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Fort Cafe

Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1595 693125
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (52 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Fast food, Scottish
Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good service bit cramp in sitting area and strange that fish n chips served with veg and marrow fat style peas not mushy just a strange combination not bad but not good either quite strange

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice café underneath the guns of Fort Charlotte, slightly hidden so not visible from the road, but it's there! There is a café attached to a takeaway which is perfect to sit in and scoff whatever food you choose. The menu is broad, I had...More

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This tiny café attached to a fish & chip shop was a real find. Service was excellent and the food was very tasty (portions HUGE). Prices very reasonable. I had battered white pudding and chips, and a battered pineapple ring for just over a fiver....More

Thank Libby H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have been to this cafe on a previous trip and was looking forward to eating in this cafe since I booked my trip to Shetland. It did not disappoint, the fish and chips were amazing. It is a small cafe but clean and well...More

Thank LightupYourWorld
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Maybe the best fish and chips I have had. A small cafe that is easy to miss if you are not careful. No beer and cash only. Small dining area.

Thank jimwarren2017
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Forget Frankie's that won best in Britain: I've eaten at both and fish and chips here are better. It's not not as plush as Frankie's, in fact nothing more than a shack - and room is limited so either get there early or be prepared...More

Thank Frankiesymes
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Maybe the best fish and chips I have ever eaten. Small dining area. Cash only. We had the small portion fish and chips and it was plenty.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Great little fish and chips shop and cafe. They do seem to be able to do very good fish and chips in this part of the world, but this is even better than the shop not so far away that won best in Britain in...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We recently had lunch at this tiny café, close to the cruise ship dock. it was recommended to us by our taxi driver/tour guide. It is a tiny place, half of it is for take out and a tiny café attached. It was crowded, full...More

Thank oscar1161
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had lunch at the Fort Cafe. It is a very down-home kind of place with a large take-out business and a small dining area. It's very no-frills. We had the small portion of fish and chips which was pretty huge. The fish was very...More

Thank Mmarymomm
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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Rothmans27 | Reviewed this property |
As per previous replies, the café reflects a standard take away menu, and the seating area is not very large, so get there early especially if it's raining!
Mary Ann K
19 May 2017|
Response from Sletts R | Reviewed this property |
Haggis is available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, British, Fast food, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Commercial Street, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 693125
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