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The Ship on the Shore

#136 of 1,799 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good seafood -- fun ambience!

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The mussels, crab salad, trout and sea bass were all excellent. The servers were very friendly and quite attentive. The place does get large crowds so a reservation is highly recommended! They do really 'pack you in' tight so be prepared to be a little squished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The mussels, crab salad, trout and sea bass were all excellent. The servers were very friendly and quite attentive. The place does get large crowds so a reservation is highly recommended! They do really 'pack you in' tight so be prepared to be a little squished. But that might just be that since I'm... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After reading all the reviews of Edinburgh seafood establishments we chose this one and I'm supremely happy we did. Everything from their Glenmorangie smash to their cheesecake dessert was yummy!! As usual we over ate!! Started with a delectable half dozen oysters with a house made mignotte. Presented perfectly. Moved onto the smoked fish platter which included a variety of... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, excellent service and great seafood. A definite must in Edinburg, staff clearly enjoys working there, enthusiastic and knowledgable. Food was absolutely top notch and plenty-full. And we were plenty full when we left.

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Tønsberg, Norge
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

After a hectic morning with a long walk in the Botanic Garden travelling with the Majestic Tour bus from the centre of town, it was suddenly lunch time. We jumpet off the bus close to the old Harbour town of Leith, and walked along the dock area getting real hungry. As Norwegians we are always looking for excellent seafood, when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Don't even think about thinking about whether to go. Just go. Had a lovely evening, with delicious food and wine, and friendly but professional service. I had the sea trout with broadband and asparagus risotto, and lobster oil. Yum. But DH had the surf and turf and it's a sign of a good kitchen that can make something so simple... More 

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Sembrancher
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went there on a business dinner, great fresh food, excellent quality, good service and niceamosphere!

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Brentwood, England
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Simple menu which includes the freshest of seafood, beautifully prepared and presented. Excellent wine list to accompany dishes. Friendly, attentive staff. Lovely surroundings. Only disappointment was the chips, pale and slightly underdone, otherwise all delicious! Also enjoyed the cheeseboard.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ask for a table outside over looking the canal if it's a nice day, the lobster, surf n turf, prawns and oysters were amazing, steak cooked rare to perfection. It's best to book. This place is the. Best I've eaten in alongside the witchery.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We done our first meal when we arrived Edinburgh. The fish and chips impressed me and the beef and lobster sandwiches is wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I can see that local reviewers have all had very good experiences at this well located, very attractive seafood restaurant. At this New Yorker to the list – it's as nice a place as any we have in Manhattan. Very friendly service, absolutely fresh fare, and good wines to go along with it.

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Additional Information about The Ship on the Shore

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

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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