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Fort Cafe

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Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great fresh fish and lots of it.

Superd food, nice variety our fish and chips turned out to be 2 whales, all perfectly cooked, real craftspeople here. Small no nonsense cafe with good food. One of the few times that i was glad they forgot the bread and butter. "You gotta eat here"!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Superd food, nice variety our fish and chips turned out to be 2 whales, all perfectly cooked, real craftspeople here. Small no nonsense cafe with good food. One of the few times that i was glad they forgot the bread and butter. "You gotta eat here"!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Fort Cafe is situated at the end of Commercial Street near to where it joins on from the top of The Esplanade, and is very popular with locals and visitors. It offers a dine in and take away options, is basic, clean and good value for money with friendly staff. The Fort Cafe does a great fish supper and... More 

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Scottish Borders
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The service was attentive and the fish and chips were fine. This is a place to go if you are hungry and want a quick meal. Value is good but ambience is pretty basic-cheap and cheerful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ate here a few times during a recent stay in Lerwick and it was consistently good. Very reasonable prices - and the fish tasted like it had just come out the sea! Would highly recommend a visit, either to sit in (which is a little dated and basic) or to take away.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Really was amazing....fresh...great service in the cafe....really hit the spot after a day wandering in Lerwick

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

... we experienced in Lerwick. Real tasty (despite not being deep-fried in beef dripping...), & so fresh! fish & chips, decent portions, simply served in basic surroundings. Although, we didn't realize until our 2nd visit that the crushed/mushy peas were included in the price - these were never offered up 1st time 'round. (Young waitress somewhat dour, 'no nonsense'.) No... More 

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Scalloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This little take-away and cafe has the best fish and chips I ever had. Even better than Anstruther Fish Bar or Frankies in Brae. Try the smoked haddock! I had friends that keep coming back to Shetland just for is. This is the only good thing in the whole of Shetland.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

if this is the fish and chip restaurant in commercial street, it is first class at mid prices for the type of menu on offer. quick friendly staff. Only comment is, tips don't seem to be appreciated ! ,

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Never had a bad anything from here, everything is top quality. Getting a fish supper here is double what you get on the mainland so I've learned to ask for a small one. Staf are always helpful and very fast at serving. Lovely cafe attached offering a sit down service. Fish is so fresh it still swims in the oil... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The place is really basic but the fish is lovely. Chips are average (and a bit greasy) and the veg (peas and carrots) non-descript. We ate in the tiny eat-in area, which is a bit depressing, but service was courteous and the portions are massive. A "small" one couldn't fit on the plate.

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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