After a day exploring Shetland's many fascinating attractions, indulge in a real foodie experience by enjoying the unique and mouth-watering flavours in the islands' many restaurants, cafes and bars. Whatever your palette or budget there is a suitable place for you.
Chefs across Shetland are spoilt for choice when preparing their menus thanks to a fantastic natural larder sourced from both land and sea. Look out for wonderful seafood, beef and lamb, as well as local cheeses, potatoes and island-produced ales.
In the Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick you'll find Hay’s Dock Café and Restaurant, a lovely locale boasting home baking and spectacular views across Lerwick Harbour through floor to ceiling windows.
Head west to Skeld and relax in the café of the Shetland Cheese creamery and sample an excellent selection of mouth-watering dairy produce. Another restaurant where you can enjoy a menu bursting with fresh seasonal Scottish produce is Saxa Vord Restaurant. Situated on Unst, it is the UK's most northerly eatery.
So if you’re after idyllic waterfront restaurants, family-run hotels or delightful cafes, you've come to the right place. Browse the listings to discover more great restaurants and places to eat across Shetland.
The Baltasound Hotel’s Restaurant, a finalist in 2012 Highlands and Islands Restaurant of The Year, invites you to taste the finest cuisine where all the meals are prepared fresh to order using the best quality products Shetland has to offer.