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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (100 reviews)
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“fish cakes” (20 reviews)
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European, British, Soups, Scottish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We had mussels, chips extra, and a chowder that was mainly potatoes. The restaurant is light, clean, and has views of the river. It is conveniently situated inside the museum.

Thank maggie9
Reviewed yesterday

we were delighted to find such a lovely restaurant in the Museum building, there was a good choice of dishes, served by cheerful staff. One bonus was the wonderful view.

Thank dggstj
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a little difficulty finding the restaurant since it is on the top floor of the Shetland Museum and Archives but the entrance is on the ground floor of the Museum even though at the time of our visit the Museum itself was closed....More

Thank Tony1784
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As I just said to the manager here at Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant, ‘That was the best meal I’ve had in years.’ :-)

Thank Valden B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We paid a visit to Hay’s Dock and what a great place it is. The portions were a good size and staff also friendly. We just turned up, but advised to make a reservation, the place was always sooo busy, food not rushed tho. It’s...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked to Lerwick’s excellent museum along the fascinating waterfront and after a leisurely explore of the Hays Dock and exhibits we headed upstairs for lunch......oh my! A proper restaurant with ravishing views north across a busy port, chefs, professional waiters and a great welcome....More

1  Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely lunch here. Restaurant very busy, service was quite quick, but relaxing ambience. Staff were very friendly, view over the harbour lovely and food great.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed bouillabaisse and lamb so much we returned following evening. Booked because of folk festival. Would recommend

Thank yogini2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had enjoyed some lovely meals and afternoon teas here on my last visit to Shetland so was delighted to find that the standard hadn't dropped. Excellent lunches, friendly, professional staff.

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Not many guests, but what a meal! Mojito prawn cocktail to start with and then slowcooked shoulder of lamb! Best lamb I have had ever.

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David B
31 May 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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