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The Ship on the Shore

#134 of 1,952 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 418
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A winner yet again

Another trip to Edinburgh and it wouldn't be the same without a visit to the Ship. We had the spicy paella, the seafood platter, champagne and yummy wine. Brilliant friendly and welcoming staff as always. Great atmosphere. Love this place. Keep telling everyone about it but really want it to stay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Treb11
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North West
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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664 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

SOTS was well recommended and as we were staying in Leith thought we would give it a try. From the start I wasn't enjoying the experience. Waitress was snooty and corrected me when I asked for my starter incorrectly even-though she knew exactly what I was looking for. My starter of Tempura Oysters (£16.00 €22.08) was very good but my... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Another trip to Edinburgh and it wouldn't be the same without a visit to the Ship. We had the spicy paella, the seafood platter, champagne and yummy wine. Brilliant friendly and welcoming staff as always. Great atmosphere. Love this place. Keep telling everyone about it but really want it to stay my secret!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited TSotS on the final morning of our holiday to Edinburgh. We had a lovely breakfast and the service was fantastic. Really loved this waterside restaurant, nicely decorated and were even given a little bit of fudge with our morning cup of tea. We didn't get the chance to eat here but I am sure it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had been meaning to visit The Ship on the Shore at Leith for a while, having walked past it and peered in a number of times. The decor inside is warm and attractive old panelled wood walls, with a traditional bar dividing the dining area. I wondered whether it had once been a pub, but the staff thought it... More 

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great location to eat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Tremendous seafood selection and bar in itself is well worth a visit. The non-seafood selections on the menu are also very good indeed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Shared a hot seafood platter for 2 here tonight. Really nice place with great paintings on the wall and a good feel. It was quiet but then it was a monday night. Can imagine it would be be really atmospheric on a busy weekend. Good service and would definitely return.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Leith is a great place to visit as a compliment to a trip to Edinburgh - lovely change of atmosphere. Sunday lunch at The Ship was a wonderful experience - not many restaurants are this memorable for the right reasons! If you enjoy shell fish in particular you will be in your heaven! (Saying that roast beef was also on... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved the breakfast here. the eggs royale were great and the staff were very friendly and helpful even though we didnt have a reservation and it seemed fairly full.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We loved this restaurant, where staff were friendly and helpful. There was a lovely atmosphere on the evening that we visited. The food was delicious; we will definitely be back!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just popped into this place on a visit to Leith, fabulous ambience and food, delighted to find it, staff and drinks were great

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?