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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (88 reviews)
“chowder” (23 reviews)
“fish cakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food, friendly service and lovely views from the picture windows. The haddock was so fresh and well cooked.

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice restaurant overlooking the harbour. Friendly staff and amazing food. You can look right into the kitchen which is always a plus

1  Thank hein s
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here on a Saturday morning after a stroll through Lerwick. The restaurant is located next to the museum, makes an airy and friendly impression. Friendly, straightforward service, drinks arrived promptly after ordering. The seafood chowder was tasty, well prepared, as were the mussels....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We came for lunch and had booked ahead on recommendation as it tends to be very busy, especially over lunchtime. We had to ask to order as no-one was coming near us, instead they were chatting behind the bar. When we ordered we asked if...More

Thank Suleskerry921
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just the kind of spot you need to sit down after a hard mornings work in the museum and enjoy the tast of local fish and lamb. Go for it!

Thank Ivan I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to see a special exhibition at the museum. Popped in for a quick lunch before the next event. Service was so slow we only just managed to get a tea and a scone. Place was not too busy. Menu is very limited.

Thank Daliaze29ey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first dinner in Lerwick here. We walked here from our hotel, the Shetland Hotel, and called ahead for a table. We were seated with a prime window seat and view of the harbor. The service was nice, well informed, timely, friendly and...More

1  Thank pnjaban
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice and both times the food was fantastic. On my first trip I had the smoked haddock carbonara which was very tasty and very filling, I couldn't manage a dessert but they looked very good. The second time I went I...More

1  Thank Rosiedreg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend and the service was great, nice atmosphere and I was really impressed with the vegan options. They were flavourful and interesting which I really appreciate. My boyfriend was also really happy with his food. :)

1  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for dinner while on holiday in Shetland. The food was lovely - fresh and good tasting. The chef was accommodating to our dietary requirements and the staff were helpful on that front too. The Shetland lamb and the steak are both highly...More

Thank Andrew D
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Nearby Attractions
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David B
What are your opening hours Tuesday 2nd June please
1 June 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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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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