Restaurants

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…
Top Choice Scottish in Scalloway

Scalloway Hotel

With a short, quality menu based around top-notch local and Scottish produce, this is one of Shetland's best places to dine. Delicious local scallops and succulent meat are all presented with flair, and there are fi…
Cafe in Lerwick

Fjarå

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 …
Scottish in Brae & Around

Busta House Hotel

This historic hotel near Brae is an atmospheric place to eat and offers a bar menu of warming fare that has takes on classics like lasagne and fish 'n' chips as well as local salmon and lamb. There are also lighter …
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…
Fish & Chips in Brae & Around

Frankie's Fish & Chips

This famous Shetland chippie uses only locally sourced and sustainable seafood. As well as chip-shop standards, the menu runs to plump Shetland mussels in garlicky sauces and, when available, plump juicy scallops. I…
Seafood in Scalloway

Da Haaf

In a fisheries college, this has a slightly canteeny feel but great water views out of big windows. It does simple but tasty snacks all day and lunches from noon to 2.30pm. The kitchen comes into its own at weekend …
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…
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.
Seafood in Brae & Around

Pierhead Restaurant & Bar

This pub near the harbour in Lower Voe has hearty home cooking supplemented by daily local seafood specials. Eat in the convivial bar or the upstairs restaurant.