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Bar, British, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

Our group visited here for a pre-arranged part service/part buffet snack lunch during our tour of Southern Shetland. The buffet had a good range of choices. The restaurant was very busy with a number of large groups, and although the service was friendly and pleasant,...it was very rushed, probably due to the numbers involved. The ambiance/environment was very pleasant, and the service would probably have been more relaxed with less pressure.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

We had a lovely meal at this busy restaurant. The staff were great despite being so busy. The menu was full and varied, catering for wide tastes. The price was reasonable too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Went for dinner and were very pleased we did. Tasty food in spacious dining room. Meals were delicious and the staff were attentive and friendly. Views overlooking the beach and lighthouse were spellbinding. Food is reasonably priced. Aways enjoy eating here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Food was good and the staff friendly. We had sandwiches which were served with crisps and a side salad. The latte was a proper latte, not too strong. Went back a second time when we were that way again. Toilets clean.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

Great choice at the breakfast buffet and efficient and friendly service at dinner time. The choice was perfect and the food was good when it arrived - and the plates were not overloaded; just enough and of good quality. A great dining experience.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

The staff were lovely at the Hotel and couldn’t help us more. They talked us through local beers, gins and the wine on offer and although it was very busy they were welcoming and friendly. We had a nice tomato soup and a tasty lasagna...which warmed us up after a couple of hours watching Puffins up the road. If you want a reliable meal, with nice views over the sea and a nice atmosphere this is a great place to go.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

We stopped here for a meal after visiting Sumburgh lighthouse. The food was good. We both had a roast dinner. I had lamb and it was cooked well. The only thing I would say is I prefer my roast potatoes more crispy. For dessert, we...both had apple crumble with custard and it was excellent. Service was really good. Would recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2022

This place was excellent - friendly and efficient service, and superb local food. Get the mussels if you can - large and beautifully sweet. The chef clearly treats the local produce with respect, and the dishes are delicious.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2021 via mobile

Thank you for a very tasty and delicious dinner that 4 of us enjoyed this evening. Presentation was also lovely, as well as the friendly service. I had the butternut squash risotto with a chicken caeser salad on the side, could eat it all over...again right now! Booking recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Great food and friendly accommodating staff. Reasonably priced. Fast service and great views from the well positioned restaurant overlooking the bay , West Voe and the lighthouse. Always a good evening dining here.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 March 2021

Ate here three times on holiday last year, even though it's out of the way at the southern tip of the island. The dining room is spacious and airy, with sea views out of the windows, the menu varied from day to day, there was...always something I fancied, and it was always good.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

I've had lunch here on all my previous trips, but missed out this time because they were only feeding hotel residents due to the lockdowns. Very sad to miss it, because the food really is quite good. Hope to be back next year!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2020

Menu had some changes to it daily and suited all tastes whether you eat meat/fish/vegetarian. I found after 2 courses I was full but there was also a desert menu available for those with a large appetite. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

We ate at the hotel restaurant as part of our stay at the hotel. The food was always delicious both at dinner & breakfast. The staff are lovely; very friendly & helpful, and they diligently ensured my food was gluten free. They also accommodated our...fussy children with no problems, even going out of their way to find a previous day's dessert for our youngest who didn't choose it on the day & regretted it all the following day until they found some for her! Brilliant food & service, thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

A varied menu with a great selection. All served by professional staff. The decor in the restaurant was very pleasing Can’t fault them on anything

Date of visit: January 2020
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Sumburgh Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3