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Ophelia Mar

#717 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Portobello, EH15 1AN 78 Portobello High Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AN, Scotland
+44 7771 177251
17:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Visited Ophelia Mar for the first time yesterday based on favourable reviews from a local facebook group. The service was excellent, the food was absolutely delicious, we had the sea bass and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Will definitely go back.

1 Thank nooyoik
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Was here with a large group - service was delightful if a bit slow. Food very tasty indeed. Really worth giving this place a try.

1 Thank h_leith
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We choose this place off the back of the excellent reviews we read but I have to say it really didn't live up to the hype for us. Firstly I have to say that while both the waitress and the owner were really lovely, the service was quite poor; we had to ask each time we wanted anything, I came... More 

2 Thank Michele R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! We booked last minute and extremely happy we did. The food is perfectly cooked, authentic and delicious! Will defiantly be back with friends to spread the word!

1 Thank Ecostew22
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Spent the evening with friends at the table in the window. Great to see the world go by whilst dining. There was a good selection of food. Well presented. Perfectly cooked. Starter, main and sweet for under £20 each. B.Y.O.B. Corkage charged at a reasonable price. £3 for wine. £2 for soft drinks. Great service and a friendly atmosphere. I... More 

1 Thank Dave_Connelly
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Visited on Friday night for the first time after hearing good feedback about this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, especially the starters and desserts. The waitress was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Very relaxed atmosphere and we weren't rushed. Will be back.

1 Thank alidonnelly
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I said in my last review that we would be back, and we have been! Again, we were very happy at Ophelia Mar, the waitress could not have been more friendly, letting us in before opening time and keeping a table for us by the window while we went to the off licence to BYOB. I had the duck rice... More 

1 Thank geordie8258
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I can't recommend this little restaurant enough. We had a personal warm welcome from our chef and felt a part of her family immediately. The food was incredibly tasty. You can literally taste the love. We left full, nourished and a lot happier! BYOB is a bonus. We will be back.

1 Thank Hazel M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I've been meaning to try this Bistro for a while, and just sorry I didn't take the opportunity before this. The food was excellent, the menu is varied and interesting Portuguese food. All of the food we had was extremely tasty and certainly good value. The fact that it is BYOB is an added bonus. Our waiter was very pleasant... More 

2 Thank Scotchick2
Warwick, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting Edinburgh and staying out of town in Portobello we came across Opehlia Mar, what a delight. An unpretentious and lovely place to indulge in home cooked Portuguese dishes. The food was excellent so we had to try the desserts. Byob meant we could make use of the well stocked wine merchants across the road. We enjoyed everything about our... More 

1 Thank 126lhr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
European, Portuguese, Fusion
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portobello, EH15 1AN 78 Portobello High Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 177251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?