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“First time visit but will be back!!”

The Ship on the Shore
Ranked #98 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish, Seafood, European
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Ship on the Shore, a secret gem in Edinburgh’s Seafood dining scene. At the Ship on the Shore, we have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the freshest and most extraordinary Scottish fish and seafood. The Ship on the Shore loves to use these offerings and we take great pride in using the freshest, which arrives daily and is harvested from sustainable stocks, we love this gift from nature's larder and wanted to share what we enjoy with you, our fellow travellers. Our approach is simple really; we offer the finest ingredients, passionately prepared and expertly presented. When the sun shines, our delicious seafood can be served outside, on our shore-front terrace beside the Water of Leith. When it doesn’t, our atmospheric restaurant and bar awaits you. We serve food all day, from our delicious menus; Champagne Breakfast (9-11.30am), Crustacea and Mollusc (12 noon -10pm, Lunch (12 noon -5pm) Dinner (5-10pm). On Sunday's we also offer a delicious Sunday Roast. Whether it’s a light lunch you’re after, or luxuriating over our Fruits de Mer 'Royale' or Hot Shellfish Platter, accompanied by the finest wine or champagne, The Ship on the Shore offers informal, understated excellence.
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“First time visit but will be back!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Were here last weekend for a celebration dinner while in Edinburgh. Had the most amazing meal, went for the hot seafood platter for two (which coud have fed 3 easily) and some wine. Food was amazing with plenty of lobster, crab and shellfish, though could have quite happily eaten the chips and mayonnaise all night. Service was really friendly and even though busy attentive to anything we needed. When we'd booked had got a table at 7:30 and been told that would have to be out by 9:30 but were able to have the table all night in the end. Would recommend it and be back to try more of the menu next time.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Best Seafood in the country!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Don't listen to Welshyyy. I am just back from a fantastic lunch in the Ship. I have eaten in most of the "Best Seafood" restaurants in the country and the "Ship" is the Best. Taste, service, quality, quantity and atmosphere are all 5*
Living in Glasgow I have only visited the Ship on 3 occasions all of which were of the same high standard. I will definately be back. Special mention to the way the manager dealt with a difficult situation which was caused by me!! Many thanks.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Fintastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

great atmosphere, great seafood, with prices that wont break the bank, make sure you go on an empty stomach. fab........

  • Visited February 2013
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“The best in Edinburgh for seafood. Without a doubt.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Not really sure what "welshyyy" is talking about? The Ship has consistently fantastic food. And the place is spotless. I live in Edinburgh but have been lucky enough to have eaten all over Europe through work and pleasure. The Ship is one of my favorites. If you love great food then you'll love this place. In fact it's been quoted in the press quite a few times as being Michellin starred chef Tom Kitchins favorite place to eat in Edinburgh. That doesn't happen without good reason.

  • Visited February 2013
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“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

food always very good and quite reasonable, i like to have a table in the bar which has a good buzz about it. great vareity on the menu for lunch/wine a wee bit more pricey than some

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