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Saxa Vord's Restaurant And Lounge Bar

The Saxa Vord restaurant is open from the 4th of February for evening meals 6pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 12 noon to 4pm for Sunday Carvery. Pre-booking is essential please contact Steve for this and any other enquiries on 01957 711711.

Saxa Vord and Unst Market Garden were winners in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2011 - 'Best Supplier Partnership' category. We have a close working relationship with a number of local suppliers (Shetland Distillery Company, Sonny Priest's 'Valhalla Brewery', Bobby's Bus Shelter Fudge and Foords Chocolates), but our partnership with Unst Market Garden, the UK's most northerly market garden is key to the high quality meals that are served in our seasonal restaurant. Please see www.unstmarketgardens.shetland.co.uk.

The Sergeants’ Mess Lounge Bar

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. 


Saxa Vord is home to The Shetland Distillery Company the most northerly distillery in the UK where the award winning Shetland Reel Gin is made with apple mint grown on Unst. The Valhalla Brewery, is next door where they make the excellent Auld Rock, Island Bere, White Wife, Old Scatness, Sjolmet Stout and Simmer Dim beers.  The Saxa Vord team will make you very welcome and will be delighted to serve you a Valhalla beer or a G&T - or any of the other beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks on offer. 

 Valhalla Beer labels
The Lounge Bar is open every day. Please contact us to check more detailed Opening Times. 

Saxavord Restaurant Nigel at the ready with the Valhalla!

Traditional music at its best - Unst-style! Music and dance are part and parcel of island life on Unst

Comments from our Guestbook:

Very nice stay, lovely staff. Great Restaurant & Bar - Ralph, Luton - August 14

Very comfortable & good food in the restaurant. Friendly helpful staff. Thank you. - Karin & Robin, Sheffield - August 14

It was really nice to stay here - everybody is friendly, the room perfect and the cooking delicious! Go to Hermaness it’s wonderful! - Anne, Paris, France - August 14

Beautiful meal, loved it. We will be back x - Jone & Dave, Brampton - July 14