1856 850245
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Argo's Bakery

Reviewed By Jeff1903 - King's Lynn

The bakery itself is on the edge of Stromness, but there is a shop near the ferry terminal, and I think, one in Kirkwall. The Stromness shop has lots of great stuff, but for us what was ideal were the bacon rolls. We had a week in a flat opposite and the bakery opens at 7.30 selling sausage and bacon rolls and croissants. We did very little cooking.

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