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Frankie's Fish and Chip Cafe and Takeaway

Brae ZE2 9QJ, Scotland
+44 1806 522700
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Brae ZE2 9QJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I ate here whilst staying in Brae on Business and the food was excellent. Service was very good, food was excellent and the view was fantastic - and I get to say I have eaten in the most northerly fish & chip shop in the...More

Thank Giles F
Reviewed yesterday

Made a pilgrimage to find Frankie's, food excellent, I could only just finish the reasonably priced OAP lunch. It was crowded with lots of locals - tells you how good it is - had to wait a short while to get a seat. The seated...More

Thank TdBsnr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here some years before they became famous, and, of course, wanted to visit again now. In the end, we went twice. I remembered the excellent mussels, and they were still perfect. I don’t think I had ever had mussels with bacon before;...More

Thank Tom_Pandelaere
Reviewed 1 week ago

While touring round Shetland we happened upon Frankie's and stopped for a bite to eat. The sandwiches and baked tatties were very tasty. We would go back for more if we were in the area.

Thank Madeleine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was taken here for lunch on a recent visit to Shetland. Had scallops, chips, mushrooms and battered haggis, and even though I have a very hearty appetite, could not finish all the chips. The scallops were lovely and fresh, and still had the roe on,...More

Thank Surveyor47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best chippy in Shetland, no question about it. It has an extensive menu, with hake, monkfish, mussels, scallops all on the menu, although the menu changes to correspond with what is fresh and available. We had the haddock as that is the most popular...More

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by locals for the best fish and chips on Shetland. Fish was fresh, batter ultra light and the chips perfect. Tartare sauce was fresh and delicious. There is a range of other dishes. At this time of year the place is...More

Thank TheHistoryProfessor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You do need to book if you want to eat in and it's well worth it. There is a small number of tables inside and seats outside of the weather is good. It won the Chip Shop of the year in 2015 and you can...More

Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scampi was delicious and fish and chips generous. It has a well deserved reputation for excellence. Service was pleasant and efficient.

Thank aliweatherley
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe very busy but squeezed us in. Food very good with reasonably quick service. Staff friendly and polite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brae ZE2 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Brae
  • Phone Number: +44 1806 522700
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No 1 Fish & Chip Shop in the UK 2015 Good Catch award for sustainable practices 2015 Best Eatery in the Highlands & Islands: 2014/15 The most northerly and national award winning fish and chip shop in the UK. Our premises is modern, contemporary and newly purpose built and located in the rural community village of Brae in Shetland, where we are the only fish and chip shop within a 25 mile radius. Our takeaway has full disabled access. We have a 24 seat cafe with excellent sea views and outside seating. We are passionate about sourcing and serving local and sustainable seafood. We offer MSC haddock, mussels, scallops, & crab,also squid, langoustines and many more delicious daily specials. Open 9.30Am - 8pm and Sundays 12pm - 8pm. Honours: Eat Safe Award; Fish2Fork 4.5 Blue fish award; Sustainable Restaurant Association 3 star rating; National Young fish Frier of the Year - Carlyn Kearney Staff Training & Development Award From Field to Frier Award The Amanda Seafood Challenge Fishermen's Mission Fish & Chip shop of the year 2013 for fundraising.
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