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The Ship on the Shore

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24-26 Shore | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
+44 131 555 0409
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not at all disappointed by the food or the quality of the service. Really lovely fish. Had the oh so satisfied feeling having just eaten a truly well prepared meal. Totally recommend.

Thank williamsdesilva
Preston, United Kingdom
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775 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All round a very good meal. The Ship has a very pleasant interior which creates a warm, cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff were on hand with a cheery welcome. All our seafood dishes were well cooked and plentiful; calamari perfectly cooked, nice prawn cocktail, and very well done lobster and hake. There's one starter and one main course for non seafood... More 

Thank NinaTom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Marvellous, Wonderful, Lovely, All superlatives--- thoroughly deserved. This restaurant will probably never achieve Michelin Star status especially with the Kitchin and Wishart so close but in all honesty it should never be the yardstick that a brilliant seafood restaurant should be measured by. We had the hot seafood platter which consisted of Lobster, Crab, Mussels, Langoustines, Clams, Prawns.......and chips!! Yes... More 

Thank soopercook
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an early supper. Utterly wonderful experience. Lovely staff, great menu options, nice wine list, really fantastic food in superb surroundings. Can't fault it in any way. Go. You will love it.

Thank CaroleLed
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply Stunning little place on the Store in Leith - dinned here before flying to Venice to prepare for the cost shock and boy did this not prepare me as it was excellent value for money- the food was amazing

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited this restaurant..This restaurant was previously apub restaurant. This place is Exemplory The food is so good you cannot help salivating over other peoples choices off the menu,sitting next to their table whether it be cold plateau de fruit de mer ,Hot Plateau de fruit de mer, Cullen Skink, Sea Bream,didn,t notice if i t did red meat the... More 

Thank Gill S
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were there at lunch. 1 starter+2 main cources+wine +beer was 58.85 selection of seafood is good, all were fresh. No visitors lunch time on Tuesday (2 tables were occupied), good service. my wife rated it as the best restaurant in Edinburgh we visited during this trip.

Thank Kirill352002
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good, unfussy bar and restaurant on the waterfront. We ate in the bar which is pretty much an extension of the restaurant itself and on a Friday night it was lively, staff friendly and confident. Menu is seafood classics at prices that are certainly not a bargain, but not eye watering. Wine list is sensible and most popular wines are... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helpful, welcoming, pleasant staff. The food was genuinely of the highest quality as was the service. To find any negative point would be submitting to nit-picking. We would certainly return and recommend it to others.

Thank Martin P
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Treated to lunch by my wife. Great choice at competitive prices. Food well presented and generous portions. Lovely ambience. Will visit again when next in Leith.

Thank Overnightstopper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Scottish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24-26 Shore | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 0409
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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