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Scalloway Hotel Restaurant

Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
01595 880444
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Scalloway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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81% Recommend
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English first
Stroud, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Came with high expectations. Although we're regular visitors to Shetland we've never eaten here, reputed to be among the islands' best places. Service friendly, relaxed but competent. Promising menu; as expected plenty of fishy choice, starters and mains. Imaginative but not extreme. Both my wife and I had turbot as our main dish. Unfamiliar with the fish but to our... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We did not stay at the Scalloway Hotel - we merely visited it to dine. First of all, it was a good 45 minutes after being seated before the starters arrived. When the main course finally arrived, were dismayed to discover that the so-called "shoulder of lamb" consisted of a single dubious-looking slice of lamb served with a couple of... More

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Giffnock, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We went to the Scalloway Hotel Restaurant (not to be confused with the Bar area in the Hotel that also serves food). The Restaurant and the Bar have different menu's. It's a fine dining restaurant serving fresh local food cooked to a high standard. The service from the friendly staff was excellent. Three course meal for two with drinks was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

On a recent visit to Shetland we drove into Scalloway on our way back to Lerwick. It's a beautiful and interesting place to visit and I'd recommend it. We popped into the hotel for coffee and I glanced at the menu. Help mah boab, jings! It was so mouth watering that I booked for that night, our last before heading... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our B&B (Benages) had recommended the hotel for dinner so we turned up without a booking, was given a time to eat and went for a walk around Scalloway which is a pleasant village, exploring the castle. We returned to the hotel bar for a drink which was light, airy and roomy. We went through for dinner - the restaurant... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

but easily done here. We were 6 and ate at around 8pm. I had crab beignets with lobster aïoli to start and mussels as a main course. Others of our party went for mussels to start and fish and chips with puddings. The food is very good, service friendly and helpful but rather slow. Personally, I found the helpings just... More

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Excellent food, and at last a lobster to really enjoy - thanks Caroline for arranging this. Why do so few restaurants around Lerwick with such an abundance of seafood in their seas, including lobster and crab not offer more of these wonderful delicacies! My companions chose differently but all enjoyed their meal, so much so that we returned later in... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Make sure you book as this place gets busy even in the week, luckily myself and a colleague managed to get a table on the off chance. On 1st look the staff looked very disorganised and seemed to be very new, this was confirmed by one of the waitresses who said both hadnt been working here long. Despite this the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Good, well presented food, cooked simply and well. Friendly staff and management and have no hesitation in recommending it.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and used the restaurant twice. The hotel rooms are well appointed and clean. Staff at all levels are pleasant and helpful. Great breakfast choice. We had dinner in the bar which has a good atmosphere. Food excellent, especially the fish.

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