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Frankie's Fish and Chip Cafe and Takeaway

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Brae ZE2 9QJ, Scotland
+44 1806 522700
12:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was edible but not fresh and tasty as expected with a No1 rating and it was expensive for what we got.

Thank 123bagswool
Brae, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not even close to being the best in Shetland let alone in Britain, if all the other fish and chip shops in shetland were to enter the competitions that Frankies enter frankies would come last in Shetland No quality in the food at all it is just pure grease

1 Thank Cizzors
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on the first day of a weekend visit to the Shetland Islands. We were lucky to get a table so if you want to eat in it is best to book as they don't have many tables. Food was freshly cooked and very tasty. So good that we returned the next day for a take away lunch. My... More 

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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch and was amazed at how busy it was. If you want to sit in then I'd strongly recommend a booking. We were squeezed into a 45min window between bookings! Another piece of advice - check the specials as there's a wide variety of unusual items for a chip shop. I missed seeing battered monkfish and kicked... More 

Thank Will_HInverness
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch, 4 of us all had different, I had Breaded Haddock and it was the best I have ever had. Service brilliant, food even better. only draw back a long way to go from Devon for fish and chips.

Thank mike G
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had one good meal out this place in the past 2 years and that when I was sitting in. My friend is up visiting from the mainland, so thought we had to take him to the so called best chippy in the U.K. 2015... Normally I would just bite my tongue and just get on with it, but yesterday... More 

Thank Shetland99
London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen this place on the map but not read any reviews. So we went with open minds and empty stomachs. The fish and chips were quite excellent, and as others have stated, the mushy peas come with maximum nostalgia. Reading a couple of the negative reviews, one from someone who apparently arrives after hours and the other from... More 

1 Thank Frank C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read about this place in my inflight magazine, my colleague and I decided we had to try it. Situated in Brae, between our 2 work sites we got the chance to pop in for tea on Thursday night. Unfortunately we were in a rush so we had to order takeaway, but the small cover restaurant was busy enough and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Great service, staff friendly. The location is beautiful, get an amazing view from the cafe. Fish was delicious and the batter was perfect. Chips were non- greasy, although I'd have preferred if they were crispier.

Thank PriyankaSacha
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great choice of menu, tasty food but seating area very small some outside seating which would be popular in good weather. Very busy.

Thank Georgina1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brae ZE2 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Brae
  • Phone Number: +44 1806 522700
No 1 Fish & Chip Shop in the UK 2015 Good Catch award for sustainable practices 2015 Best Eatery in the Highlands & Islands: 2014/15 The most northerly and national award winning fish and chip shop in the UK. Our premises is modern, contemporary and newly purpose built and located in the rural community village of Brae in Shetland, where we are the only fish and chip shop within a 25 mile radius. Our takeaway has full disabled access. We have a 24 seat cafe with excellent sea views and outside seating. We are passionate about sourcing and serving local and sustainable seafood. We offer MSC haddock, mussels, scallops, & crab,also squid, langoustines and many more delicious daily specials. Open 9.30Am - 8pm and Sundays 12pm - 8pm. Honours: Eat Safe Award; Fish2Fork 4.5 Blue fish award; Sustainable Restaurant Association 3 star rating; National Young fish Frier of the Year - Carlyn Kearney Staff Training & Development Award From Field to Frier Award The Amanda Seafood Challenge Fishermen's Mission Fish & Chip shop of the year 2013 for fundraising.

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