Best Fish and Seafood Restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh
From fish and chips to lobster, these restaurants are our top picks for seafood lovers
In recent years, many of Edinburgh and Glasgow’s dedicated fish and seafood venues have been lost to menu diversification and the current trend for all things burger and steak – that’s not all bad news, as diners can increasingly find decent, well-sourced fish and seafood across a wide variety of restaurants and food styles. The venues that have resisted this change and stuck with fish and seafood as their focal point continue to maintain a high standard, offering something from the sea for everyone, from individual oysters by the shuck to elegant fine dining, from solid surf-and-turf to beach shack and street food experiences.
Best fish and seafood restaurants in Glasgow
1125 Argyle Street, West End, G3 8ND
Cute old house decked out in a fisherman’s theme, offering simple, sustainable seafood, excellent cooking and great drinks.
thefinniestonbar.com | read our review of The Finnieston
225a West George Street, City Centre, G2 2ND
A subtly refined environment in the business district near Blythswood Square, serving fish and seafood done in all manner of wonderful ways.
gamba.co.uk | read our review of Gamba
84 Albion Street, Merchant City, G1 1NY
Down-to-earth yet upmarket Merchant City seafood spot from long-established Gandolfi stable, serving high-quality seafood dishes and fabulous wine.
cafegandolfi.com | read our review of Gandolfi Fish
Best fish and seafood restaurants in Edinburgh
The Mussel and Steak Bar
110 West Bow, Grassmarket, Old Town, EH1 2HH
Characterful Old Town eatery where you should expect to eat some of the best surf and turf in town.
musselandsteakbar.com | read our review The Mussel and Steak Bar