The Ship on the Shore

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 (breakfast), noon–10pm.
  • Average price £22 (lunch); £33 (evening meal)
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Birra Moretti

Atmospheric Shore-front favourite, featuring fish in all its forms.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2016/17 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

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

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