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Mareel Cafe bar

Mareel Gutters Gaet | Gutter's Gaet, Lerwick ZE1 0WQ, Scotland
+44 1595 745500
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“arts centre” (3 reviews)
“comfy sofas” (2 reviews)
“chai latte” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Mareel Gutters Gaet | Gutter's Gaet, Lerwick ZE1 0WQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This bar became the drinks/snacks/meeting place during my week in Shetland. there is a nice variety of food and drink. the view is lovely. I cannot imagine a friendlier place to meet friends.More

Thank Woolite-13
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Woolite-13, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. I'm delighted to hear the cafe made a good base for you to meet friends during your time in Shetland, we pride ourselves on a friendly atmosphere here at Mareel - and...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We went to see a lecture from a climber this time but I've previously been to see bands here and I'm never disappointed, what a cracking venue ! I was worried about the bar que when I arrived but It died down quickly , and...More

Thank kenjoalejandro
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi Kenjoalejandro Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoy the venue and have had another good experience of an event here. It's a great atmosphere in here on a busy evening when it's all...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Perfect for lounging on big sofas with huge chai latte. Really enjoyed spending some time in this laid back environment. Didn't eat but the simple menu looked good, with few meals and snacking. Did have their delicious cakes. Nice views into the harbour. Friendly young...More

Thank Sonmi-451
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Sonmi-451, thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your feedback to our cafe bar staff too. All the best, Esther

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in with friends for a couple of beers. It was nicely done out & the staff were lovely. We'll certainly be back next time we visit Lerwick

Thank Steven W
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Steve W, thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit to Mareel and look forward to seeing you back soon! All the best Esther (Marketing)

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on own and asked for menu/price list. Was told very abruptly they didn't have one because it was Screenplay. Replied it was a legal requirement. (Licensing Act 2003). Again a very short clipped answer and did I want to see manager? Again Mareel disappoints...More

1  Thank Gwynneth H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This cafe is situated in a lovely space with stunning views overlooking the sea at Lerwick. The coffee and cakes are great, the staff lovely if a bit slow. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. The furniture needs a lot more TLC as many of...More

Thank LightupYourWorld
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The building is really nice, the high ceilings and glass cladding, fill the entire space with light. On a rainy day, decided to drop in for a quiet coffee at 2pm. The staff is really friendly and the experience could be different if the parents...More

2  Thank Ontheroad1971
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Far to slow. Nice area of the building, flooring in very poor state, looks mankie but it just needs revarnashed. I'm never that impressed tbh. Staff are always polite when you speak to them. Poor uniforms if they actually bother to put them on

1  Thank Fraser C
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Fraser C, Thanks for leaving us a review, I'm glad find the staff polite, I will pass on your feedback to the Cafe Bar team. All the best Esther (Marketing)

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Really interesting space with room for small or large parties to hang out without feeling crowded. Good choice of drinks. Sadly the food service stops at 8pm so no good for the late crowd coming from work. Nachos very good.

Thank Helen H
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Helen H, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We love the space too and will pass on your feedback to the cafe bar team! All the best Esther (Marketing)

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped by here after getting concert tickets. It was big enough to cope with large numbers yet had a business about it. Staff were friendly, efficient and hard working. My sandwiches were delicious and the peppermint tea perfect. If you are in the area,...More

Thank Jo M
EstherRenwick, Marketing at Mareel Cafe bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi Jo M, thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal (we love the tea selection too), I'll pass your feedback onto the Cafe Bar staff and hope to see you back at Mareel soon. All...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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