The Storehouse Restaurant with Rooms

Categories: Food & Drink, Accommodation, Restaurants, Pubs & Bars

Brand new stylish B Listed Storehouse converted into Kirkwall's first hotel for 80 years with a ground floor restaurant with comfy seating area and eight luxury bedrooms.


With a choice of stylish ground floor restaurant, "The Leonards", and adjoining private dining room, or "The Silver Darlings" casual eating and drinking area, you are sure to have a special dining experience. With its large ground floor restaurant with a unique Orcadian feel, they offer great local food combined with informal dining with an emphasis on Orkney Seafood and Beef.


Eight luxury rooms are on the top two floors. The accommodation has been renovated to a very high standard, with unique and original details throughout.


In its lifetime, the 19th Century building was used as a print works and stationery storage, but in recent years it lay in a state of neglect until Judith Glue and David Spence bought it in 2011.

A few years later it was identified as a priority building by KTHI (Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative). Grant funding was then allocated by KTHI towards the cost of Restoration to bring this B Listed building back into use, giving them a chance to develop this building into what is now The Storehouse Restaurant with Rooms.

Judith is a knitwear designer and manufactures her own collection of Orkney knitwear, which is sold throughout the world. She also designs a unique collection of Orkney gift products exclusively for “Judith Glue”.

A wealth of experience spans over 37 years in business, particularly in the tourism and service trade, having previously run two retail shops in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Along with her husband and business partner David, Judith runs the long established business of Judith Glue and The Real Food Cafe and also a second retail outlet in Inverness.


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This project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney Leader 2007-13 Programme.