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The Ship on the Shore

#130 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Chowder, Seafood
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24-26 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
+44 131 555 0409
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 438
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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 11
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ship shape

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit this Saturday night. We had made a booking earlier in the week and could only get a table for half past 9, however the table was not ready and we waited 10 minutes or so to be seated, but were invited to sit at the bar. Barman very nice and polite. Waiter was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Rebecca B
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit this Saturday night. We had made a booking earlier in the week and could only get a table for half past 9, however the table was not ready and we waited 10 minutes or so to be seated, but were invited to sit at the bar. Barman very nice and polite. Waiter was very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The place had atmosphere although it was only five o'clock and there were plenty of empty tables. The waiters were great and attentive and it had a real continental feel. The prices were mid range to high but the standard of food was top notch. Had a relaxed holiday vibe although everything was professional and classy. What made it perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this place. Based on the docks at Leith, you could imagine you were in the South of France or Paris. The service was friendly and highly efficient- like the best Parisian restaurants I've been to. They have an inspiring selection of wine, champagne, cocktails and liqueurs. It is a seafood restaurant and the choices range from a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our last evening of our trip to Edinburgh left us kind of frustrated at trying to get into any one of the many restaurants that require reseverations that we failed at after 3 days. So, we did what any one should do - looked up on the web the top 10 restaurants and stumbled upon The Ship on the Shore.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent lunchtime experience. Super menu with great choice across fish and seafood on both courses. Servings were generous and quality was high. The king scallops with black pudding and mango salsa was superb and a particular highlight. The atmosphere oozes warmth and understated class - service was first class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went for lunch and we both had the queen scallops and then the surf and turf club sandwich. Both courses were amazing and can't wait to go back! Friendly service, hadn't booked but fitted in. Great day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Came here for my boyfriends birthday,we had a hot seafood platter for 2,it was massive and everything tasted amazing! Very quick service and the staff were lovely, really nice relaxed atmosphere in the restuarant,when we ordered the baked alaska for pudding, they put a candle on top and wished my boyfriend happy birthday,we were really touched,it was lovely of them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have visited this restaurant a few times now and have never been disappointed. From the first drink to the meal and to the last drop of wine the staff were very attentive. A pleasure to eat here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Our pot of muscles was prepared perfectly. these people clearly care about serving excellent seafood. The ambience was very good and the service was pleasing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This restaurant has a nice ambiance. Starters and main courses were delightful. Waiters were friendly. We didn't had to wait despite it was full.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24-26 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 0409

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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