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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 #128 of 1,855 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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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you're a seafood lover, this is the one place in Edinburgh that you cannot miss. You'll find the freshest, tastiest versions of everything you've ever loved from the ocean here. Go hungry, as portions are huge. Service was solid, but not amazing. Doesn't matter, though, because they could spit in your face and double the prices ... and you'd... More

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London
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Just what you expect from a seafood institution: great seafood with a great atmosphere. Not cheap, always busy; WYSIWYG

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great food, specially seafood platters. Good wine at a great price. Excelent service. Definitely worth it.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My partner and I dined her back in July. A small and cosy restuarant with atmosphere and beautiful decor. Both being seafood fans we had this on our list as a must try and were not disapointed. We both had cullen skink for starters, a very generous portion full of flavour and fish. My partner had the king hand dived... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ship on the Shore is an Edinburgh institution and rightly so. Although it feels a bit dark inside when outside is not an option (such as when it is pouring with rain), the small candles and drinks from the excellent champagne and wine list soon help brighten the room. Service was attentive and friendly. All Three courses - it was... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

4 of us ate here 2 weeks past Sunday and I would have to say it was probably the best seafood that we have ever had. Shetland mussels were outstanding and the half lobsters soft, meaty and juicy. Definetely on our list of eateries to visit when in Edinburgh. And a final word for the very pleasant girls that were... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Ship is a old Leith pub which has been renovated into a seafood and champagne bar. Leith as the old port of Edinburgh has come a long way from its working tradition. The area has been rejuvenated with lots of the old port buildings converted into restuarants and boutique shopping. Leith also boasts a number of Michelin starred restuarants... More

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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437 reviews 437 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Ship on the Shore has never let us down: it maintains its high standards for quality seafood and fish, excellent champagnes and wines at reasonable prices; and friendly attentive service even when they are busy. Our latest visit was no different. We shared a main course serve (£22) of the very best quality scallops and black pudding (and I've... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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418 reviews 418 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Waitresses were moving fast at lunch but more staff arrived. Our Polish waitress was charming and efficient. The main room is quite dark and the furniture bar like and a little cramped. We started with a (shared) main of Scallops and Black Pudding with a nutty side dressing £22 great. We usually have to have The Ships huge Langustine served... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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