The Ship on the Shore
- 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 (breakfast), noon–10pm.
- Average price £22 (lunch); £33 (evening meal)
- Website www.theshipontheshore.co.uk
Atmospheric Shore-front favourite, featuring fish in all its forms.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Tempting though the outside picnic tables are (and you’ll have to fight for them on a sunny evening), the interior of this long-standing favourite shouldn’t be missed. The dark wood-panelled interior, brightened with wall-lining nautical charts and ephemera, unequivocally says ‘seafood’. This all-day eatery places a heavy emphasis on shellfish and hearty eating, be it kedgeree in the morning or a selection of grilled and pan-fried fish and shellfish throughout the day. Crustaceans, served both hot and cold, as starters or lavish platters, have their own menu, but juicy fish deftly batter-fried, and abundant mussels, in balance with their wine bath, hold their own (at a significantly lower price). Puddings complete the indulgence – cheesecake and crème brûlée hold the mainstay position, while a trio of desserts are perfect for two diners or the indecisive. [not recently visited]
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: 1920s
- 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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