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Fort Cafe & Take Away

2 Commercial Road, Lerwick ZE1 0HY, Scotland
+44 1595 693125
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (66 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish
2 Commercial Road, Lerwick ZE1 0HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Newly opened, Fort Kochi tucked away on the Aylsham Road is a real gem of a take away establishment. Don’t be fooled by the small interior, for crammed in their tiny kitchen are authentic Indian ovens, specialising in authentic Goan food, created by some top...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GirlInPink2014
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We came here intending to “sit in “ but unfortunately the small cafe was already full. Never mind, we had takeouts. We only had to wait a few minutes as they were frying a fresh batch of chips. We opted for the small fish &...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The Fort Cafe and take away is by far the best fish and chips cafe in Shetland! The fish is fresh everyday and the chips are made with real tatties! (Potato’s) I recommend a fish supper which is just fish and chips but it’s amazing!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beautiful_world1234
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had fond memories of eating here 20 years ago. We dreaded going back as places change but thank goodness this looked exactly the same as it did then and the food was just as good. Hubby is not allowed fish in batter anymore so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travel_Teddybears
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I cannot praise the Fort café highly enough. The quality of the macaroni cheese was really good, portions were huge- never thought we could clear our plates- we did though!!!! Staff were great too, very friendly. Both locals and tourists were in when we were....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank caroline m
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We found on a Sunday that Lerwick is pretty much closed. We had been to the museum which did open at noon, and headed back to the town centre in a heavy rain, looking for a late lunch. The Fort Café was open, with a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nick M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

on the island for work was recommended the Fort, sat in the café, in the company of "proper " fishermen from Scotland and Norway chatting about the best grounds to catch Herring ( Im only here for the Banter lol) have the fish n chips...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

After two weeks of walking many miles every day , popped into this chippy. Ordered macaroni and chips. The portion was huge and honestly didn’t think would get through it. Almost did! It’s cash only in the cafe which is absolutely spotless and there was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Faodail
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Cafe abd take away are open to a relativly late hour and the waitresas service in the cafe are efficient and helpful, The food is hot and well presented. Tastes good as well!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rphood2004
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Ate here 3 times during my trip to Lerwick. Sat in the cafe but, take away is also available. Good food, good value, and very friendly staff. The fish and chips were among the best I've eaten. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen F
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16 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lenaj821 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it it's gluten-free. Seemed like regular flour batter
13 July 2017|
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Response from Rothmans27 | Reviewed this property |
As per previous replies, the café reflects a standard take away menu, and the seating area is not very large, so get there early especially if it's raining!
Mary Ann K
19 May 2017|
Response from SlettsR | Reviewed this property |
Haggis is available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Commercial Road, Lerwick ZE1 0HY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 693125
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