Top Choice Cafe in Lerwick

Hay’s Dock

Upstairs in the Shetland Museum, this sports a wall of picture windows and a fairweather balcony that overlooks the harbour. Clean lines and pale wood recall Scandinavia, but the menu relies on carefully selected lo…
Cafe in Lerwick

Fort Café

Lerwick’s salty air often creates fish 'n' chip cravings. Eat in (until 8pm), or munch down on the pier if you don’t mind the seagulls’ envious stares.
Steakhouse in Lerwick

Da Steak Hoose

Shetlanders have fine seafood but love their meat, so this friendly steakhouse was always going to be popular. Hidden away behind the tourist office, it offers uncomplicated steaks, ribs and burgers, served in sizea…
Cafe in Lerwick

Peerie Shop Cafe

If you’ve been craving proper espresso since leaving the mainland, head to this gem, with art exhibitions, wire-mounted halogens and industrial-gantry chic. Newspapers, scrumptious cakes and sandwiches, hot chocolat…
Scottish in Lerwick

Queen’s Hotel

The dining room in this slightly run-down hotel wins marks for its harbour views – book one of the window tables. It's best visited for beautifully presented, classy local seafood dishes.
Cafe in Lerwick

Mareel Cafe

Buzzy, arty and colourful, this cheery venue in Mareel overlooks the water and does sandwiches and baked potatoes by day, and some cute Shetland tapas in the evenings. The coffee is decent, too, and it's a nice plac…
Cafe in Lerwick


A cute wooden building in a super location, Fjarå is perched above a rocky shore and takes full advantage of its vistas, with big picture windows looking out over the water and perhaps some basking seals. It does a …