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Scalloway Hotel Restaurant

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Seafood, Contemporary, Scottish, European
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Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
+44 1595 880444
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Reading, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining at the Scalloway Hotel was a great experience. It should be noted that the hotel has two different offerings - a simple bar menu, which was clearly popular, but we did not experience. We had booked to eat in the restaurant. We had a preliminary G and T in the bar, and noted the very extensive list of gins... More 

Thank PatP121
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a family occasion because we loved this place for sea food on special occasions, but does not appear as good now. The menu is very limited now. The restaurant is very "chefy" with a variety of butters and amuse-bouches. Perhaps I am just philistine. The cooking of the food was not consistent when we compared each... More 

Thank Daliaze29ey
Caroline M, Owner at Scalloway Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

You have created the impression that there were several issues with your meal. You say “ some had to be returned“. Actually it was one portion of fish, which you claimed was overcooked. We felt the complaint was unjustified, but prepared another one anyway. I would imagine that, if someone was critical of an aspect of your business, and you... More 

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service, surroundings, furnishings, food, presentation and taste. Imaginative menu. Delicious! Wish it were closer to home! Would definitely return. Recommend it highly.

Thank dianajanebell
Versonnex, France
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really high quality food using good local ingredients. Nice wine available and helpful chef willing to accommodate food intoketances. Certainly to be visited again!

Thank Janet W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a lunch time meal on the advice of tripadvisor comments, and I was not disappointed now I'm not a lover of fish but omg what a great plate of Shetland fish skewers (it had a fancy name but I can't remember it) we had, it was three different types of white fish which were cooked to... More 

Thank orkney90
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife cannot have egg or pork which limited what she could eat - she asked about a dish which consisted of three small baps with three small burgers, one each of pork, lamb and beef. She is fond of beefburgers so we asked if she could have two beef and one lamb and if the baps contained egg. When... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We visited at lunchtime for a snack and quickly realised that this was a good place to come for our last dinner on Shetland. We were not disappointed: excellent fish, meat cooked to perfection and desert to love. All of this served in a quiet professional manner by the young front of house team. If we return, Scalloway will be... More 

Thank ambrose6
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I think I ate here (non-resident, in the bar area, unbooked - as you can't book the bar) about 4 evenings during my June visit to Shetland and found it a great place to be. Locals mingled well with out-of-towners, and even with the knockout stages of the Euro football on TV, I found it easy to chill after a... More 

Thank Steve S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and as soon as we walked in we understood why. Pristine white tablecloths and napkins, quality glassware and cutlery and pleasant background music. The service was excellent. The food was first class. The scallops, black pud, pork belly & pea jus was a splendid starter and the Shetland Lamb superb mains. I had the cheese... More 

Thank AndyTomkinson
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We opted to have a Friday evening dinner in the bar and were greeted by a very friendly waitress and warm smiles from the locals enjoying an evening out. The special was crab claws and they were delicious, prepared in a butter and garlic sauce and served in a heaping bowl. The crabs were a local species known as brown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Contemporary, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Scalloway
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 880444
  • This restaurant is at Scalloway Hotel
Two AA rosette restaurant showcasing local produce, particularly lamb, fish and shellfish

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