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Waterfront Bar & Grill

Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
01595 695515
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Ranked #13 of 26 Restaurants in Lerwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Waterfront Bar and Grill at The Shetland Hotel has a wide choice of lunch and dinner options from an exyensive menu of contemporary informal dining; the website has the latest menu online at all times, with daily specials in addition.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Waterfront Bar and Grill at The Shetland Hotel has a wide choice of lunch and dinner options from an exyensive menu of contemporary informal dining; the website has the latest menu online at all times, with daily specials in addition.
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Scotland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had dinner here on Friday night. On arrival restaurant was pretty busy - usually a good sign. Was seated straight away and attended to almost immediately. Food was ok, nothing too special. Steak was cooked medium rare but a little tough. Chips were fine as was the salad. Surroundings are nice, modern and airy although a little dark for me... More

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Lerwick
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Waterfront is part of the Shetland Hotel and the restaurant (as it used to be) was the weak link in the Hotel. Since the major re-vamp 2 or 3 years ago it is now one of the best eateries in Lerwick. Please pay no attention to the Trip Advisor rankings - they don't make the slightest sense - sometimes... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Have been here for a meal twice, due to it being someone else's choice. The menu has not changed since it opened, the staff struggled to understand what we were saying, food took 35 minutes to come to the table and one of us got the wrong meal, once we returned it it took another 20 minutes for their meal... 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went for a change of scenery during our stay. The food was as can and may be expected of a venue like this restaurant; quality was nice enough, presentation a bit bland, prices ok. But getting a table at short notice is very difficult even though not all tables are full. Probably a shortage of staff.

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Pringle, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I got the fillet from the menus. I ordered medium rare, and it was cooked more toward medium. It was tasty though. The chips included were very good. I got the double fried chips. Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Try the local beer. I had 'White Wife'. Very good.

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Shetland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My daughter and I booked a table for 5pm. We arrived to find the door locked, no pre dinner drinks or opportunity to read pares etc. nothing provided, just a locked door. When we ordered, food took 25 minutes to arrive, fizzy drinks were watered down. Food was ok, but we had to rush as had a meeting to attend.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Owner was quick to share that the place was once the Shetland Hotel. I had a table by the window which made it interesting to people-watch. Along with a very satisfactory meal this is one of the places I go to have my own me-time.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I hadn't set foot inside the Shetland Hotel in a number of years, but the Waterfront has definitely breathed new life into the place. The decor is bright but still tasteful, although the downside is that it serves to make the rest of the building look tired and dated. We'd come to the Waterfront for my mam's birthday meal. I... More

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Scotland, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Not had a bad meal here yet, although, the pepper sauce I had this time was not its best. Seemed very dark and not nice tasted, a bit harsh on the troat- I love pepper sauce!! Hopefully next time I'm there, the sauce will be back to its best. I will also be avoiding the wedges, I felt they were... More

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The restaurant has been refurbished and has a nice atmosphere with a bar area to sit whilst you are waiting to be seated. Staff are attentive and the waiting time minimal. Food was reasonably priced though it was only when I checked my bill later that I realised I had been charged for an extra @ £2.50 that I hadn't... More

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