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Fort Cafe & Take Away

2 Commercial Road, Lerwick ZE1 0HY, Scotland
+44 1595 693125
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (56 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
“filet” (3 reviews)
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2 Commercial Road, Lerwick ZE1 0HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Quick service eat in or takeaway. Nice fresh fish. Perfect chips. Good kids options. Avoid the 5 o'clock rush.

Thank lewis j
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A colleague and I came here for diner while working in the area. The restaurant was so wee and cosy and reminded me of an old school chipper. The lass serving us gave us cans instead of bottles of irn bru like we asked and...More

Thank Andrea I
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Best fish and chip shop I've visited. Expensive but worth it for the taste of the food. The downside to this place is its staff. Most of them and two in particular (a slim blonde middle aged lady and a large dark haired older lady)...More

4  Thank LerrikLass23
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nothing fancy with the decor, it is a chip shop cafe after all. The food speaks for itself, fresh and deep fried

Thank alexgoodlad
Reviewed 13 September 2016

After spending the day hiking, we were starving when we smelled fish and chips and walked into Fort Cafe. The display case was almost empty, as it was late lunch time, so we ordered from the board, 1 large fish and chips. Service was quick...More

Thank PhyllisW47
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was beside our parking. Didn't want lunch so I had tea and toast, done as I asked. Staff very friendly.

Thank Orkneyislander
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Not a bad little chippie. The food was ok, and the chips were OK, but not great. The Glaswegian with us left some of her chips which suggests that they weren't totally top-notch. She was also dismayed there were no Scotch pies on offer, but...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Came here on our first night in Lerwick and after struggling to find somewhere to eat, we unearthed this little gem. We were well looked after and everyone enjoyed their meal. Very reasonably priced and in a nice location. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank ChrissyH96
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We are lucky when we visit Shetland because my wife's family comes from here, so we get good recommendations. On our first trip for a few years, we took our cousin out for lunch, and we asked if there was a really good fish &...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 27 August 2016

There is a restaurant looking like a canteen the Fort, there is a lot of youths spending a lot of time here. The food is not bad. Value for money.

Thank MarinaRozhdestvina
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2018|
Response from 1KarlMaguire | Reviewed this property |
I'm no sure but they off breaded fish if tht helps
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 Sletts R | Reviewed this property |
Haggis is available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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