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Fjara Cafe Bar

Sea Road, Lerwick ZE1 0ZJ, Scotland
+44 1595 697388
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (47 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
“club sandwich” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sea Road, Lerwick ZE1 0ZJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really good menu and friendly staff. Local produce - including gin!! A popular restaurant so booking is recommended

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to sit,drink and eat. The view is beautiful. Staff is very friendly and food was very tasty.

Thank biesjeb62
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hadn't booked (you need to) but we were found a table. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was outstanding. There is a lovely view from the windows.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can i say a year on and food still as good as ever. Even popped in another day for takeaway cakes. The atmosphere and service was fab. Will defo be back in 2019.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get to eat here, we only got as far as enquiring about a table. The young man we spoke to was quite "Offhand" we were enquiring what Vegan dishes were available as the board showed only a Rissotto (Standard veggie fayre of the...More

Thank 278Staffs_food_lover
Dennis L, Owner at Fjara Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ‘278Staffs’ Please believe we take feedback very seriously and investigate all complaints. We encourage openness from staff to ensure they do not cover up mistakes. Unfortunately this event is not recalled by any member of staff, of course this does not mean it did...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and me went here for lunch a few times when we were home for a visit. The food was excellent and the service was very good and he staff were friendly and very helpful with suggestions for lactose free options.

Thank Rosemary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food brilliant views. Though we hadn’t booked they squeezed us in let us change tables when others had left. I had the burger my friend had crab leguine. Friendly service with great food.

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lerwick seems short on good eating places but this is a great spot: open all day & evening with food ranging from breakfast through coffee & cakes & ice-cream to light lunches and full dinner. A good bar too. The building is very attractive and...More

Thank HeyJude75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really lovely cafe/restaurant where you can go for a coffee, drink etc. The meals in the evenings are of excellent quality. The only drawback we found is that it is only open for meals between 5-8 p.m. of an evening and if...More

Thank Pauline024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I had found this place sooner. I think it must be new as it isn't advertised in any of the leaflets, maps etc. It's one of the only places in Lerwick with a sit outery. I got there too late for lunch but...More

Thank carolineanderson2652
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Questions & Answers
Emma R
18 February 2017|
Response from Ben M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but this is a question that can not be answered they do what they want sorry can not predict when they would be visible
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dennis L | Property representative |
Andy we would love to had it a little bit bigger but our floor area determines the parking you musy provide and we were slightly over our limit.
Karen N
6 March 2016|
Response from Dennis L | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do! Regards, Fjara
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Road, Lerwick ZE1 0ZJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 697388
  • E-mail
Welcome to Fjara Cafe Bar, Shetland, ZE1. Fjara is locally owned and its main aim is to make customers feel at home. It has something for all parts of the day - from coffee in the morning and sandwiches at lunch right through to cocktails, burgers and more at night. Set on the small peninsula of land jutting out into Brewick bay, Fjara has amazing views for you to enjoy in all weathers and at all times of the day. It is a great wild life spot with plenty of opportunity to spot seals and otters in the surrounding. With a simple but effective menu, which changes seasonally, Fjara aims to bring different taste and cuisines to Shetland, getting the most from seasonal fruit and vegetables. All our baked goods are freshly made every morning on site, from our fantastic cheese and bacon bloomer to our sweet blueberry pancakes. Open from 10am to 10pm Sunday, 8am Monday to Thursday and 8am to midnight Friday and Saturday, Fjara provides a welcome escape from a hectic day at work, or a place to take the family and relax. Families, food lovers and drink aficionados are all very welcome in Lerwick's exclusive new cosy spot.
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