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The Ship on the Shore

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
24-26 Shore | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
+44 131 555 0409
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (272 reviews)
“mussels” (161 reviews)
“fruits de mer” (37 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Scottish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
24-26 Shore | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Someone had recommended to try this seafood restaurant whilst we were visiting Edinburgh It is a little out of the way but a lovely area with a-few bars etc. We went on a weekday lunchtime. The restaurant was lovely and the staff were very nice...More

Thank wendyPNE
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants in Leith. Food is always delicious and service is great . Nice G&T's as well!

Thank Laura1808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast totally spoiled for choice served by well trained friendly staff could not fault and would highly recommend !!! dinner menu also looks fab

Thank Stevie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great. Extensive wine list, amazing fresh fish and the staff are lovely. Went with my parents and we will for sure be going back!

Thank Justine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for breakfast, was not disappointed. We both got the classic breakfast which comprised of two flavours of sausage, fried egg, baked beans, bacon and black pudding. All of it was outstanding. Well worth the price tag.

Thank Flamestar245
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sea food restaurant offering a variety of specials during the afternoon and evening.You can spend a little or or lot depending on your mood and wallet. Menu is extensive with provenance of the food clearly displayed. Food was presented lovely and tasted great. Decor...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this as a treat on our mini-break. What a top decision ! Fabulous seafood, exactly as advertised and hoped for. Not the cheapest, but always prepared to spend a little more on such quality, so total value-for-money. Five Stars all the way from us..

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here the other day, now we only had a couple of drinks, but the character of this place was very obvious, from the decor and professionalism on the staff, I only wish we had the time to eat.

Thank ERIC B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Champagne and Hugh amounts of seafood, excellent food and service. Breakfast was great too! Quality and quaint.

Thank 333Bernadette
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy seafood this restaurant is a MUST to visit. Adjacent to the water in Leith the range of fish available and the platters on the menu are simply out of this world - can not recommend it highly enough

Thank Lobbos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
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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
  • E-mail
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; Breakfast (9-11.30am) recognised by the Guardian as one of the best breakfasts in the UK, 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 Champagne Breakfast, light lunch or dinner 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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