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Waterfront Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
+44 1595 695515
17:00 - 21:30
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here with my friend whilst on a short break in Shetland. The surroundings are a little dated, but the food is delicious, and the Portuguese waiter rather nice!! We enjoyed our meal immensely, the portions are huge! I recommend the mussels.

Thank Cowlamprincess
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My favourite place to eat out in Shetland. Always have a lovely meal with good service to boot. The best steak in Shetland by far!

Thank Dawn B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal. Our one year old was very lively and staff were very tolerant of her. Cookie dessert was yummy. Husband really enjoyed his venison.

Thank Laura K
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We booked the Shetland Hotel for a Pre-Valentines Day meal as she has to work that night. We have had good meals there in the past and the current Menu (Not the Valentines Day menu) appealed to us as opposed to other local establishments. It wasn't too busy at 18:30 but it did get slightly busier later on. We both... More 

1 Thank Scott A
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting for Up Helly A with a group so on a very limited set menu fair enough. Neither of us had a starter, mains okay. Didn't fancy any of the sweets on offer so asked if it was possible for some cheese, no was the reply from the waitress these are the desserts available. Cheese was available on other menus... More 

2 Thank Howie F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Took my partner here for a meal as I'd not tried it before, was met by friendly staff and a busy restaurant. Food was very nice and not overly priced, overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank Malcolm M
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Been in twice now, first time had the sharing platter to start and the steak medium rare for main. It was beautiful. Steak was cooked to perfection, chips were stunning and the wine choices were spot on. Was in last night with my partner for a meal for my birthday and was extremely excited to be going back. I will... More 

Thank Ryan M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Was in tonight 3 of December for staff party the sharing starter wasn't very good mushrooms where frozen the type you'd buy in Iceland no bread with the starter I had lion of pork that I couldn't eat far to much cumin in it and was very drie over cooked where the vegetables where still raw very under cook cheesecake... More 

1 Thank Kieran C
Robertaberdeen, Manager at Waterfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Not sure if you were in the waterfront bar and grill, as we served 80 plus dinners in the evening, as well as 180 in the function room! All food cooked to order, never frozen.nothing drawn to our attention at the time, table seemed happy and complimentary. Sorry it wasn't to your personal taste. More 

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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend recently went here and had our 2 young daughters with us. The lady who served us was lovely and really friendly with the kids. She immediately came over to us and gave them crayons and paper to colour in with while we decided what they would have to eat. When ordering she also made sure the... More 

Thank LerrikLass23
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I've been here a few times for dinner. Food is always good, and served promptly by friendly, chatty waiting staff. I feel it is lacking, somehow, in atmosphere. Perhaps it's the lighting or the music, but I feel they could definitely do something to brighten the place up a little bit.

Thank Matthew A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 695515
  • This restaurant is at The Shetland Hotel
The Waterfront Bar and Grill at The Shetland Hotel has a wide choice of lunch and dinner options from an exyensive menu of contemporary informal dining; the website has the latest menu online at all times, with daily specials in addition.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?