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Fishers in the City

58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 225 5109
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (207 reviews)
“scallops” (138 reviews)
“lemon sole” (30 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 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend after reading the great reviews i had to go.It had a very romantic atmosphere the staff were lovely not too busy, I had smoked salmon for starter which was very good and for main I had scallops for...More

1  Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was worth the trip. When in Scotland, it was our goal to eat as much fresh seafood, and this place delivered. I had the scallops, and my husband had the whole fish, and we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly- we...More

1  Thank ollipop87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mussels and sea bass were outstanding. Chocolate dessert alone was worth the trip! Great place to celebrate my wife's birthday.

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here while travelling on business. Food was all excellent, service attentive and friendly. Overall it has a cosy, whilst chic feel. Prices are on the high side, quality has it's price though.

1  Thank simmondsi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go here! It was one of the best meals I've ever had. 10 day trip and we are still talking about this meal. Service was lovely. They messed up the order of our meal, which in no way ruined it, and they still apologized by...More

Thank Nomad779547
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice atmosphere, though a bit loud - they could work more on softening the sound environment. Very pleasant and professional service. Food: good raw ingredients, beautifully presented - but a bit dull. With this reputation we would expect a lot more of the tasting experience.

Thank Freedom147290
Reviewed 6 days ago

Three of us were here last week. Welcomed by friendly staff. Service excellent. Two of the party had mussels to start, while I had the plate of smoked fish. All most enjoyable. We all then had 'fish and chips' deluxe with cod and king prawns....More

1  Thank briric
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to love the Fishers restaurants but it seems a bit stale now. Our food was ok, service ok, wine was lovely. Edinburgh is fortunate to have a plethora of restaurants offering creative cooking, superb service and outstanding value. Fishers just doesn’t stack up...More

Thank ljp67
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Fishers yesterday. The mussels that were served smeleld bad and were clearly not fresh. When we pointed this out ot our waitress, she took it back ot the kitchen and repsonded, sorry but we think they taste fine. So first they...More

Thank Marcel B
Claire G, Manager at Fishers in the City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Marcel B, We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal. All of our mussels are thoroughly tracked using the blue tag shellfish tracking labels, which is the industry benchmark. This allows us to know exactly where and when the Mussels were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got there by serendipity We interrupted lovely conversation of young local couple to ask few directions. We ended up with this suggestion ! We recommend reservation as everywhere in Edinburgh but the hostess managed to accommodate us in a lovely spot. We ordered pan...More

Thank Nick B
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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Lynda M
19 August 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
I think the cheapest is about £18. Lots below £25. You can get a set menu at lunch so more to spend on wine :-)
9 December 2017|
Response from mrourke | Reviewed this property |
Christmas menu available Book in advance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$66
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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