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“Gourmet seafood at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ondine

Ondine
Ranked #144 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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“Gourmet seafood at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We have been dining at Ondine on a number of occasions and this time we were a party of 10 and dined in the private dining room with a round table, perfect for 10 friends. Everything about Ondine is great, food, service and ambiance. We will be back again, but beware, book early, this place is very popular and deservedly so.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Sam W
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“Seafood heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

if your a seafood eater like me, then definitely do not miss Ondine when in Edinburgh. Not your traditional Scottish fare, this is upscale but DELISH! We had the mixed seafood platter to begin, some things i had never tried before, but nothing was left on the plate. We knew we wanted to try some of Edinburgh's fine dining when we arrived in the city, being New Yorkers, and this restaurant did not disappoint. Right in the heart of the city off the Royal Mile. MMMMMM!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank miggz123
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Linlithgow, Scotland
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“The One That Got Away”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Had wanted to visit here for ages so chose it for the celebration of the birth of my new granddaughter and the wedding anniversary of good friends. It seemed only right to order a bottle of champagne so I called ahead to order and pay for it as a treat for the four of us. Sadly it wasn't ready on arrival and I was underwhelmed by the response when I raised this with the staff. Over 15 minutes before the bottle arrived and it spent most of that time sitting on the bar.

Instead we were 'offered' someone else's gin and tonic - more of that later.

Service was generally slow all night and things also arrived out of sequence e.g. starter before wine. It was 40 minutes before our starters arrived too!

At this point I must state that the food was excellent although the minimal non-fish options could be off-putting to some. It isn't cheap so better service should certainly be expected.

When the bill arrived our old friend the Gin & Tonic re-appeared and had to be deleted after we complained. Like an earlier writer we did make our views on the service known but the response seemed to be one of disinterest.

So, overall lovely food spoiled by poor service and attitude. Over-confidence?

Visited August 2014
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3 Thank John2France
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Put quite simply, one of the best meals we've ever eaten.
From the pre-meal basket of bread served with room temperature butter(others please take note, a simple task but one so often missed), to the coffees afterwards, we enjoyed every mouthful.
Dressed Dunbar Crab, 10/10. Tempura Oysters with Dipping Sauce, 10/10. Grilled Scallops with Tomato and Basil salad, 10/10. Lobster Thermidor with thin chips,10/10. Both desserts were excellent also, special mention for the Rum and Raisin Ice-Cream served with a shot of Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Service was very professional and unfussy. We'll definitely return.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank BOBMAC69
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Festival Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Excellent service,food and surroundings. The food was outstanding and very good value. We chose the three course set lunch for £19.95 pp and were very impressed. Good portion sizes and beautifully presented. Well done Ondine. Would highly recommend. Already looking forward to my next visit .

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Lorraine M
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