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Mareel Cafe bar

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Bar, Cafe, British
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Mareel Gutters Gaet | Gutter's Gaet, Lerwick ZE1 0WQ, Scotland
+44 1595 745500
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10:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for a light lunch staff friendly and helpful, great location easy to get to ither by car or as we did walking. Within walking distance from local shops and the Museum.

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Thank 138Annie
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for coffee with a friend. It must be the most inefficient service in town, although the coffee is good when it arrives.

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Thank fiddler69
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi fiddler69, I'm glad you enjoyed the coffee and will pass on all your feedback to our Cafe Bar team. All the best Esther (Marketing) More 

Shetland islands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Nice place for coffee and a chat, nice friendly staff make it even better. Not much variety in the food department but we were only there for a coffee.

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Thank scouser1950
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your kind words to the cafe bar staff. All the best Esther More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends came into the cafe for a coffee in the afternoon, and received constant stares from a member of staff. We suspect it was purely due to our age, as we are all 16 years old and doing nothing wrong, we weren't being disruptive and we had bought something from the cafe. It felt as if they... More 

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1 Thank Alex K
LaurenDoughton, Marketing Manager at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi Alex, We're really sorry to hear this. We aim to provide all our customers with a warm welcome and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy their food and drink in. It seems this time we didn't quite get it right. I've passed on your feedback to our Bars & Catering team and I hope you'll come and visit us again... More 

Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

since the fresh popcorn has gone, it's good to be able to get something hot and fresh before and after the film, nice food and drink selection.

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Thank Emma W
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi Emma W, glad you enjoyed our café bar, we try to offer a nice selection of food and drink so I'm pleased you liked it. All the best, Esther More 

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you want really good quality food served well stay clear! Coffee ok. place moderately clean, not a lot to recommend it ...except the Cinema

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Thank veggielakelandliving
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi veggielakelandliving, I'm glad you liked the coffee and will pass on your other feedback to the Café Bar. All the best, Esther (Marketing) More 

Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Mareel is such a great arts centre, and we love visiting this place. When we needed to meet up with family just before watching a film, we met at the cafe. It's such a great setting on the dock side, with views out onto the sea, light and airy, with a really relaxed atmosphere. The coffee was excellent. I'm... More 

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Thank Steve N
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi Steve N, thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review of your visit. We're delighted you enjoyed your time at Mareel, nothing like sitting in the Café with a coffee, cake and a great view of the Sound! I hope we see you back soon, All the best, Esther (Marketing) More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went in for some food today, big blackboard saying food served until 4, but at 3:50 they said we couldn't have anything. Have been before and enjoyed it but if you don't want to serve food at certain times please don't advertise that you do!

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Thank neil b
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi Neil B, Really sorry to hear that, as you are aware our kitchens close from 4-5.30 to prepare the evening menu. As all our food is prepared fresh this does occasionally mean that we may run out of the daytime menu slightly ahead of time and at 10 minutes until the kitchen closes there is insufficient time to freshly... More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very impressed, the decor and design was great. Very light and airy, right on the dockside overlooking the water. Lovely, friendly staff. Great food at a great value. Well worth a visit 👍

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Thank Tina T
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi Tina T, thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Esther (Marketing) More 

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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

To be fair, this is a café in the local cinema/arts centre. So, you wouldn't expect that much. But, the food exceeds those expectations and is better than some local dedicated restaurants. The service is nice and the view on the ground floor is great. Just give it a try.

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Thank fingerle
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a good review. I'm glad you enjoyed it, we love the views too! All the best, Esther (Marketing) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mareel Gutters Gaet | Gutter's Gaet, Lerwick ZE1 0WQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 745500
Description
At the Café Bar in Mareel we pride ourselves on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create delicious, rustic dishes and refreshments - the perfect accompaniment to a day out at Mareel. We offer a wide selection of teas, coffees, other hot and cold drinks, bar refreshments, and light snacks, so come along and enjoy a fabulous view, a comfy seat, and some delicious food and drink. Mareel Café Bar hosts regular enjoyable events such as Singer Songwriter Nights, Sunday Jazz Sessions, Monthly Film Quiz, and Mixology at Mareel on Friday nights where DJs select relaxing background music while you enjoy a cocktail or two. To find out more about these events, follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?