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Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
01595 695515
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Waterfront Bar and Grill at The Shetland Hotel has a wide choice of...
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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Experience!

We were here for a large family occasion and at the last minute we had one more guest whom it was too late to book in advance for. The staff were so helpful and it was no problem to add an extra table and shift things around for us. Everybody was more than happy with the service, varied menu and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
shetlandwomble
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Scotland
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Scotland
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were here for a large family occasion and at the last minute we had one more guest whom it was too late to book in advance for. The staff were so helpful and it was no problem to add an extra table and shift things around for us. Everybody was more than happy with the service, varied menu and... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good food. Friendly staff. Excellent decor. On middle floor but accessible by elevator. 4 different types of chips! I had steak & ale pie which was lovely. Desserts were very impressive.

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a very leisurely lunch here, in December. The food was lovely and nicely cooked. The waiter was friendly and helpful and said there was no rush, so we stayed 4hrs! At no time did we feel we were out staying our welcome and had a very relaxing experience. We were initially offered a table at the window, but... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Quick lunch, food very good, well made but I thought portions were a wee bit small for the price. Still I'd go back and have another go. Staff were very good, bit slow which seems to be a Shetland thing

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Scotland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had always been put off this place by the communist country façade, and can't say I was enthused about going there when it as suggested by some friends of ours. I eat my words. Inside everything is very tasteful and the food was impeccable ( and you don't often hear me say that). A couple of things for improvement... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Have been here three times now the food is really tasty and very well presented the problem we have had each time is the customer service, Twice we did not booked and were made to feel like an inconvenience even though we were told we did not have to book on calling to book! The staff are friendly enough but... More 

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Dubai
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Located insidethe Shetlands Hotel opposite Halmsgrove ferry terminal in Lerwick town on the Shetlands Islands. Bar and Wide range of a la carte food - no buffet though Do try the black pudding starters Good range of desserts including chocolate brownies and strawberry panna cota If you are going with a group you should make a booking Closes relatively early... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Definitely one of the more scenic places to eat out. Get a seat near the windows and the view is breath taking over the sea with the seals just lazing in the background. Service was prompt and courteous, Food was amazing too I recommend the burger... Well worth a visit .

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited the Waterfront Restaurant in the Shetland Hotel on a spur of the moment decision, and it turned out to be a very good decision. The starter of black garlic chicken was very good and was a really nice dish. The best though was the sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection and just melted in the mouth. The salad... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

rather disappointing, very american roadhouse, lot's of steaks and burgers, the menu looked as though it was designed for a little chef, all in all, not impressed:(

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: 01595 695515

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?