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Fort Cafe

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Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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  • 58
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Number one Chippy for me

Go to the Fort Chippy most weeks and never had a bad supper yet, nice and fresh and big portions and friendly staff. 10/10

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
GerryT
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Scotland
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Go to the Fort Chippy most weeks and never had a bad supper yet, nice and fresh and big portions and friendly staff. 10/10

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Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

By living in Lerwick, once in a while we go to eat they do the most amazing Chicken Curry either have with chips or rice soooo good. Chips are really tasty i just love Crab sticks in batter you just have to try them.

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SCOTLAND
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A good traditional chip shop where you get a good fish supper with a cup of tea bread and butter if requested, all the food is good and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Best chip shop in town. I always take my family from England there. They agree with me. I haven't had a disappointing chippy from there yet!

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Livingston UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Fish and chips not my bag usually, but couldn't resist the aroma of this chippie on a cold February evening. Dashed back to nearby holiday house and tucked in. Brilliantly good. Repeated a couple of days later!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I had a takeaway fish supper here. They serve really good fish with nice chips. Very friendly staff at the counter.

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Yell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So good and so fresh, I think it's the best in Shetland!the only slight problem is you have to pay in cash.

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Shetland Isles, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice big portions and freshly fried fish - best fish and chips in Lerwick. Definately worth a visit to either sit in or takeaway.

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

I was born and lived in Lerwick until I was 7, I then moved down South but one place I do remember well is Fort Cafe! It's just as I remembered, great fish, great chips and great service. It's on the small side but they have utilised space well! Very cosy!

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Lerwick
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18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I took a Norwegian visitor here as he wanted to taste good fish, and he only had 1 hour free. We each had the fish tea - fish, chips, peas and bread, + a cup of tea. Very reasonably priced - fish was excellent, and the chips also - better than when bought as a carry-out for some reason! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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