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Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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  • 55
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  • 33
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Best Fish and Chips

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Daveontour500
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been here before, and I was looking forward to it! Such lovely fresh fish! They were nearly closing, but opened up the cafe bit, so we cou,d sit down, how nice is that? Try and sit in if you can, for the atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lovely fish and chip shop!! I had breaded haddock and chips, was delicious. Went back the next evening and had the macaroni cheese, which was also nice, but preferred the haddock and chips. Also got a bottle of Appletise!

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Farmington, Connecticut
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88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We passed by this little place on the main shopping street on our way to the museum and the smells and sights made us say. "We have to come back for lunch!" We went to get cash (not sure if they took credit). My hubby got large fish and chips and I got fried chicken, shared his chips and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

great food brilliant fish and chips and the chicken curry is superb and the staff r very quick at service was very busy when me and my fiance were in recommending this shop to anyone who likes good food and good prices and service

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?