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“Fairly formal service, but cosy surrounding”
Review of The Shore

The Shore
Ranked #185 of 2,591 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated on the Leith waterfront, The Shore is the ideal destination for those wishing to spend an evening in Edinburgh���s historic port. Boats line the harbourside where the sun sets slowly on hot summer nights, making The Shore a quiet and idyllic location: perfect for a relaxing evening and an intimate meal. The ambience is warm and charming, enhanced by the traditional and candlelit d��cor of informal 18th century wood panelling, huge mirrors and real fires. The cuisine fuses classic British dishes with a modern European twist; we love the pecan-crusted fillet of ostrich, served with blue cheese dauphinoise potatoes and green beans. After dinner, head to the bar, where live entertainment is provided most evenings by local jazz and folk musicians.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

The waiting staff seemed fairly formal and weren't overly friendly, not rude, just not particularity warm (very efficient though). We had the sharing platter to start between 5 of us which was perfect. There is a good selection of food and the bar area (where we ate) was cosy and perfect for a chilly winters day

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I've know The Shore for years, in different guises, & it's always managed to retain a welcoming ambiance. Not everyone can boast a pianist & double bass to accompany Sunday lunch.... we enjoyed a mussels starter (an old favourite), followed up by fish-y mains. Mine was hake & winter ratatouille (root vegetables, in case you were wondering). The staff are really helpful & friendly, my ownly grump being the general slowness.... but then, it was a glorious blue-sky day, & it was peak eating time.

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Thank Penny H
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Cosy, welcoming pub with huge wall mirrors and with restaurant room attached, both overlooking the Water of Leith and making you almost think you're in Amsterdam on a canal with the houseboats in front. Excellent value food in the restaurant, but if you eat in the pub you also get to choose off the bar menu. Good range of seafood and trad Scottish produce and very easy to pick yourself a tapas-style selection to make it a low cost/high taste adventure experience. Decent range of whiskies on offer too and a very good Irish coffee to round it off if you prefer. Staff most friendly and attentive without hovering.

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Thank Christine G
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great restaurant for a family dinner. Allowed us to mix and match starters and bar menu to accommodate children. Very much appreciated. Good service, and great food, well presented. Many thanks.

Thank StephenWaddington
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We thought we would try The Shore as a change from the other, very good, eating places in Leith. Not surprisingly it was very busy. Food service was OK although the server had very little knowledge of the menu or how the food was prepared. At the end of the meal another server came up and told us, abruptly, that we had 10 minutes left. Perhaps there are better ways of telling customers to move on? We were just waiting for the bill. What really annoyed us though was the server arguing that we should have known about the time limit on the table (we didn't). Our evening was spoiled. I spoke to the manager who asked me to speak to the GM. Not sure why. The GM subsequently offered a bottle of house wine on another visit but we would rather settle for a place where the staff are both knowledgeable and understand the importance of good service.

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