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Waterfront Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
+44 1595 695515
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was in tonight 3 of December for staff party the sharing starter wasn't very good mushrooms where frozen the type you'd buy in Iceland no bread with the starter I had lion of pork that I couldn't eat far to much cumin in it and was very drie over cooked where the vegetables where still raw very under cook cheesecake... More 

Thank Kieran C
Robertaberdeen, Manager at Waterfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Not sure if you were in the waterfront bar and grill, as we served 80 plus dinners in the evening, as well as 180 in the function room! All food cooked to order, never frozen.nothing drawn to our attention at the time, table seemed happy and complimentary. Sorry it wasn't to your personal taste. More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend recently went here and had our 2 young daughters with us. The lady who served us was lovely and really friendly with the kids. She immediately came over to us and gave them crayons and paper to colour in with while we decided what they would have to eat. When ordering she also made sure the... More 

Thank LerrikLass23
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've been here a few times for dinner. Food is always good, and served promptly by friendly, chatty waiting staff. I feel it is lacking, somehow, in atmosphere. Perhaps it's the lighting or the music, but I feel they could definitely do something to brighten the place up a little bit.

Thank Matthew A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went here last Sunday whilst visiting family in Shetland great meal good service the chips were great the fish great in fact everyone had a great meal.

Thank crockett11111
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The a waterfront Bar & Grill is a lovely restaurant in the Shetland Hotel. It has lovely views out over Lerwick harbour. It is very nicely decorated. The menu has a large selection to suit all tastes. Service can be very slow when busy but the good food makes up for the long wait.

Thank Sheltie2014
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Lovely setting and the food was great. Really enjoyed my meal, would recommend the salmon. Staff were friendly

Thank victoriascobie
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Came here with family to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary, really glad we did. We all enjoyed our meal the service was excellent and enjoyable. Dishes were a decent size, great prices too. Highly recommend, we will certainly be back.

Thank Shetland74
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

visited this restaurant recently with friends - food was very nice unfortunately our waiters' first language was not english - had no idea how to help us choose a bottle of wine (we only asked him to reccomend a white wine that wasn't too dry) - i ordered haddock and asked if i could have salad instead of mushy peas... More 

Thank louise3759
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

My wife and I recently visited this wonderful restaurant.The staff are very pleasant,the food is wonderful and the atmosphere is superb.

Thank Gary B
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant, the food is amazing and very good portion sizes, the staff are very welcoming, very nice decor and very clean

Thank Cooper;Mrs.mich... C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holmsgarth Road | The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 695515
  • This restaurant is at The Shetland Hotel
The Waterfront Bar and Grill at The Shetland Hotel has a wide choice of lunch and dinner options from an exyensive menu of contemporary informal dining; the website has the latest menu online at all times, with daily specials in addition.

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