Restaurant, European, British, Vegetarian, $$$
Since 1990, Stac Polly Restaurant on Dublin Street has been proudly dishing up exciting interpretations of modern and traditional Scottish cuisine, with each plate prepared using the best local produce. The interior is incredibly atmospheric and indicative of the thought and care put into each meal, with its rustic-feeling cellars, flickering candles, linen table cloths, oil paintings and Bute tweed upholstery. Remarkably, some menu items have proved so popular, they have remained there since Stac Polly’s opening, with special props being given to the punchy cranachan. However, one shouldn’t overlook the bold recent additions to the a la carte menu, such as the salad of home cured spiced venison with tomato, chick pea, spring onion, salsa, vodka, cranberry jelly and spring leaves. Diners sticking to a liquid-based diet will also surely approve of the new upstairs wine and gin bar extension to the main restaurant and the impressive array of malt whiskies and craft beers from Orkney Brewery.