Ocean Kitchen Bar & Grill

Ocean Kitchen Bar & Grill
Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ
  • Telephone 0131 553 1249
  • Bar open Sun—Thu 11am-11pm; Fri/Sat 11am—midnight
  • Food served Mon—Sun 10am-noon; noon—5pm; 5—9pm
  • Average price £9 (lunch); £12.50 (evening meal)
  • Website www.fullerthomson.com
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A shopping mall wouldn’t be everyone’s choice of an ideal dining experience, and slap bang in the middle of the main food court, Ocean Kitchen Bar & Grill isn’t the most atmospheric dining experience. However, if you’re lucky enough to get a seat by the window or snag an outside table during the summer, it won’t take much to imagine yourself aboard a great big liner docked in the Port of Leith, next to the Royal Yacht Britannia. If this is the case, you might want to steady your sea legs with some of the fishy options on the family-friendly menu. Crispy beer-battered tiger prawns will come as a pleasant surprise to a disorientated food snob, while mini Oriental crab cakes are pleasant, though lacking a bit in flavour. Haddock and chips is a better than expected main, while landlubbers can try one of the selection of burgers, which come well-done with top-notch crispy chips. Desserts are nothing to write home about, but kids will be desperate to drown themselves in a knickerbocker glory.

  • High point: Floor-to-ceiling windows provide fantastic views
  • Low point: Back from the window, this is dinner in a shopping mall
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 132
  • Largest group: 132
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £13 per bottle