We didn't stay here but had dinner in the restaurant one evening. This hotel is in a weird location, seems to be in the middle of a small housing estate on the edge of Lerwick. Bar/Restaurant had a nice cozy feel about it though, and it was busy with locals and visitors alike. The wine list is very impressive and we were excited by the seafood specials menu.
It's hard not to compare restaurants in places like this to the Michelin star restaurants of Edinburgh, but some basic things were missed. We both had a shellfish starter but were given no shell or finger bowls. The sauce on my mussels was a really thick sauce rather than a broth, and an awful lot of the mussel shells were closed.
I had Kedgeree as a main course, it was like rice pudding though. The rice was overcooked and appeared to have been cooked in cream, or at least more cream than stock. A distinct lack of spice in the dish, but the smoked haddock in it however was lovely.
My husband had the trout cranachan, which was trout served with a raspberry sauce, although unusual he assured me it worked quite well.
Overall we had a nice evening, but the excellent local ingredients can speak for themselves without being faffed around with too much.
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