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Fort Cafe

Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Lerwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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English first
Montrose, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Decided to go here for our evening meal we were quickly served and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Cafe was very clean and time between taking orders and serving food was quick

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189 reviews 189 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The restaurant at first glance appears to have an extensive menu, but the option are very limiting. it is really just a place for Fish and Chips and other very Scottish things to eat. The portions are very generous and is relatively inexpensive. It is a small place and can get crowded, the locals come here for a bite. The... More

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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Situated on the Lerwick harbour the view is very interesting. The restaurant shares the building with the museum and has nice touches of the seaside, although the interior is a bit sparsely decorated. The food was of very good quality and service was very pleasant.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Friendly fish and chip restaurant at the far end of Commercial Street. There is a takeaway section and a small restaurant attached thru some swing doors leading off the takeaway. The restaurant is decorated with local historical photos and the staff are very friendly which makes for a good atmosphere. Typical café menu, inexpensive and good fresh fish. You can... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to go for sit down or takeaway fish and chips. They also do Vegaterian food the smoked haddock supper are really good and taste, Nice and basic friendly staff.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very simple take away cafe but you could have a dinner inside as well.the menu is based on fried food, from fish to the meat.I ate the fish (haddock) and chips and i shared the haggis that usually is not fried, so i was very interested in trying it. All was good, delightful and the quantity were abundant as well.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visiting Lerwick on holiday this place was recommended and did not let us down. Excellent fish and chips eaten in their tiny restaurant.

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed a meal twice whilst we stayed in shetland..... Beautiful fish and great service first night ~ disappointed with chicken 2nd night but still good value.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a fantastic chip shop, the fish is incredibly fresh, great service too. Shetland is expensive to eat out, but this place not only provides fantastic food and great service but great value too. Not to be missed.

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The place looks really out-dated but I think that is part of the charm. The restaurant is really small and you are really sitting close to each other. The food was good: good fish, good chips, but only two or three leafs of greens. Disappointing was the air in this restaurant. The deep-frying happens on both sides of the siting... More

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