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The Ship on the Shore

#144 of 1,816 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Great Seafood in Edinburgh, even Scottish Lobster!

We had dinner here tonight and enjoyed the atmosphere of an authentic, Leith restaurant. Right across the street is a waterway that has a few small boats, just to get you in the mood. We started with a couple of Scotch's, mine an Oban. Both were very good. We decided to have the smoked platter as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Donald M
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here tonight and enjoyed the atmosphere of an authentic, Leith restaurant. Right across the street is a waterway that has a few small boats, just to get you in the mood. We started with a couple of Scotch's, mine an Oban. Both were very good. We decided to have the smoked platter as an appetizer, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch had the hot sea food platter which stated was for two but three of us struggled to eat it all so looked pricey but did feed 3 - very fresh and tasted great - worth the taxi ride

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I love seafood and always enjoy eating here. It has a bistro atmosphere and the food is always reliable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A busy welcoming atmosphere with good service. Specialising in fish the menu is very good, for fish lovers. A good selection of champagne and sparkling wines also. The food was great and well presented and very tasty. We thought the price reasonable too. I our second visit did not disappoint. Would definitely go back and recomend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What to say? The atmosphere here is amazing... Perfect decor for a seafood joint. Wine was excellently chosen and the ultimate seafood feast was presented for us... Definitely a returner if back in Edinburgh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great seafood and service, the main room can get very busy and was a little cramp but didn;t detract from waht was a spectacular seafood platter for sharing between two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We live locally and have sat outside the ship on the shore for drinks before which is in a lovely setting. My husband had champagne breakfast here the morning of our wedding with his groomsmen and raved about how tasty it was so we went again for breakfast recently. I asked for something off the menu (scrambled eggs with sausage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to this restaurant because Fishers was full but we were very happy we did. The food was brilliant and the service very friendly and efficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited on a Wednesday night and the place was packed which was always a good sign,friendly staff and a great ambience,we had the champagne and oysters to start with which-were excellent could have eaten more,for the main we had lobster and steak which was cooked to perfection,the restaurant is situated by the harbour in Leith,if you get a chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great decor and atmosphere, even on a rainy day. Service is great. They are very busy at the weekend, but find the time to chat with you. The food - excellent. Leith is a bit of a treck for us, given we have amazing restaurants at the end of our road, but this place is my new favourite. Lobster, (sourced... More 

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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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