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Fjara Cafe Bar

Sea Road, Lerwick ZE1 0ZJ, Scotland
+44 1595 697388
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (52 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (7 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 3 days ago

Good food with a nice sea view. This is a cut above some of the more traditional places nearby. Food was good and was my first taste of saussermeat which is delicious. Not the cheapest but worth it for good food and service

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark I
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and lovely ambiance! I had the megrim topped with Dijon mustard and Greyere cheese.......it was so good my eyes rolled up in my head!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NorthStar46588848263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like an average coffee house from the outside but inside very warm and inviting. Lovely cafe/restaurant. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food extremely good with a varied menu. Wonderful to just sit and watch the views.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 426Elisabeth
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Great to sit and eat or just drink coffee and watch the seals. Friendly welcome and lovely food and coffee

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary R
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Again this was a new place to us in Shetland and we thought it looked fab from outside and in a wonderful position. We tried to get in 3 times in 5 weeks, but it is so popular you literally cannot get in the door...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Travel_Teddybears
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Fjara's after getting off the overnight ferry and had an absolutely delicious breakfast here. The hot drinks were great, and the food was even better. Can imagine this would be a very cool place on an evening as well, though we couldn't...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bethmaryclayton
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This was the first place we headed for after getting off the Aberdeen ferry. We sat in the car park for a little while as they don’t open until 8am (Saturday). You order and pay at the counter, we had one large and one small...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant cafe with great sea views. That’s where the positives stop. Staff did not acknowledge customers who were waiting to order. So customers left standing and wondering what was going on. Once order eventually placed after roughly 10 minutes waiting to order, coffee order...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JMMcG
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We had an early dinner food was excellent and service outstanding, friendly and welcoming - great job.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tracyl864
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

You cannot beat a well cooked steak steak and this one certainly was. The house red was not cold and the staff were friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rachel L
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18 February 2017|
Response from R3509TSbenm | 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 dennisl382 | 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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