Step through the original door of this beautifully-renovated former parish church and ‘take a pew’ in The Kirk Café. It’s the perfect place to savour delicious Orkney fare after a visit to the adjoining Kirk Gallery—the flagship location of Sheila Fleet Jewellery.

We highly recommend booking a table at The Kirk Gallery & Café to save disapointment, this can easily be completed through our website.

Browse the day’s specials, displayed on the Kirk’s original hymn board. Settle down on one of the Kirk’s original church pews, expertly transformed into cosy, cushioned seats by local craftsman, Leo Kerr. Or take a seat at our large, central table; its shape reminiscent of a boat, and a gesture to the old story that some of the Kirk’s rafters came from a shipwreck. Our oak chairs are also very special and feature stained glass reclaimed from some of the Kirk’s windows.

The Kirk Café caters for a range of dietary requirements and our menu is a delicious mix of local delicacies and produce. Whether you’d like to try some Orkney meat, ham, fish or seafood, something simple or more elaborate, a cold snack or hot meal, you’ll find a dish that appeals to your taste buds. The Bere Benedict and Bere Royale are two Kirk Café specialities and feature Orkney-grown bere, an old form of barley, with a choice of local butcher’s ham or locally smoked salmon respectively. All our coffees have been uniquely blended for Sheila Fleet by the Orkney Roastery, while all the teas are exclusively prepared by the Tea Lovers Company in St Andrews, Scotland.

There is a special childrens menu for our young guests, as well as unique high chairs, illustrated by Gina Ramsay, and colouring sheets to keep them busy. The Kirk Gallery & Café is also fully wheelchair accessible.

We are delighted to be a pet-friendly location in Orkney! Dogs are permitted at all times within the retail side of The Kirk, however, can only access the café side within our outdoor seating, available around the months of April - October (weather permitting!). We have a water bowl available outdoors at all times, as well as extras if needed. Poo bins are accessable within our parking area.

The Kirk Café serves drinks and homebakes all day. Hot food is served daily 10am–3pm (11am–3pm Sundays).