The Spiggie Hotel

Restaurants in Shetland

In the kitchen we provide simple, home cooked dishes, making best use of the fantastically fresh local ingredients. For example, our lobsters are caught from the bay you can see from the front window, our lamb could be from the croft next door. The eggs come from our Spiggie chickens and the herbs are grown in our own garden. There is no point trying to fool you that the bananas are from our own plantation - there are just some things that won’t grow in Shetland! However, I can stand in my own dining room and point to the source of most of my main ingredients and that just has to be a good thing. From you first nibble to your last spoonful of dessert, our aim is to delight your taste-buds and ensure you enjoy the Spiggie experience

Looking for restaurants in Shetland? Our menus vary throughout the season and in summer will include lots more fish and seafood varieties depending on what is being landed in the local markets of Lerwick and Scalloway. In low season and throughout the winter for example, we make use of local game and incorporate into more traditional ‘pub food’. Our A la Carte menu is always available for advance bookings. Whatever choice you make, all our food is prepared in our kitchen and cooked to order. We have included a couple of menu examples for your interest. You can always  request a copy of the current menus via email: or view the sample A la Carte and Bar menu. Whilst we do offer a menu to help you consider the food we have on offer, we are also delighted to prepare your favourite dish. Just let us know. It is even more exciting when you catch your own dinner and ask us to cook it for you (hopefully this might be fish)! Now, lets talk vegetarian! There is no point denying that offering varied vegetarian choices in Shetland is not easy if we purely stick to local produce i.e. neeps, tatties and kale. These are great for putting in soups but don’t do much for a Chef’s creative talents. So we will shop for imported vegetables of substitute products and will always have at least a couple of vegetarian options in our menus.

If you are planning a celebration or looking for family restaurants in Shetlands and want to get a few people together for a treat, we can offer

private dinner parties and design your menu with you.

We can seat up to 45 people in the dining room and

would be glad to help make your event special. Planning

a team night out them let us help organise a themed event

for you. We can offer styled menus from different time

periods e.g. 1970‘s. Or, we can offer dishes from

different cuisines from around the world. Whatever

you are looking for, we will do our best to provide, so just ask.

Look out for our special events via our Twitter feed and

our Facebook page.

Come to The Spiggie Hotel when you want restaurants in Shetland. You won't be dissappointed!