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Fort Cafe

Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1595 693125
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (54 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
“fillet” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Fast food
Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We always make a point of making several trips to the Fort Chip shop and cafe when we're home on holiday! Very popular cafe means that space is tight - but a 'chip picnic' at Fort Charlotte is no hardship. Chips always crispy - none...More

1  Thank TheWettons
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Can't get better fish and chips as this in Scotland and I've tried! Marvellous every time I go there, which is every time I'm in Shetland!

Thank James H
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I was recommended this chip shop by a colleague whilst working up in Lerwick recently and wasn't let down. Whilst the café is a bit tired and small and possible not the first choice to have a first date but the staff are really friendly...More

1  Thank obankirst
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking to sit down somewhere and enjoy a relaxing meal, this is not the place. It has a small dining room which is full most of the time. Instead, grab some fish and chips and a drink and walk up the hill and...More

1  Thank NE_Atlantic2017
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I returned 3 times to this venue, the food is freshly cooked for you, and served by extremely friendly staff. Don't forget the mushy peas, great complement to the food

Thank alan Y
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Fishing is Shetland's top industry and I was looking for some really good fish and chips. All the tourists headed for the most obvious choice in the harbour , the harbour cafe. But I went walking around the town and found this cafe and take...More

1  Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The cafe was very busy so we had takeaway fish n chips. Absolutely delicious. Beautiful fresh fish in a light batter. It's popular (especially with herring gulls who queue outside the door!) and busy but worth the short wait. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank V R
Reviewed 21 June 2016

...fish & chips to eat in or take away, this is the plaice!! Huge helpings. Really nice staff. Cash only.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Always been one of my fave places for a "chippy dinner". Best fish and chips in Lerwick. Their macaroni and cheese is a treat indeed. Excellent food and reasonable competitive prices.

1  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

First night of our visit to Shetland we were very impressed by the quick and friendly service. The food was fresh and hot.

Thank juliemc2016
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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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 Sletts R | Reviewed this property |
Haggis is available
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Restaurant Details

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