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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
Best fish and chips in Shetland!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Jayne S
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This decor at this busy chippy is nothing fancy so don't expect too much. The takeaway trade was booming on the day I visited but not many people in the cafe. Nevertheless if you don't mind a clinical setting, the breaded haddock is delicious and certainly a very generous portion!

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went here 3 times over a weekend in Lerwick, once we sat in and twice for take away. The chips are great and they do very good veggie burgers and my husband was very impressed with his fish. The café is good to sit in as there is no room for push chairs so no annoying small children!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our carry out fish & chips was wonderful - hot, crisp, light batter, flaking fish, not to forget the chips...

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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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