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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (92 reviews)
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“fish cakes” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lerwick is a little disappointing for good food... But this restaurant is fabulous. We had Shetland scallops, local lamb and fish - it was all beautifully presented and served with a smile. The view over the harbour is lovely but sadly no Orca to see...More

Thank Millymollyfrankie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had both dinner and lunch in the restaurant and enjoyed both. Dinner was nicely served and presented. Local ingredients served in interesting ways. Lunch was very adequate and menu contained some interesting things.

1  Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great atmosphere, modern restaurant overlooking the bay. Food excellent and service very good. An enjoyable evening. Home made curried veg spring soup, very tasty, but filling Thick slice of leg of lamb with crisp veg, succulent, lovely meat, well presented Lemon tart and orange sorbet,...More

1  Thank copsham
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Part of the amazing Shetland Museum. Amazing views and excellent place to refuel whilst exploring the museum.

1  Thank JacqFromDunfie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked at table last minute as we were a bit stuck for somewhere to have our evening meal having already dined at the Bay Brasserie and were keen to try somewhere different. We have had some lovely lunches at Hay's Dock...More

Thank tallulah_tinkerbelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable range of food and good service made for a great lunch on 2 separate occasions. Book to be sure of a table if you are visiting the museum.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous dinner. Chose to eat here having been to the museum earlier and liked the look of the menu. Wonderful meal - especially the scallop starter - probably the best scallops I've ever eaten. And set off by great views over the harbour.

Thank StEmba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is found in a fabulous location in Lerwick. There is easy access and parking simple. Nice to walk to it too. Food is delicious. Eating on the balcony is great.

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose from the 5-6 p.m. menu. Reasonable choice well-presented. Let down by slow service such that we had to cancel desserts to get next door to the Mareel.

Thank rogerlwhite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay in Lerwick we visited this place 3 times: once for lunch (extremely busy time), once for coffee and once for dinner. The food is very good, the staff are friendly. The only comment I have is that the acoustics are not too...More

Thank FJ H
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Nearby Attractions
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603 reviews
.00 km away
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Questions & Answers
David B
1 June 2015|
Response from Starlass21 | Property representative |
Hi David, Apologies for not responding to you sooner - I didn't notice your question come through. Our summer opening hours are 10.00am to 9.00pm (last orders) Tuesday to Saturday, closing at 4.30pm on Mondays and 12.00noon... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 741569
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Located in the Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant offers stunning views over Lerwick harbour and the best local produce, simply cooked and beautifully presented.
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