The Ship on the Shore

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The Ship on the Shore
24–26 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QN
  • Telephone 0131 555 0409
  • Opening times Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9–11.30am, noon–10pm.
  • Average price £16.50 (set lunch); £32 (evening meal)
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Atmospheric Shore-front favourite, featuring fish in all its forms.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Those who know Edinburgh’s seafood scene know this for sure: the fruits de mer platter at Ship on the Shore is basically a work of art. Lobster, langoustines, scallops, oysters – and we’re probably only on tier one of three. If it’s from the sea and it tastes good, it’s there. This is the king of the seafood platters, but there are other variations to choose from, as well as a selection of well-executed mains, such as lobster and chips, whole lemon sole and fish curry. There’s ribeye too if you want a little turf with your surf, but seafood is the real draw. The champagne menu is wide-reaching and appropriately pricey (don’t forget to ask about their pairings) while the equally prestigious wine list is certainly not to be sniffed at. The cocktails, too, are worth a try: their famous Bloody Mary is the thing if you’re in for their renowned weekend brunch, and the Ship’s Pimm’s Royale is always a good choice if you’re celebrating. Ship on the Shore has a reputation for decadence and excellence that's undoubtedly well-deserved.

  • High point: Fabulous fresh lobster
  • Low point: Can be pricey
  • Notable dish: Fruits de Mer
  • Average price: £16.50 (set lunch); £32 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 1988
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 30
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

Reviews & features

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