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The Ship on the Shore

24-26 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
+44 131 555 0409
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Ranked #135 of 1,842 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Dining with a view over the Shore in Leith or even sitting outside in the summer is a rare treat in Edinburgh. And so was the special evening with a charming friend, a wonderful experience and a rare treat indeed. From the welcoming,well chilled glass of champagne on arrival to the lemon sole, which could not be faulted, or the... More

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Preston
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145 reviews 145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Don't go if you don't like shellfish. The main focus of their menu. We had the platter which would easily have served 3 with perhaps extra fries. The crab and langoustine amazing. Tables are a little over packed and small for the platters which is a slight negative as is the price. Cocktails were good though as was service. Went... More

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Livingston
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was after 9 p.m. when we arrived at 'The Ship on The Shore' in Leith. Earlier in the evening they had been turning people away but we were able to get a table. The food is not cheap but was delicious. It is predominately a fish restaurant but other choices were available. The service was spot on, prompt without... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Met my friend with her toddler here for lunch & was delighted how caring the staff were. They doted over the baby & tried to make sure the coffee grinder noise wouldn't wake her up when she dropped off! Food was good - lobster & rib eye club sandwich & chowder went down well. The reason for 4/5 is that... More

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On the move
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for a lunchtime meal with friends on a sunny weekday. Fairly quiet inside but quite full on the outside tables. Good selection of seafood but nothing really special and I thought the prices a little high.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had the Surf & Turf meal which was beautiful and all other meals were nice but not sure if you get good value for money as my Mums and girlfriends meals left them still pretty hungry. The cost of their meals were over £20 each so would have expected a decent portion. Overall the restaurant, staff and meals were... More

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Edinburgh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Decided last minute to go out for dinner and was not disappointed by the great reviews which lead us to The Ship! If in Edinburgh, it's a must. The food & service was exceptional - mussels delicious as were the scallops main course - not sparing on portion size either!! The food is well priced and when you are served... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I arrived on a Wednesday evening and was given a table quickly. Unfortunately the quirky individual table (all different) didn't offer me sufficient leg room, perhaps made for a shorter population, and I was offered an alternative which was a little better. The service was helpful and timely. Sadly with the exception of a lighter footed waitress, the waiters were... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

By far one of the best meals I've had in Edinburgh, the service also was brilliant. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Leith/Edinburgh.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Service was impeccable and food was spot on! Seafood platter is extensive and cooked very well; whether you like yours shellfish cold or warm. We had a delicious and perfectly chilled Chablis to go with our great, and filling, meal. Not pretentious at all (as others in the city seem to be heading), well worth the visit if you're after... More

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