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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

) #2 of 27 Restaurants in Lerwick €€ - €€€ European, British, Soups
Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our first dinner in Lerwick here. We walked here from our hotel, the Shetland Hotel, and called ahead for a table. We were seated with a prime window seat and view of the harbor. The service was nice, well informed, timely, friendly and...More

1  Thank pnjaban
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have eaten here twice and both times the food was fantastic. On my first trip I had the smoked haddock carbonara which was very tasty and very filling, I couldn't manage a dessert but they looked very good. The second time I went I...More

1  Thank Rosiedreg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend and the service was great, nice atmosphere and I was really impressed with the vegan options. They were flavourful and interesting which I really appreciate. My boyfriend was also really happy with his food. :)

1  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here for dinner while on holiday in Shetland. The food was lovely - fresh and good tasting. The chef was accommodating to our dietary requirements and the staff were helpful on that front too. The Shetland lamb and the steak are both highly...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spoiled by the service, which was all over the place. Along with our neighbouring tables, we were offered the wrong wine several times. I saw measures questioned and even beer returned. Also, I would expect a restaurant to have bread on offer with soup but...More

Thank cr0fter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, good location in Shetland Museum. Tables are decorated with textiles from the museum. Good food, also enough choice for vegetarians. Great chocolat mousse!

Thank Meijssie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views and I enjoyed my morning tea here so decided to return for dinner. However the food was disappointing and lacked almost any flavour and the staff seemed to be all new and in training.

Thank PMJ138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

visited for afternoon tea and then lunch on another day. Does get busy, but worth the wait. Good service and food. They do dinner as well. would happily recommend a visit.

Thank D243MHclaireb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Shetland and having previously been to Hays Dock we went again for coffee and scones based on our first visit. Well what a disappointment it was. We were kept waiting for a table for 5-6 minutes (it wasn't busy) before...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had booked a table by the window for our first evening in Lerwick, but on arrival we were told a window table was not available. We left

Thank brian5581
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Nearby Attractions
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David B
What are your opening hours Tuesday 2nd June please
31 May 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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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