We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fishers in the City

58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 225 5109
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (182 reviews)
“scallops” (134 reviews)
“lemon sole” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,485)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,281 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I walked by Fishers in the City while exploring Edinburgh in May and decided to try it for a fish and chips dinner. I was alone, so I sat at the bar and had an excellent martini before my fish and chips dinner arrived, with...More

Thank christinepU9396RH
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted some seafood and we found this place on Tripadvisor. We did not book a table just took a chance that they had one for us. We came in and asked the waiter if they had a table and he quickly said no and...More

Thank Nökkvi S
Claire G, Manager at Fishers in the City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Nökkvi S, We are absolutely delighted you had such a fantastic time at Fishers, we can't wait to welcome you again when you are in town! Kindest regards, Claire

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fishers came recommended as one of the best in the city. BUT we were sorely disappointed. The much touted lemon fish felt more frozen than fresh, as were the scallops. The tomato soup was also relatively thin. For a seafood restaurant and the corresponding prices,...More

Thank Happy Globecoup... O
Claire G, Manager at Fishers in the City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Happy Globecoup, Sorry to hear your meal wasn't the experience we would expect from ourselves at Fishers. I am concerned as to why you did not receive food to the standard we pride ourselves on and shall pass on your comments to our kitchen....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a seafood addict, brought up next to the saltwater of Hobart, Tas, I didn't think seafood would be as good as ours is in Australia or even that of Cape Town S.A. (Camps Bay Fish Restaurant) which was excellent fish, well My Wife, Son...More

Thank PhilF7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a dozen as I am oyster tasting as a priority in Scotland. Very good oysters , I really enjoy Scottish oysters they are very different to Australian ones, much lighter in colour and taste. They did not disappoint and neither did the...More

Thank Penny g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love seafood and a nice white wine to pair with it, eat here for dinner. You’ll definitely want to make a reservation, but you can do that online. Food was exceptional, and the service was great!

Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious and cooked very well. There is a great selection of wines and spirits but not so many beers (if that's your thing). The only thing to let this place down is its service. We waited almost 40 minutes to get...More

Thank RunCakeWine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food and reasonable portions, service was a little shaky but didn't matter so much with the quality on offer.

Thank Dr A A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt there was a disappointing choice of fresh fish for a fish restaurant. Ideally, we would have preferred quality fresh fish, simply cooked. We actually wondered whether the dishes had several other non-fish ingredients to conceal the small portions of actual fish one of...More

Thank J8004MPjohng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was friendly, and the early dinner menu was good value for money. I had the sea bass starter which was lovely... as was the sticky toffee pudding I had for dessert.

Thank laura l
Nearby
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 hotels in Edinburgh
Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street
1,027 reviews
.06 km away
Rabble Rooms
80 reviews
.08 km away
Frederick House Hotel
745 reviews
.11 km away
hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Rose Street)
435 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Wee Restaurant
267 reviews
.09 km away
Cafe St Honore
706 reviews
.03 km away
Cafe Marlayne
495 reviews
.05 km away
Hendersons Vegan Restaurant
433 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
New Town
263 reviews
.17 km away
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe
32 reviews
.21 km away
The Standing Order
536 reviews
.13 km away
Walkabout Scotland
83 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
pkarli
9 December 2017|
Answer
Response from mrourke | Reviewed this property |
Christmas menu available Book in advance
0
Votes
Mal B
13 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Alistair N | Reviewed this property |
Most Certainly.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$67
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 5109
  • E-mail
Description
At Fishers in the City our ethos is simple; honest food, great service and a relaxed dining experience. Set in an old converted warehouse on Thistle Street, the contemporary surroundings offer the perfect venue for any occasion from a Hot Shellfish Platter to a bowl of mussels on the run. Daily specials, set lunch/ pre-theatre menu and our extensive wine list complement our fresh, seasonal menus.The a la carte menu is available all day, everyday, and of course our Fishers Favourites menu has our guests coming back time and time again. Open ALL day EVERY day.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing