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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have wanted to come to this restaurant for quite a while, so took the opportunity whilst in Leith to visit on a Friday evening for dinner! We have thought about how to best review The Ship on The Shore and as always with our reviews we will try and give you our best opinion. Starters: Oysters & Champagne &... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserved a window table for Sunday lunch after visiting HMY Britannia. Enjoyed a delicious seafood platter and large bowl of hot mussels to start, then fish 'n chips and a seafood pie for mains. Each dish was generous, well presented and tasty. Service was prompt and courteous. All in all a very satisfying visit, to be recommended!

Thank summersso
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very well looked after in The Ship. Eggs Benedict was delicious - best for a while. I had the sweet potato rosti, black pudding and poached egg. Wow, loved this dish.

Thank RebeccaKL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family for an evening meal, one of the young adults is a vegetarian, and was looked after with good choices. All enjoyed their choices and we were well looked after by the staff, a very pleasant dining experience. Ambience and location very good. Parking can be difficult.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third visit to this fabulous restaurant in Leith and seems to get better and better. Excellent atmosphere, good service and even better food! Fresh, simple and tasty seafood served elegantly alongside quality sides make for a winning combination; good wines on offer as well - although a little pricey but for a special occasion it really is a great place... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like fish this is the right place to have lot of it and of good quality! Staff is nice and service fast. I tried the whole Scottish lobster with garlic and butter, superbe! Good choice of wines. Thumbs up!

Thank rc67
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and great staff. Good wine selection and relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Recommended highly

Thank BGIB
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the comment below I was at The Ship On The Shore with my wife on Saturday 4th February. My wife and I both ended up with food poisoning, being violently sick and off work for 3 days. I have submitted a complaint and the manager Claire is the most unhelpful and disrespectful person I have dealt with in a... More 

Thank Calum S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner had heard of the "fruits de mer royale" platter from here and he was desperate to try it, I myself am not a great lover of seafood, but that changed as soon as the dish was brought out! It is huge and has everything from oysters to lobster to salmon you name it, it's probably on there! The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there Saturday and the food was awful! My girlfriend and I got intoxicated and vomited for 5 days,couldn't eat anything,fever. The place is very small,you can't even move and the staff is unprofessional:they dont smile,one of the waitress stood there and didn't even come to take out dished;when I called her she pretended she didn't see me. The... More 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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