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Fort Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Fast Food, British, Scottish, Seafood
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Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fishing is Shetland's top industry and I was looking for some really good fish and chips. All the tourists headed for the most obvious choice in the harbour , the harbour cafe. But I went walking around the town and found this cafe and take away near charlottes fort. i can truly say that it is one of the best... More 

Thank Aussie135
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe was very busy so we had takeaway fish n chips. Absolutely delicious. Beautiful fresh fish in a light batter. It's popular (especially with herring gulls who queue outside the door!) and busy but worth the short wait. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank V R
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

...fish & chips to eat in or take away, this is the plaice!! Huge helpings. Really nice staff. Cash only.

Thank Richard L
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent chip shop. Big,big portions and always very tasty. Everything is fried just right and no horrible soggy batter. Some other local chippys should take note.

Thank Kevinandsam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Always been one of my fave places for a "chippy dinner". Best fish and chips in Lerwick. Their macaroni and cheese is a treat indeed. Excellent food and reasonable competitive prices.

Thank Sheila S
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

First night of our visit to Shetland we were very impressed by the quick and friendly service. The food was fresh and hot.

Thank juliemc2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Always fresh haddock - definitely the recommended choice of food to go for. Quick service although busy during peak times. Best chip shop in Shetlands.

Thank AngusAsh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is probably one of the best fish & chips I know. this is a small place with a siting section when you are serviced and where we had a great dinner . All is very fresh, the portions are generous, the staff is friendly and helpful. Just go in, you won't be disappointed. No alcohol served.

Thank 75eric75
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place , nice and friendly service and the food is served nice and hot and the fish is very tasty and well coked, enjoyed the experience

Thank wagon0011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Great friendly cafe the best fish and chips in lerwick by a mile curry sauce is good also I'll be back soon a must if you visit Lerwick

Thank Bay72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast Food, British, Scottish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: 441595693125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?