The Shore Bar & Restaurant

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The Shore Bar & Restaurant
3 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QW
  • Telephone 0131 553 5080
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–12.30am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun 12.30–10.30pm.
  • Average price £15 (set lunch); £22 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.fishersbistros.co.uk

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The Shore

Reliable, high quality and welcoming – dining at The Shore feels restorative, like coming home to the mother ship.

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Some Edinburgh dining spots have earned the right to be considered classics. Reliable, high quality, comfortable, welcoming – dining at The Shore feels restorative. To speak of dark wooden surrounds, starched white table clothes, and ‘bright as a button’ service might sound a bit hackneyed but The Shore feels like the original, like coming home to the mother ship. If classics appeal, try a pile of mussels in unctuous cream, white wine and garlic or the fork-tender beef carpaccio with parmesan, pickled mushrooms and rocket, drizzled with pistachio & truffle dressing – an absolute stand out. Vegetarians are rewarded with creamy and savoury broccoli, walnut and blue cheese risotto. Roasted hake, all fish sweetness and too rarely available, rides proudly aloft seaweed & crab risotto with spinach. Mad Pie Mondays offer 2-for-1 bubbling fish or venison pies, and haddock and chips come Japanese-style crunchy coated in panko breadcrumbs. Brioche bread and butter pudding with lavender custard is a great twist on another classic. Consider enjoying these accompanied by live jazz Tuesday and Thursday evenings or Sunday lunchtime.

  • High point: Eating well in relaxed but stylish surroundings
  • Low point: Hard to resist three courses
  • Notable dish: Beef carpaccio
  • Private dining: Up to 32 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz
  • Live entertainment: Jazz every Tuesday and Thursday 8.30pm, Sunday lunchtime, first Saturday of month jazz 2–5pm, plus Leith Jazz Festival
  • Capacity: 32 (+35 in the bar)
  • Largest group: 32
  • Open since: 1983
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16.75 per bottle

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John Elliott Trio

Classic jazz arrangements and standards from pianist Elliott.

Thu 8 Dec

Free / 0131 553 5080

Thu 22 Dec

Free / 0131 553 5080

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Free / 0131 553 5080

…and 19 more dates until 12 Apr 2018

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