To avoid disappointment or a potentially long wait, we highly recommend booking a table in the Kirk Café before you visit.

Book your table now using our booking calendar below. You can also phone us on +44 1856 861 758 or email

The ultimate place to experience Sheila Fleet Jewellery!

If you're in Orkney, or you're planning a trip to the islands, a visit to The Kirk Gallery & Café in Tankerness is a must. This beautifully renovated former parish church is a showcase for Sheila Fleet’s jewellery collections, including her very latest designs. In addition, a tasteful extension houses The Kirk Café—a fantastic Orkney food experience offering some unique Orcadian dishes. Booking your table before you visit is highly recommended.

We have full disabled access at the Kirk Gallery & Café, including a lift to our giftware mezzanine. Dogs are welcome in our jewellery area only (not within The Kirk Café), but assistance dogs are welcome throughout the whole building. We also have outdoor tables—weather permitting—where all visitors' dogs are welcome.

Every detail of the Kirk has had Sheila and her son Martin’s personal attention. Prepare to step into designer heaven as you walk through the original church entrance…

The Kirk Gallery as seen from the main entrance.

The spacious interior combines features of traditional Orkney stone-work with a touch of architectural inspiration from Sheila’s travels. Look around and you’ll see the original pulpit with its lofty view over the new, purpose-built display cabinets while soft-coloured light stretches from the stained-glass windows.

Interior of The Kirk Gallery, looking towards the main door.

Glance upwards and you’ll see the original brass lamps that once lit church services, now shining on Sheila’s silver, gold and platinum designs below. And the eagle-eyed might even spot a carving of Sheila's first jewellery design, Birsay Disc, embedded in the Kirk's original wooden ceiling.

Loaded Hasselback Tatties, one of the Kirk Café's signature dishes.

Once you've soaked in the feast of design and detail in the historic Kirk, ‘take a pew’ in the Kirk Café where you'll find a range of mouth-watering dishes, cakes and bakes to choose from. It’s the perfect place to relax as you consider that special purchase.

We use a variety of local ingredients to create our Orkney food experience at The Kirk Café. Take a look at our Local Suppliers page to find out more about the various companies, farms and small businesses involved.

Opening Times

Monday 10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)
Tuesday 10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)
Wednesday  10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)
Thursday 10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)
Friday 10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)
Saturday 10am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)
Sunday 11am–5pm (Café closes 4.30pm)

The Kirk Café serves drinks & homebakes all day. Hot food served daily 10am-3pm (11am-3pm on Sundays). Booking is highly recommended.

Contact Details

Address The Kirk Gallery & Café
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
KW17 2QT

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For Kirk Café enquiries
Tel +44 1856 861 758
For jewellery enquiries
Tel +44 1856 861 758


From Kirkwall, take the A960 towards Deerness. After Kirkwall Airport, take the first left into Tankerness and follow the brown Craft Trail signs.

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