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Scalloway Hotel Restaurant

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Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
+44 1595 880444
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Two AA rosette restaurant showcasing local produce, particularly lamb...
Two AA rosette restaurant showcasing local produce, particularly lamb, fish and shellfish
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food!

Had a family meal for a birthday, with 4 adults. Food was delicious, and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. We went on a Sunday and it was quiet. The service was super, I can't find any faults. Would highly recommend the fish - it was very fresh and cooked to perfection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Shavonne N
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a family meal for a birthday, with 4 adults. Food was delicious, and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. We went on a Sunday and it was quiet. The service was super, I can't find any faults. Would highly recommend the fish - it was very fresh and cooked to perfection.

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Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in the Scalloway Hotel in July 2014 and it is a lovely place, clean, friendly and homely..... the restaurant is really nice a bit pricey but that is to be expected in such a place as only gets a short tourist trade.

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Caroline M, Owner at Scalloway Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us last summer. With regard to your comment about prices in the restaurant, they are pretty much par for the course for cooking of two AA rosette standard. Evening meals also include complimentary canapés, amuse bouches and petit fours, as well being served on fine china, with drinks in... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Was recommended by a Lerwick local and lived up to expectations! Small cosy bar but nice atmosphere. Staff were great and very helpful with fussy food choices! Food was lovely. Will definitely return and recommend to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Exterior: The restaurant is inside the hotel (that looks small on the outside), Interior: You have to walk through the hotel and past the bar which look a little dated but the dining area is very clean, fresh and modern with some great art. Service: Excellent! I was the only one in there due to the time of year. However... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you go to the Shetland Islands, somewhere it is quite possible you will see references to this restaurant as the best or among the best there is. Given this, I had lunch one afternoon with my father. He ordered the Spiced Lamb Burger, and I had a special from the specials board, the Pan-fried turbot, with herb-sauted tatties, samphire... More 

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Caroline M, Owner at Scalloway Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Perhaps wild turbot is as cheap as chips in Panama, but sadly that’s not the case here. “Supplies are limited so it commands high prices, making it a luxurious option for restaurants”, and that’s according to the Great British Chefs website. A quick trawl (pardon the pun) of other menus across the UK reveals prices of £25 to £60 for... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ate in the bar the day before we left Shetland and we certainly saved the best until last. Great food, fantastic service and we got a chance to catch up with the chef (John Targar), great talent. Strongly recommend eating here. You won't be disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed and had food at this hotel for three nights. Rooms warm, clean and tidy with all modern facilities, decent free wifi. The food quality and choice was fantastic, overall service from staff was very good. Served us proud on our recent visit! A lot better than many of the other choices of accommodation and restaurants on Shetland.

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Dubai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Used for breakfast only Reasonably good service Good spread for breakfast including several types of cereal packs Hot food also served. Eggs Benedict is recommended Full English breakfast also available Serving from 5:30 am

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The menu was brief but all choices were tempting, our family had four different dishes and all were well made, well presented and the service was excellent

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Food and drinks were simply fantastic. We tried a number of appetizers and had a variety of the mains and all was great. Expected OK food, but got much better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Scalloway
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 880444

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Two AA rosette restaurant showcasing local produce, particularly lamb, fish and shellfish

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