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Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill at Orocco Pier

#777 of 1,952 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Scottish
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17 High Street, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 (0)131 331 1298
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great night

Had the most amazing night at Orroco Pier on Saturday night our waitress Bailey was really nice and very attentive Chris at the bar was chatty and helpful.The food we ordered was of a very high standard. A little time in between courses but remember its good food not fast food and who cares when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Marjorie H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing night at Orroco Pier on Saturday night our waitress Bailey was really nice and very attentive Chris at the bar was chatty and helpful.The food we ordered was of a very high standard. A little time in between courses but remember its good food not fast food and who cares when the view and atmosphere are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Think this place is living on its reputation.Sure the location and view is stunning but our service on Saturday night was poor.We had to call the waiter after almost finishing our meal to order wine and our string fries were under cooked. Give yourselves a,shake?

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Dunfermline, Fife
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My partner and I went to Samphire for lunch yesterday afternoon. I'd definitely recommend booking ahead for a table at the window, lovely views. Really nice atmosphere, staff can't do enough for you and the food was delicious..especially the smoked haddock with creamy mash and a cheese sauce. For desert we had the peanut butter cheese cake and dark chocolate... More 

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Burntisland, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

had an lovely evening out with friends at Samphire at Orocco Pier on Sat 28th feb. Serves was very good and food tasty. The only disappointing thing about our meals was the cheese board. To charge £8.95 for 4 small pieces of cheese was over the top. The slices were almost as thin as I would put on a sandwich.... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Invited here for a meal on a Friday evening meal excellent service,excellent food maybe a bit over priced for everything but definitely a good experience with excellent views (perhaps that explains the pricing).The Sea Bass as was cooked to perfection, all in all well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The setting is stunning. The service excellent. Food was really good too. Best oysters I've ever had. Steaks perfectly cooked. You get what you pay for and this is quite pricey and really, really good.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very disappointed again in this restaurant. Embarrassing when you take someone out for a special lunch. This place definitely rates itself higher than it should. Won't be back.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had promised never to return to Orocco Pier after a very disappointing Christmas Lunch in 2013, however it was my Mum's choice of venue for her birthday lunch on 23rd January 2015. Very disappointing food. The ricotta cheese starter was bland - no hint of lemon and cold, greasy wantons. The chicken main was very overlooked. Dry and tough,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Food quality is ok. Crab fish cakes to start, not made by a chef I'm certain they had been cooked from frozen. Lamb main course was tiny! I was honest with a member of staff when she asked how my meal was, I said politly it was nice but very small, another member of staff came over to address my... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Simply a fantastic experience. Lovely looking restaurant with nice staff. Food is good, just shy of great and quite expensive. However, it is definitely worth a visit, especially if any guys looking to treat a girlfriend, partner, wife or mistress ;-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 High Street, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)131 331 1298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 57
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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