Book a Table

The kitchen at The Ferry Inn Stromness has reopened. Please be aware that a number of restrictions remain in place and affect our capacity as well as the number of guests acommodated at each table. Currently we can host a maximum of 8 people at a table from a maximum of 4 households indoors. For our tented tables the maximum is 6 people from 4 households. The outdoors tables without covers however can seat 6 people from 6 different households. Please take care to select the table type that you want, for example, drinks only outdoors, tented tables, indoor dining. Food service is from 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 5-8pm daily. The lunch service at the weekend is informal with dishes served in compostable containers so that folk on the move can take away should they wish. The dishes are also ideal for our outside eating areas.

Our menus include a mix of our pub favourites alongside a number of dishes from our splendid a la carte selection and we will be serving in the bar and restaurant areas as well as into the tents outside to make the most of our socially distanced tables arrangements. Empty tables will be rare so booking ahead is strongly advised. We also still require the name and contact details for the lead guest for each booking to ensure we can comply with the latest guidance around trace and protect in Scotland, and it makes things easier for us where customers can use the Check-in Scotland online facility.

Children are welcome in the restaurant - 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 minutes before visit for parties of 8 max from up to 4 households for indoor tables, or up to 6 people from 4 households in our tents, or 6 people from 6 households for outdoor uncovered tables. To comply with current Scottish Government guidance please ensure you understand the restrictions. Please read your email confirmation after booking for important information regarding social distancing. If you have any query on the required arrangements please email us on

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.

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 can be made available for for private functions for groups of up to 50 however this service is currently suspended due to the social distancing requirements. But for future potential bookings please contact us on

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