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At the Ship on the Shore, seafood capital of Edinburgh, we have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the freshest and most extraordinary Scottish fish and seafood and we take great pride in using the freshest, which arrives daily and is harvested from sustainable stocks, we love this gift from nature's larder and wanted to share what we enjoy with you, our fellow travellers. Our approach is simple really; we offer the finest ingredients, passionately prepared and expertly presented. We serve 5pm-10pm.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Scottish, Seafood, European
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

Had a lovely meal here. Beautiful room, stylish and cosy at the same time. I had the special salmon with lobster bisque which was really good. I hope so much that diners come back as soon as possible once restrictions are lifted. Classy place and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 October 2020

Well, they do great fish! The atmosphere is great, service good, decor stacks up, location is spot on. My son's fish was better then my fish pie and the range of beers seems a bit limited, but it's a very enjoyable experience and well-priced compared...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

A wonderful find with a good choice of menu from fresh oysters to fish cakes and beyond. We found the service to be warm, friendly, attentive and efficient. A good selection of cocktails and cosy atmosphere with quirky features adorning the walls. Food was excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 7 October 2020

Been several times now to this restaurant Food is incredible and all the staff are very friendly and attentive Always a pleasure to come

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

We had a delicious meal here, with brilliant cocktails and gorgeous fresh seafood. Service was charming.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Seafood and fish. No nonsense. High quality. Good wines. If you just want fabulous seafood look no further.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

I am not a seafood fan and find the pretense of most seafood restaurants off-putting. While this initially appears to be a typical seafood restaurant, there was something different about it. We were looking for a light lunch and the cullen skink that I had...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

I brought my husband here for his birthday and we were blown away by the excellent service, both attentive and friendly without being intrusive - everyone was really welcoming and smiling. Then the food! We ordered fruits de mer and it was delicious. The best...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

This is a nice restaurant in an attractive setting near the shore in Leith. The food is good - my wife’s smoked seafood platter was superb and I enjoyed the mussels and chips, Cullen Skink is a particular favourite of mine and it was pleasant,...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020

This is honestly the bet seafood I’ve found in Scotland. Very expansive menu with lots of Scottish-sourced seafood. Good atmosphere, good wine. It’s a special occasion meal and you want to turn up with an empty belly! I will definitely be returning when I’m next...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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18 August 2020|
Response from Markeverett | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere I the area - the restrictions are not bad
Joanna J
29 July 2018|
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Response from Stuartkerr | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive at the cruise ocean terminal in Edinburgh you will needs taxi or bus to transit. I am not sure about wheel chair access. From m what I recall there are no steps to negotiate to enter the restaurant.
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    The Ship on the Shore is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5