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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 #109 of 1,787 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best way to enjoy this restaurant is on summertime afternoon. Great atmosphere and view to the sore. The portions are amazing and all of the seafood is local. Great fish and chips and lobster sandwich.

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Newark, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The decour was great, the food and wine choices even better! We had a special paella with loads of fresh, tasty seafood!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Exceeded all expectations- food, service both amazing. Had mussels for starter then surf and turf and sticky toffee for dessert. Thankyou

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Ship on the Shore early Saturday evening after walking from Bruntsfield to Leith. The interior is vey nicely decorated although our table for 2 had cramped seating due to very narrow space between the table legs. Wine was good and the slice of cucumber with the sparkling mineral water was certainly the highpoint of the meal. Cullen... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

A really lovely place with a warm and friendly atmosphere We shared the seafood paella which was fabulous. \yes it's pricey but if you want first class seafood then this place is hard to beat. Go on treat yourself.

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did not book a table, and it was Friday evening, but because we were there at 7, we could have a table until 8. For us this was no problem at all, we were tired from visiting Edinburgh and just wanted a nice meal before returning to our airbnb. Staff was very friendly. We ordered half a lobster and... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

If you're in Leith, don't leave without visiting The Ship on the Shore. My boyfriend and I thought at first that it was a bit beyond our budget, but went in for the lunch menu (before 5pm) and stuck to a main and a couple of drinks - which turned out to be more than enough and very well priced... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Ship is immediately warm and welcoming as you soon as you step inside, very professional staff and it was very busy the night we visited even though it was after 9 before we arrived We had booked and given its popularity its very worthwhile to do so The seafood was fabulous, the wine list extensive and in glasses, carafes... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

good service, food and atmosphere would highly recommend t his fish restaurant. 2 of our party had steaks which were not the best. I think seafood is their forte

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had to shoot up to Edinburgh for a funeral in the afternoon so 'obviously' needed something to keep me going! I phoned and booked The Ship and we arrived promptly at 12 noon and were quickly seated in a very comfortable table that was also warm as it was wet and damp outside. Menus, drinks etc. came very quickly served... More

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