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Fishers in the City

58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 225 5109
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  • 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
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
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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
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
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9 December 2017|
Response from mrourke | Reviewed this property |
Christmas menu available Book in advance
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13 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$67
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
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: 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
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.
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