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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (106 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
“fish cakes” (20 reviews)
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful room, good food, a wee bit slow sometimes but a must visit. The view is of the old Harbour.

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view is lovely from this cafe at the Shetland Museum. The food is good and wait staff helpful. Gluten free options are available.

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is located in the Shetland Museum. It is open during business hours and also in the evening after the museam shuts. The food and ambience are the best in Lerwck. Highly recommended

Thank kazza01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely meal at hays dock , fresh home made food delicious fish cake , and fish on roasted meditraian veg , sticky toffee pud home made but not to my liking to much alcohol taste and bit dry for me , but all in all...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had delicious food and a very enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant and we went twice in a week.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice: once for morning coffee, and again for an evening meal. The restaurant is easy to find if you know that it is directly above the museum, accessed via the stairs from the museum main foyer. Both our visits were fine. We booked...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited midweek but a cruise ship was in so the town was very busy. The restaurant was recommended by a local and we had seen it in some of the tourist books. However we waited a very long time for our food, seafood chowder...More

Thank melanie1872
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend took me there for lunch. I've never been before. It was very busy so I would advise to book a table in advance. Good size menu. I and kedgeree it was delicious. After we ordered coffee with almond milk and cake. Very friendly and...More

Thank Kesi_23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Hay’s Dock Cafe and returned twice because of the welcoming atmosphere and cordial reception. The food was well prepared and delicious. We recommended this cafe, whether you are visiting the museum or looking for a place to enjoy good food.

Thank Clanmother
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting menu for lunch. The food, when it arrived, was delicious. Just let down a little by being a bit slow. It wasn't that the place was too busy but still very good overall.

Thank Farmlabourer
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David B
1 June 2015|
Response from Starlass21 | Property representative |
Hi David, Apologies for not responding to you sooner - I didn't notice your question come through. Our summer opening hours are 10.00am to 9.00pm (last orders) Tuesday to Saturday, closing at 4.30pm on Mondays and 12.00noon... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 741569
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Located in the Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant offers stunning views over Lerwick harbour and the best local produce, simply cooked and beautifully presented.
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