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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

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Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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12:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there only once and enjoyed the night very much. Food was very tasty and made from fresh ingredients. Prices were acceptable although I can't say it was cheap. Booking a table was required.

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Thank patryk m
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate at the dock on two occasions during our stay at Lerwick. The service was good and the view was better than some but not out of this world. In a nutshell the food provided is good cafe quality without being outstanding. The choice of dishes is not extensive but well presented and palatable. The beer list is limited but... More 

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Thank nicholas1888
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and food . Amazing view well worth a visit for a cuppa or meal you won't be disappointed

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Thank DidaZE1
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood chowder is well recognized and well worth the great reviews it gets. A full bowl is all you need!

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Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited for both tea and dinner. At tea we were kept waiting for ages and all the tables were full of dirty dishes from lunch. In the evening the food was okay, nothing special, the service was slightly better. The location and views are excellent. Overall we were disappointed with the standard of service in a number of establishments... More 

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Thank Diane J
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our first trip to the museum, just for coffee and scones. They were first out of the oven and incredibly good. Later in the week we returned for dinner. The food was excellent and the atmosphere quiet. We enjoyed our visit very much!

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Thank sheeptoshop
Moira, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking around Lerwick on a cold Wednesday morning making our way to the excellent museum, with this planned a s a lunch stop. We had not realised how busy it would be, every table was booked when we arrived. The manager managed to squeeze us in between 2 bookings, The steak sandwiches were great and the tables all... More 

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Thank GandC_UK
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to refuel after visiting the museum. The food was delicious (I had the soup) and views were great.

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Thank tbhaller
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here early on a Tuesday evening and the service was friendly, timely and the food was superb quality. The fishcake starter was superb, and the lamb burger main was very nice too - all obviously home made from fine ingredients and the seasoning and flavours were spot on. Highly recommended!

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. Went on a very cold day and received a very warm welcome. Great selection of food and drink

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?