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Fishers in the City

#132 of 1,821 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Town
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58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 225 5109
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Bordeaux, France
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Fishers on a Saturday nite with a group of six. All enjoyed their meals. Mussels, Chowder and Fish and Chips being the highlights of our group. Attentive service even though it was a busy resturant. A pleasant evening.

Thank Ian G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a fantastic 3 course meal at Fishers! From the slice of the salmon to the perfectly seared scallops- don't forget the ice cream! Friendly and engaging staff.

Thank Randy H
Harpenden, England
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, quick and welcoming service and reasonably priced for business. I have been here many times before and never been disappointed. They seem to know how to please. Will continue to go back. Good enough for senior business but not expensive or posh for personal meals. I am sure evening is good too. Close to George Street offices.

Thank Fujishimo
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food v good staff perfect price also v good lovely friendly and warming place to eat will be back fish delicious

Thank Gwenyth H
Binfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Fishers as a group at the end of a long week. The service and the people in Fishers are a joy. Always smiling, always helpful and knowledgeable. Friends had the fish and chips which was beautifully cooked, I had the sampler plate which has some wonderful flavours on it. The mains were fantastic. The desserts for me... More 

Thank Snowy_howells
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and very friendly helpful staff so much so we chose to eat hear twice despite lots of other nice restaurants

Thank welovegoodfood11
West Calder, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a business meal in the evening, entertaining some clients recently and overall, I was not impressed. First the table wasn't ready for us but they quickly sorted that. 2 of the mains were delivered without their accompanying side dishes and the meals were almost finished before the side dishes appeared. We decided to end the evening enjoying a... More 

Thank Dyet92
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Edinburgh on Monday and decided to go for a wander and look for somewhere we had not eaten before for lunch. We basically found this restaurant by pure chance and what a find! Excellent choice of food on the 3 course lunch menu and really good choice of wines on offer, found our favourite Italian red which we... More 

Thank Gillybaby2k10
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for lunch on a Wednesday. We had a buggy and they gave us a quiet area. Friendly staff and very professional attitude.. will be back!

Thank Darragh C
Courbevoie, France
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for the special platter of seafood. Once installed, they tell us this dish is no more available... (how come?) Despite of it, and being very desappointed, I choose another dish, to finally hear again it is not available either.... How can this situation happen in a specialized seafood restaurant? They replied to me they don't... More 

Thank Delicatessene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$62
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 5109
At Fishers in the City our ethos is simple;
honest food, great service and a relaxed
dining experience.
Set in an old converted warehouse on
Thistle Street, the contemporary surroundings
offer the perfect venue for any
occasion from a Hot Shellfish Platter to a
bowl of mussels on the run. Daily
specials, set lunch/ pre-theatre menu
and our extensive wine list complement
our fresh, seasonal menus.The a la carte
menu is available all day, everyday, and
of course our Fishers Favourites menu
has our guests coming back time and
time again.
Open ALL day EVERY day.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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