Christmas at The Kirkwall Hotel

Christmas Dining

Indulge in your festive favourites this Christmas



Feast your eyes on our magical festive menu

Who said Christmas lunch had to be exclusive to Christmas Day? Not us! Our Christmas menu is available 24 November – 24 December, 28 – 31 December 2023 and 3 – 8 January 2024.

From traditional turkey with all the trimmings to a signature Christmas pudding drizzled in delicious brandy sauce, our Christmas menu has all your festive favourites covered.

Booking in advance is essential, and tables of 10 or more need to pre-order. To enquire about pre-ordering, please ask our team when making your booking.

To book please email us at or call 01856 872232. 

Christmas opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 – 14:00

Dinner: 18:00 – 20:30

Our Harbour View Restaurant will be closed 25 – 27 December 2023 and 1 – 3 January 2024.

Christmas Menu


Lightly spiced lentil and root vegetable soup (V)  £5.95  (1,2,3)
Local crusty bread, Orkney butter 

Smoked scallop soufflé £14.95 (1,2,4,5,6,14)
Glazed local scallops, tomato and red pepper salad

Prawn cocktail £8.95 (1,2,3,5,6,7,11)
Prawns bound in Marie-Rose sauce, avocado, cucumber, melon and melba toast

Crispy Grimbister cheese (V) £7.50 (2,1,5,7)
Apricot cream 

Terrine of mixed Scottish game £9.95 (1,3,4,7)
Pickled wild mushrooms, melba toast

Kirkwall Bay fish chowder £9.95 (1,2,3,4,11,13,14)
Crusty bread, Orkney butter


Roast turkey £16.95 (1,2,4,5,6,7,10)
Served with all traditional trimmings

Locally sourced cod £21.95 (1,2,3,4,5,6,11,13)
Leeks, tomatoes, Westray lobster dumpling, lobster bisque sauce

Baked sweet potato and root vegetable gratin (V) £12.95 (2,10)
Glazed chestnuts

Duck breast £21.95 (1,2,3,4,5,7)
Bread sauce, fondant potato, bramble jus, croquette of confit duck leg

10oz Ribeye steak £28.95 (1,5)
Chips, tomato, mushroom, onion rings
Béarnaise, peppercorn or whisky sauce £2.50 (2,4,5,7)

Local beef and Guinness pie £15.95 (1,4,5)
Chips, vegetables

Beer-battered Orkney haddock £16.95 (1,13,6,5)
Chips, peas, tartar sauce

Locally sourced beef burger £14.95 (1,5,4,2,3,6)
Bacon, Orkney cheddar cheese, onion rings, chips

Small portions of some dishes are available on request.


Onion rings £3.00 (1)

Chips £3.00

Orange dressed salad £3.00 (7)

Cajun fries £4.00

Crispy bacon and cheese chips £4.75 (2)


Rhubarb crumble tart £8.95 (1,2,5,10)
Crème anglaise

Christmas pudding £8.95 (1,2,5,6,10)
Brandy sauce 

Delice of chocolate £8.95 (1,2,5,10)
Crème fraîche ice cream 

Chestnut and Armagnac soufflé £8.95 (1,2,4,10)
Brown butter ice cream

Selection of Scottish cheese £9.95 (1,2,4,6,7,10)
Fruit, homemade pickles, oatcakes

Allergens & dietary requirements

1 Wheat, 2 Milk, 3 Soya, 4 Celery, 5 Egg, 6 Sulphites, 7 Mustard, 8 Sesame, 9 Peanuts, 10 Nuts, 11 Crustaceans, 12 Lupin, 13 Fish, 14 Molluscs

GF* = Gluten-free optional ; GF = Gluten free ; VE = Vegan ; V = Vegetarian

Please inform us of any allergies/food intolerances. Full allergen information is available on request. IMPORTANT: Our dishes may contain traces of seeds/nuts.

A cheers with Champagne glasses in front of a Christmas tree

Christmas Parties

Gather together friends, family and work colleagues this December and celebrate the festive season. 

Presents wrapped in natural paper and string

Gift Vouchers

Browse our selection of Gift Vouchers and find the perfect present for someone special this Christmas. 

Request a Table Reservation

For table bookings larger than 12, please enquire by emailing or by calling 01856 872232
September 2023

Available Tables

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Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LE
01856 872232

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