Book a Table

The kitchen at the Ferry Inn Stromness will be closed from 14/10/19 for the Winter. During this time our kitchen team will be serving meals at our sister hotel The Royal. Click here to visit The Royal website and make a table booking.

During the Summer season we offer a menu with a great choice of pub dishes alongside a splendid a la carte selection in both our bar and restaurant areas. Our 2019 menus can be viewed above and will be updated in 2020. Reservations are taken for the restaurant only, with bar tables available on a walk-in basis. Empty tables are rare so booking ahead is strongly advised!

Children are welcome in the restaurant until 22:00 - please include them in your party size when booking and let us know if you require a high chair.

Book Your Table Online

We take online bookings up to 30 mins before service and for parties of 8 max. To book after this or for larger groups please call us on 01856 850280.

Booking Terms

Running late? In the event of a no-show we will try to contact you by phone, if we cannot get in touch with you we may release your table after 15 mins.

For groups larger than 8 persons we cannot guarantee you will be sat at one table. We will however endeavour to place you at adjacent tables wherever possible.

We are unable to take reservations for drinks-only tables - bar tables are available on a first come - first serve basis.

Our Suppliers

We are proud to source and serve a full range of Orkney produce, supporting local growers and manufacturers while ensuring our guests enjoy both the quality and provanence of the islands' fare. Our meats are sourced from award winning local butcher E Flett & Son, who themselves buy locally grown beef, lamb and pork. Our seafood is from Orkney Fishermens Society, a co-operative business which has been the lifeblood of our harbour town for over 60 years. Their fresh shellfish - scallops, brown crab and lobster - and when in season Scapa Flow langoustines and line-caught mackerel, are brought in daily by local boats, with whitefish sourced predominately from the markets in Scrabster and Lerwick. The haddock for our superb fish and chips special is from sustainable stocks, and Jolly's of Orkney provide excellent secondary processing for example for our range of smoked salmon products. Dairy needs are well met by local cheese manufacturers at Grimbister Farm and the Orkney Cheese co-operative, with milk, cream, butter and ice-cream from the Orkney Creamery at Crantit. With Vetquoy Free Range Farm eggs, breads and biscuits from Stromness producers Argo's and Stockan's to supplement our homebaked breads and cakes, and our own garden grown soft fruits and herbs when in season, we truly work to offer a fantastic 'Taste of Orkney'.

With wines and beer aplenty, including a full range of locally brewed beers and ales from the Orkney and Swannay Breweries, along with premium spirits such as Orkney's Kirkuvagr and Johnsmas Gins, Scapa and Highland Park whisky and not forgetting our crystal clear water on tap, we will always make sure your meal is washed down a treat at The Ferry Inn!

Private Hire

The Ferry Inn's restaurant area is also available for private functions for groups of up to 50. Contact us on for enquiries

Looking for accommodation in Kirkwall?

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Looking for accommodation in Stromness?

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