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Fort Cafe

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

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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 chippy!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Linda H
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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London, England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The sit in restaurant finishes at 8pm but the takeaway runs to 10pm usually. We were there at about 8pm so had takeaway. We all had straight fish and chips. Nothing to fault.

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Dunblane, Scotland, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a take away with a small restaurant attached and was recommended to me by a local. I chose to sit in for my meal and ordered a fish supper. The batter on the fish was crispy and melted in the mouth. Absolutely yummy! The chips were just average; I rarely find a chip shop which can provide good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I've been going here all my life and its the best fish and chip shop in Shetland by far. The staff are always happy and helpful and Jims batter is the best!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had fish and chips in the small seating area. Very enjoyable, fresh haddock, nice chips, well worth a visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not sure what all the surrounding this chippy is, Its average at best, certainly not the best in Shetland but not the worst.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Simply put, these are the best flavoured fish and chips ever! Massive portions, so big, I'm afraid we left half of ours - all washed down with DIET Irn Bru. Yummy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had spent the day travelling up to lerwick and was tired and exhausted upon arriving in lerwick. I was staying at the forr charlotte across the road from here and couldn't resist the smell of chips. I went into the resturant section and ordered fish and chips, with mushy peas. It was one of the best pieces of fish i... 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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