Held in community halls throughout the summer, Sunday Teas raise funds for good causes. Pay a small entrance fee and help yourself to delicious home bakes and savoury bannocks (a Shetland speciality). It’s not unusual to see several tables covered in all sorts of cakes and attentive tea and coffee bearers ensure your cup is never empty. A welcome treat after a morning exploring wild beaches, Sunday Teas are also a great way to experience the vibrancy of community life in Shetland.
Tea venues are advertised in the back pages of the weekly Shetland Times.
Shetland's former capital is a village with 1,000 inhabitants and a small but busy boatyard. Very much a working community, Scalloway has much to attract the visitor in terms of history. Its hotel, located between the equally excellent museum and second hand bookstore/post office, offers great food at good prices. Much use is made of local produce, and the cuisine is Scottish/French - good attention to detail, and very attentive and friendly service. The hotel provides separate public bar and dining room - and the food can be enjoyed in either. The dining room has an air of formality about it, but is very family friendly. An imaginative menu, good cooking, and throughtful presentation. Three courses for two plus wine, coffee and an excellent selection of local cheeses - just under £100. Highly recommended.
Main St, Scalloway, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
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