From convenient local staples to thoughtful dining experiences, an ever-expanding assortment of great dining and shopping are all within a thirty minute drive of The View. Have a look here for the top ten foods to try whilst you’re visiting and where you can find them.
Our favourite Cafes and Restaurants
Fjara Cafe and Bar in Lerwick is 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.
The family friendly Havly Cafe is set on a hill in Lerwick. It offers homemade soups, sandwiches, panini, and their famous waffles. There’s a play area for little ones at the front of the cafe so parents can enjoy a cup of tea and one of their amazing homebakes in peace.
Frankie’s Fish and Chip Shop in Brae, is the most northerly and national award winning fish and chip shop in the UK. They have a 24 seat cafe with excellent sea views and outside seating, or you can order by phone and take away. Frankie’s sources and serves local and sustainable seafood. They offer MSC haddock, mussels, scallops, & crab, also squid, langoustines and many more delicious daily specials. Open 0900-2000 Mon-Sat and 1200-2000 Sun.
The Scalloway Hotel Restaurant is our favourite for a quiet meal out.The restaurant has two AA rosettes and showcases local produce, particularly lamb, fish and shellfish. There is a bar area too but the restaurant menu is our favourite.