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The Bay Brasserie

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15 South Road | The Lerwick Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0RB, Scotland
+44 1595 692166
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Pretty expensive, OK food, school-dinner type desserts and off-putting lighting (you feel like you're under a spotlight). However it has decent service and a very extensive drinks menu.

Thank Tanya7171
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good food service good great views good menu they make a mean cocktail. Good selection of starters and sweets.

Thank crockett11111
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I visited here with two family members and we all ordered different things. Before I start on what we ordered I'd like to mention a massive pet peeve of mine which happened to us. Before we could even get our bottoms to the chairs we were asked what would we want to drink?! I could be being petty but I... More 

2 Thank Shetlandgirl18
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

They do some really nice, imaginative food here, but for a long time my family had a problem with it. We have two non-meat-eaters and their choice was limited because a lot of the dishes, even those that were fish-based or vegetable, had extraneous bits of meat added - pancetta in peas, chorizo on fish (?). Eventually I emailed about... More 

Thank SMBurns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Probably the best place on Shetland and in Lerwick to eat in! It also offers a really good selection of food

Thank Irene L
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We booked last minute for an early dinner for a party of 9. Despite this, the staff were fully prepared for our arrival. The service was friendly and welcoming and we were all delighted with our food. I can wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Beth G
London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had dinner here one night and it was excellent. There was a good choice on the menu and a comprehensive wine list. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a table by the window which had a lovely view over the bay. If in Lerwick again we would definitely be back.

Thank HamishLondon
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Went for a meal here as a non resident. Food was good. Service a bit cool. Sort of made to feel a bit second class as non resident.

Thank jjamesmg
Banchory, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

On arriving at the Lerwick Hotel we were not sure what to expect as the interior photos we had seen on the website did not seem to match the outside, however on entering our concerns disappeared. The restaurant was beautifully presented. The staff were attentive and offered guidance on our choices. We opted for the seafood platter and venison, both... More 

Thank Shazzza25
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We were shown to our table by a friendly lass ,given menus and wine list and left to settle well almost ,nanno seconds later the waiter appeared asking what we wanted to drink ! Having decided this we were left with the issue of what to eat , some nice choices but nothing that went O M G I'd never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, French, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 South Road | The Lerwick Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 692166
  • This restaurant is at The Lerwick Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?