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Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill at Orocco Pier

17 High Street, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 (0)131 331 1298
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Ranked #503 of 1,824 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $57 - $57
Cuisines: Scottish
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Great seafood, lots of choice, great views over the water - a highlight of the meal. The staff are smiling and quick to attend tables. Looking forward to another visit.

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Tayport. Fife
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112 reviews 112 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Amazing meal and amazing views. Nice atmosphere. Very helpful and friendly staff. Nothing to much bother. Good Veggie Options. Very good quality. Lovely table by window with great views of the Forth and the Bridges.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I returned to Orocco Pier - this time for breakfast. Was very fresh, yummy and filling! On arrival, we were seated at a nice table by the window as requested upon booking. The view was breathtaking. The staff were very friendly and cheery for so early in the morning! We were asked if we would like drinks... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is, without doubt, the nicest restaurant in South Queensferry and for me, one of the nicest in the Edinburgh area I have eaten plenty of times in the Antico area next door and it is also very good for the more informal sort of events like just wanting to pop in for a cheeky bite to eat and drink,... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was our first visit to Orocco Pier for a small family celebration. From entering the restaurant the staff were so helpful, friendly and made us feel very welcome, even though we all arrived at different times. The service was first class and very attentive. The food itself was delicious and the fish in beer batter was fresh and melted... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Liked the views over the Forth. Food was OK - predictable contemporary menu - nothing inspiring and definitely not top end cuisine. Service was good. So, in summary - an OK place to eat. Think this is the problem, it's good but not great. Not inspiring. Not an exciting place to go. Would be interesting to see this place take... More

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Popped in to this restaurant in the very late afternoon and decided to have a 2 coarse meal(soup and curry). It was ok I suppose but that was about it. We had a long wait of around 40mins before the soup arrived and then another half hour for the main course. We had to ask on both courses as to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First time at Orocco Pier. I had heard great things about the food and it didn't disappoint. It has an informal bar area, function room and restaurant. It's a 10 minute drive (without traffic) from the West edge of Edinburgh but longer from city centre. I had a business dinner in the restaurant. The staff were very attentive and we... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

My best friend lives nearby and travelled up for a night of food and drinks. I was not disappointed with the Samphire!! We had a booth near the kitchen which looked clean and well managed and were quickly taken to our table and ordered our drinks. Nothing was too much effort either. We ordered the black pudding and potato stack... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This restaurant, part of the Orocco Hotel, is just on the Firth of Forth,at South Queensferry, as its name suggests, and has lovely views of the water. Good for a meal after a brisk walk along the seafront! Decor - chic and up-to-date. Staff very friendly and attentive and chef changed the menu slightly to suit my tastes. Six of... More

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