Food & Drink

Eat and relax in the restaurant and lounge bar. Enjoy the best of local produce.


Delicious and homely gastro pub meals are the order of the day. During the season we are open from 6-9pm, welcoming of solo travellers to large family bookings and everything in between. The menu has a wide choice with fresh ingredients from the sea to the land.

On Sundays from 12-3 we host a warming and hearty carvery which can be booked by calling us on 01957 711711.

(Please note menus will change throughout the season)

Opening times:

Summer opening times (May - September):
Open daily from 6-9 pm with Sunday carvery available from 12 - 3 pm / 6 - 9 pm.
Booking is advised during this busy time of year.

Winter opening times (September - April):

The Saxa Vord Restaurant and lounge bar will now be closed for the winter, we would like to thank everyone for supporting us during the season and hope to see you all next season.

Delicious and homely bar meals are the order of the day.

(Please note menus will change throughout the season)

Starters include: Homemade soups and crusty bread, seared duck with a cherry compote made with Shetland Reel Gin.........Prices range from £4.50 to £6.95.

Main Courses include: Saxa Vord's Fish and Chips in Valhalla Beer Batter; Highland chicken breast stuffed with haggis, Shetland Lamb Shank that melts in the mouth and Sirloin steaks.......... We also cater for vegetarians and all dietary needs..........Prices range from £9.50 to £18.50.

Desserts include: Homemade warm chocolate brownies, Banoffee Tartlet and red wine poached pears with cinnamon..........Prices range from £5.50

Chidren's menu also available.

Call or email to book a table.


The cafe is nestled inside a fascinating museum which showcases the history of the buildings and the surrounding area. A perfect place to re-energise with a cup of tea or coffee and perhaps a slice of delicious cake or an ever popular tray bake treat.

The cafe also offers hot and cold meals from chunky fresh sandwiches, to wholesome homemade soups, jacket potatoes and more.

Opening times:
This cafe and museum operates seasonally and is open from May - September, 10am - 4pm.

Shetland Reel:

Saxa Vord is also home to Shetland Reel Gin and Blended Malt Whisky. The distillery was setup by two couples - Debbie and Frank Strang and Stuart and Wilma Nickerson - to produce Shetland's first single malt whisky and to be the most northerly in the UK. Over the last three years they have developed a range of island inspired gin and blended malt whisky that have received international acclaim. With the gin being exported across the world, plans are now in place to install the whisky stills and start the distillation of the single malt.

With a range of gin on offer there is something for everyone. The Original recipe uses the sweet scented leaves of apple mint grown and harvested on Unst whilst the Ocean Sent used bladderwrack seaweed foraged from the shores to create a smooth savoury finish. Reflecting the long summer evenings the Simmer Gin takes lots of citrus, caraway and a hint of liquorice to create bittersweet notes and if you're looking for something truly special they produce Up Helly Aa; a cask aged navy strength gin.

To discover more the distillery opens it's doors from April - September for guided tours and tastings. Tours run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12noon and last approx. 1 hour. You get to taste the full range so don't forget a designated driver, or better yet reserve a night at the resort. Bookings are advisable so give them a call on 01957 711 217.