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(0)1856 861 758 or email email@example.com.
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. We are happy to have assistance dogs within the Kirk Café. 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 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.
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.
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. Take a look at our Local Produce Map below to see the variety of companies, farms and small businesses we use at the Kirk Café. Thank you for helping us support our local farms and food companies.
|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.
COVID-19 & extra safety measures
We will do everything we can to make your visit to The Kirk Gallery & Café as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as we can. Divider screens are in place in various locations within the Café, creating a private and intimate atmosphere, and air purifiers have been installed for additional safety. Based on national guidance, we advise staff and customers to wear face coverings when moving around the Kirk.
|Address||The Kirk Gallery & Café
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
|For Kirk Café enquiries|
|Tel||+44 (0)1856 861 758|
|For jewellery enquiries|
|Tel||+44 (0)1856 861 203|
From Kirkwall, take the A960 towards Deerness. After Kirkwall Airport, take the first left into Tankerness and follow the brown Craft Trail signs.