Places to eat and drink in Kirkwall (evenings):
Most pubs, bars and restaurants are along the main street and harbour front.
Please note, food often stops being served at 9pm in the main pubs and bars.
The Bothy Bar, Part of the Albert Hotel, and tucked down Mounthoulie Lane (off the main Albert Street). Pub food and good beer. A local archaeologists favourite! Stops serving food at 9pm.
Helgis Bar, Harbour Street http://www.helgis.co.uk/ Good pub food and local beer at reasonable prices. Stops serving food at 9pm.
Lucarno’s, 31-33 Victoria Street http://www.lucanokirkwall.com/ Great family run Italian Resturant with extensive menu. Open until 9pm.
The Shore, Shore Street http://www.theshore.co.uk/ Good restaurant food at reasonable prices. Good bar.
Other bars for drinking: Torvhaug, Bridge Street; The Ola, Harbour Street; Motor Hoose ‘Theme Bar’, Junction Road; Skippers, Bridge Street.
There are two Indian restaurants: Del Se (Bridge Street), Indian Garden (Junction Road), both open until 11pm
There are two Chinese Restaurants: Empire (Junction Road) and Golden Dragon (Bridge Street), both open until 11pm
Harbour Fry (best fish and chips in Orkney, opens until 11pm) and International Takeaway (open until 9:30pm) are both on Bridge Street
There are lots of good cafes, which usually stop serving food at 5-6pm:
The Reel, Trennabies, St Magnus Cafe, Real Food Cafe, all along the main street.