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2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
+44 131 226 1888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (276 reviews)
“lemon sole” (90 reviews)
“tempura squid” (56 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Edinburgh for a long weekend went here after visiting the castle . (Only 5 mins walk away ) Had superb oysters, lobster and great service in this busy restaurant ..perfect for us pescatarians

Thank Zoey P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've sort of reached the limit to the seemingly endless establishments offering Scottish fare, so we were extremely happy to have dined at Ondine. Though located on a busy street, the dining area itself is on the second floor which provided a nice view of...More

1  Thank LarrySF0523
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not quite up to expectation. Visited tonight with my husband and daughter , starters of three types of oysters and tempura calamari were great as were 2 of the mains ,haddock and chips,and the halibut were good but the turbot had to be returned to...More

1  Thank Bronwyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the restaurant is ok. We found service to be a little slow and needed to remind the maitre de that we were sitting for 30 minutes. Once they discovered we were there, then the service was fine.

1  Thank BergenTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I organised a special lunch for my sister and her husband for their birthdays at Ondine. The restaurant could not have done more to make the lunch so special for them. Fantastic food, attentive service and beautiful wine. Highly recommend

1  Thank TB227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as a solo traveler for oyster happy hour and was not disappointed! Attentive service and tasty food!

1  Thank christinelizabeth613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptionally good food and drinks, very helpful staff, spectacular evening and well worth every penny!

Thank JohnChua1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

problems: 1. can't cook risotto. 2. no fish knives. in a fish restaurant. just long thin knives. very odd. 3. got charged for 2 bottles of wine when I should have been charged for 2 glasses of wine. caught it and it was recorded, to...More

1  Thank jggrant2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 6 celebrated my husbands 60th birthday here. We were promptly ushered to a well situated round table. We were served an excellent bottle of champagne as a surprise gift from close friends. After this wonderful welcome we waited quite a while for...More

1  Thank fourkidsNyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thankfully, although we did not have a reservation for dinner, they were able to serve us at the bar!! The food and service were excellent!! I need to eat gluten free and they were easily able to accommodate me! They even brought me my own...More

1  Thank Terri L
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Christopher W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah Yes, it’s a sharing dish and, as I remember, includes just about everything including shellfish. I loved the place, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Kind Regards Christopher
7 August 2016|
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Response from kubula | Reviewed this property |
Yes always best to make a booking as always very busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 1888
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