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Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill at Orocco Pier

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17 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 331 1298
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere with a lively buzz in the restaurant. Menu quite limited but something to suit everyone but please read the description of the dishes carefully. Cocktail of prawns was not what I expected - no Marie Rose sauce but lots of lettuce and an advocado sauce - would have preferred an old fashioned prawn cocktail. Overall meal was good,... More 

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Thank Ann S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous food, good wine, great staff, views over the bridge. The experience was one not to forget quickly and looking forward to my next visit

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Thank LordGlencoe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of 4 had visited Orocco Pier previously, so knew that an advance reservation would be essential for Saturday night and so it proved. We were shown to our table at the rear of the restaurant and we're given time to peruse the predominantly Seafood-based Menu. Drinks were delivered without error and order taken for Starters & Mains -... More 

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Thank scotsas21
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us looked forward to a lovely meal for a speacial occasion so we decided to book the Samphire restaurant. What a disappointment! The service was very good and in particular the maitre d' was friendly and organised. The food however was very average indeed. I will skip the starters for the purpose of this review and concentrate on... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, nice setting, helpful staff but main course had unidentified "substance" in salad. Very gritty. Complained and was given free sweet. Would still return.

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Falkirk
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family booked here for the evening of my 60th birthday. and we were really looking forward to the 6 of us having a good evening. Disappointing that the table was hardly big enough for the "slim" adults to cram ourselves, food and drinks around. It was even pressed against the wall. We could hardly get the the two "60"... More 

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful food - we had langoustines and mussels - and the best view in Scotland. Don't miss this surprising treat.

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Thank Louloubrs
Edinburgh
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful was a pity about the meal the chips were extremely overcooked and although they did knock a bit off the bill it did spoil it slightly however it wouldn't stop me going back but maybe to Antico next time

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Thank bridgetthemidget16
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places to come and eat in the local area. The setting just makes it such a unique place , no matter what time of day/night that forth and railway bridge look stunning. The seafood is very fresh and tastes so good. The meat is also very fresh and cooked perfectly. My taste buds are tingling just... More 

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Thank Stella2804
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were gifted an Orocco pier gift voucher for Christmas so thought we would use it on lunch at Samphire. We hadn't eaten in here before but had in Antico. We couldn't complain about the service and there was nothing wrong with the food either. But, it just wasn't really much different to Antico...The lunch menu has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$57 - $57
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh  >  South Queensferry
  • Phone Number: +44 131 331 1298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?