The Merkister Hotel, the perfect base for fishing, walking, birding, relaxing and enjoying Orkney.

The Merkister Hotel - The perfect base for fishing, walking, birding,
 relaxing and enjoying Orkney
Hand Dived Orkney Scallops with Orkney Butter, Wild Garlic & HerbsPicture windows overlooking Loch Harray and the Hills of HoyThai Red Vegetable Curry, from our Table de Hote MenuOrkney Fudge Cheesecake - A Merkister FavouriteOrkney Farmhouse Cheese with Redurrent Jelly

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The Skerries Restaurant

Halibut wrapped in Parma ham, baked with Orkney butter with asparagus and King Prawns The Skerries restaurant provides one of Orkney’s finest dining experiences, providing a real taste of Orkney.  We specialise in Aberdeen Angus Beef that is sourced from farms within a 10-mile radius of the Hotel, and the freshest local seafood from hand-dived Scallops, to fresh-landed Halibut.



Lightly grilled Harray Trout with Flaked Almonds Our restaurant overlooks the Harray loch and hills of Hoy, and some of the finest sunsets viewed from here have to be seen to be believed.




We are currently featuring in a number of highly regarded publications including:

Orkney Farmhouse Cheese with Redcurrant Jelly Not Forgetting everyone's Favourite Home-made Orkney Fudge Cheesecake
Orkney Farmhouse Cheese with Redcurrant Jelly

Profiteroles with Warm Chocolate Sauce and Cream!

Table for 2 ? Overlooking Harray Loch A Lighter Starter – Marinade of Orkney Herring
Table for 2? Overlooking Harray Loch A Lighter Starter – Marinade of Orkney Herring

Menus

We cater for the full range of dining requirements, with our restauarant menu changing daily.. Please click on a link to download a menu as a "pdf". You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.