21st April 2019
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High costs and competition forces closure of Da Haaf Restaurant

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Da Haaf Restaurant in Scalloway is to close down following a recent growth in competition and high running costs.

The eatery, situated within the North Atlantic Fisheries Centre, has proved a popular choice for many over the years.

However NAFC director David Gray said the restaurant was struggling to cover its overheads.

He refused to be drawn on whether jobs would be lost, insisting staff were still going through a legal consultation process. The restaurant will remain open until that process has been completed.

“Unfortunately, Da Haaf Restaurant has not been viable despite the quality of its food and service, which resulted in very positive feedback from its customers. The business is not making enough money to cover its costs,” he said.

“The competition has increased, there are more eateries in Lerwick and Scalloway, with various places that have opened up in recent times. Also the costs of running a catering establishment have increased.

“The staff of Da Haaf restaurant would like to take this opportunity to thank all of its loyal supporters over the years, both local and visitors to Shetland, for their custom.”


About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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One comment

  1. Inger Johanne

    shame if this outstanding restaurant should close down. I have been a regular visitor from Bergen for more than 10 years, and every time I have taken the opportunity to have delicious fish meals here. Would not hestitate to say this is the most recommandable eating place for good food in Shetland


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