The kitchen at the Ferry Inn is open all day from breakfast 'til supper. With lunches served between 1200 and 1400, dinner from 1700 til 2100, and snacks including soup and freshly baked bread, teas, coffees and homebakes in between, there is always something tasty on the go.
We offer a great pub menu alongside a splendid a la carte selection. During the summer months, in the evenings bookings are taken for the restaurant only, with the bar menu available on a walk-in basis - so best to come early if you are looking for fish and chips, steak and ale pie or our range of local burgers!
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!
The restaurant area is available for private functions for groups of up to 50. If you are visiting in the busy summer months then booking for lunch or an evening meal is generally advisable as our popular eatery is very well patronised and table space can be at a premium. Call or email us to make your reservation.