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Fort Cafe

Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1595 693125
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (52 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Fast food
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Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my go-to during the recent Up Helly Aa festival when a lot of other places were closed. Very good fish and chips!

Thank Lenaj821
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Firt Cafe undoubtably sell th best fish and chips in Shetland bar none. Don't expect the Ritz in decor, as the Cafe is clean and simply furnished. The Cafe food is cooked separately from the take away meaning. It is as fresh as can...More

Thank johnandsheilathomas
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I've been here a fair few times and find it a really decent chippy. Food quality is always very good although the chips can be a little dry on occasion. Portion size is good too and there's always enough to satisfy a hunger. You need...More

1  Thank glendog74
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I always go here when I am in Lerwick. Friendly staff, they have even offered to store bags for me as I was struggling with a broken suitcase. No frills but excellent fish and chips, I agree with those who say they are better than...More

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Good service bit cramp in sitting area and strange that fish n chips served with veg and marrow fat style peas not mushy just a strange combination not bad but not good either quite strange

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice café underneath the guns of Fort Charlotte, slightly hidden so not visible from the road, but it's there! There is a café attached to a takeaway which is perfect to sit in and scoff whatever food you choose. The menu is broad, I had...More

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This tiny café attached to a fish & chip shop was a real find. Service was excellent and the food was very tasty (portions HUGE). Prices very reasonable. I had battered white pudding and chips, and a battered pineapple ring for just over a fiver....More

1  Thank Libby H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have been to this cafe on a previous trip and was looking forward to eating in this cafe since I booked my trip to Shetland. It did not disappoint, the fish and chips were amazing. It is a small cafe but clean and well...More

Thank LightupYourWorld
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Maybe the best fish and chips I have had. A small cafe that is easy to miss if you are not careful. No beer and cash only. Small dining area.

Thank jimwarren2017
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Forget Frankie's that won best in Britain: I've eaten at both and fish and chips here are better. It's not not as plush as Frankie's, in fact nothing more than a shack - and room is limited so either get there early or be prepared...More

Thank Frankiesymes
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GeorgeKendal
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!
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Mary Ann K
18 May 2017|
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Response from Sletts R | Reviewed this property |
Haggis is available
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Restaurant Details

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