Overlooking Kirkwall harbour, this family-run hotel incorporates the traditional Harbour View restaurant and informal Skipper’s Bar alongside its 36 bedrooms. Genuine smiles and a helpful, can-do attitude from the staff ensure that everyone is made welcome. The menu features hearty bistro fare along the lines of steak pie, fish and chips and chicken 'St Magnus', incorporating locally made haggis. Orkney produce is to the fore, with farmhouse ‘squeaky’ cheese, crab, herring, hot and cold smoked salmon on offer in the form of salads and platters. The restaurant is often busy with locals and visitors, particularly at the weekend, and can get booked up weeks in advance so do plan ahead.