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Fjara Cafe Bar

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$7 - US$30
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday breakfast. Cafe was very busy, but we got lovely friendly efficient service. I would recommend the Eggs Benedict.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My word what a beautiful Vista. When a friend can order a soup and a malt in the same breath and without a bat of an eyelid from our amazing server, you know the gates of heaven have just opened. Everything is perfect, just perfect....You will struggle to go elsewhere. If you were on the mainland the views would make you have to book a table a year in advance but that is Shetland, unassuming beauty. Thank you so much, AndrewMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner. Food was delicious and staff members were very attentive. Highly recommended place to relax and enjoy food.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 25 November 2021 via mobile

I normally get a meal deal from TESCOs but decided that I needed somewhere to sit, relax and have decent food in amongst people. I got a table no problem even though it was busy. I didn’t want too much so I plunged for the...BTL sandwich and curried parsnip soup, which I wouldn’t usually go for. The food was brilliant, came out fast and I can only but commend the service. The staff were all young, working like Trojans but also had time to be pleasant whilst under pressure with a vast turn over of customers. The views are to kill for also. Well done and keep it up folks.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 12 November 2021

My friend and I stumbled across this café when walking back from visiting Broch of Clickimin. So glad we found it. The food was delicious. Service was superb. Very friendly staff. Amazing view of the sea. We both enjoyed out visit that we came back...again on out last day and spent a while there before catching the ferry in the evening. Definitely a highlight on our visit of the island. Would easily recommend to anyone visiting Lerwick! 10/10More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 10 November 2021

We went for dinner and liked it so much we went back for lunch the next day! Great menu, excellent food, helpful service, fun beer and wine selections. Atmosphere is lively and happy. Staff does a great job of fitting you in even when they...are swamped. Can't beat the scenery either!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 November 2021

Great service and great food . Always friendly and welcoming Atmosphere definatly recomend and I will go back

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 20 October 2021

What a lovely place to eat. Highly advisable to book before you go. They have an easy website booking system. We went for lunch and had the seafood chowder and homemade fishcake, Very tasty!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

We had breakfast here after getting off the overnight Aberdeen ferry. I had booked a couple of weeks previously. Excellent service, delicious breakfast, everything cooked to perfection. Coffee was also good. On another occasion we called in for cakes and coffees. Again, excellent service, polite...staff and everyone looked to be doing a great job. This is our favourite place when in Lerwick. Otters seen on most visits, which is a bonus. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

We ate here twice on our first day in Lerwick and the food was fabulous and the service good BUT we returned today ( October 9th) for a late lunch before catching the evening ferry and have come away VERY disappointed. While our food was...delicious, the service was terrible. I sat and watched the staff attend to everyone else well and yet we were treated like we weren’t welcome. At no point did any of the staff ask if everything was ok or ask if we’d like anything else after our first course. My husband had to catch someone on their way passed our table to ask for dessert and yet 4 other tables ( who had younger more glamorous people sitting at them) were asked several times if everything was ok. Some of those people were only drinking! We would have had more drinks if anyone could have been bothered to ask us. Then to top it off, when we went up to pay, one of the waitresses was obviously in a bad mood and was very snappy with her colleague and us. AND only 1 member of staff was wearing their mask correctly, the rest had only their mouths covered. WE WILL NOT BE BACK!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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11 December 2018|
Response from Faodail | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know but having checked their menu (available on Fjara's website), they do.
17 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
Andy H
25 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Fjara Cafe Bar

Yes, Fjara Cafe Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Fjara Cafe Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Fjara Cafe Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5