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The Dowry

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
98 Commercial Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EX, Scotland
+44 1595 692373
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
98 Commercial Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EX, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Came with our 2 young bairns, and had a lovely brunch! Staff made sure that we had everything we needed and food was brilliant! So good to have somewhere like The Dowry on the street now, a massive plus for Lerwick in general

Thank duncandro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to have a light lunch and coffee good choice of menu, we had soup which was very nice. Great view of the harbour if you get a table near the window, very modern inside and clean. In central location easy access for disabled...More

Thank 138Annie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice in a week! Laidback, friendly atmosphere. Very pleasant staff and attentive owners. They come across as passionate about their venture, food and drinks. We love going here for a quick bite!

Thank Shaynie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been to Shetland for about 10 - 12 years and thought at once this place looked new. We found out it is indeed very newly opened and inside the transformation was excellent. It had a nice modern décor with some old touches thrown...More

Thank Travel_Teddybears
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in for lunch in Monday it wasn’t too busy so we got a seat at the window with lovely views over the harbour. We had soup which was delicious then waffles that was to die for. I certainly would recommend The Dowry for...More

Thank 18kathryng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh bright restaurant, not a huge menu but something for everyone in our party of 5. Food came quickly, was good quality and enjoyed by everyone. Orders are taken at the counter which was unexpected, price and atmosphere suggest table service.

4  Thank tracyl864
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first lunch was so nice that we returned. Tucked away on the main drag, it’s completely modern and wouldn’t be out of place in an upscale urban neighbourhood --- but don’t hold that against The Dowry. Window tables have superb view. Very nice sandwiches,...More

1  Thank Nick M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our AirB&B host mentioned it had opened recently and we used it a couple of times during Wool Week. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Definitely worth a try

Thank j4c4h4d4
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

On the plus side, staff friendly, food excellent, decor attractive. On the minus side, menu a little limited, feels a little cramped and service was slow (probably finding their feet). Overall recommended.

Thank Jarl63
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I love this place!!! I went in the other day for a coffee and enjoyed my visit, this time I had the most delicious lunch imaginable. Cheeseboard, which consisted of 3 types of local cheese (I mean local as in UK!), homemade chutney, lovely fresh...More

2  Thank Jane Susanna E
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Questions & Answers
21 July 2018|
Response from Stuart F | Property representative |
Hi Irene, Yes, we serve evening meals on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We have two sittings at 6pm or 7.45pm, if you wish to book a table anytime then please get back in touch. regards, Stuart
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Commercial Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 692373
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