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Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant

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Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 741569
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (100 reviews)
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“fish cakes” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00 Hours
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 492 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Okay, so it’s Lerwick, but Hay’s Dock has the best combination of decent food, good service, nice location and reasonable prices of any place in town.

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went after visit to museum great food, choice of drink bit limited on day we were there but enjoyed the lunch. Good value and pleasant setting overlooking a small harbour - do book popular for lunch and dinner

Thank osmium2046
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice location within the Shetland museum. May be worth booking even for lunch (can get busy especially if Cruise ships dock). Good new menu, leaning towards fish/seafood. Vegetarian option seems less attractive and bland - we didn't select for that reason. Limited selection of desserts....More

Thank CaitUK
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had mussels, chips extra, and a chowder that was mainly potatoes. The restaurant is light, clean, and has views of the river. It is conveniently situated inside the museum.

Thank maggie9
Reviewed 5 days ago

we were delighted to find such a lovely restaurant in the Museum building, there was a good choice of dishes, served by cheerful staff. One bonus was the wonderful view.

Thank dggstj
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a little difficulty finding the restaurant since it is on the top floor of the Shetland Museum and Archives but the entrance is on the ground floor of the Museum even though at the time of our visit the Museum itself was closed....More

Thank Tony1784
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As I just said to the manager here at Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant, ‘That was the best meal I’ve had in years.’ :-)

Thank Valden B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid a visit to Hay’s Dock and what a great place it is. The portions were a good size and staff also friendly. We just turned up, but advised to make a reservation, the place was always sooo busy, food not rushed tho. It’s...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Lerwick’s excellent museum along the fascinating waterfront and after a leisurely explore of the Hays Dock and exhibits we headed upstairs for lunch......oh my! A proper restaurant with ravishing views north across a busy port, chefs, professional waiters and a great welcome....More

1  Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch here. Restaurant very busy, service was quite quick, but relaxing ambience. Staff were very friendly, view over the harbour lovely and food great.

1  Thank Pam D
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David B
31 May 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 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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