Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill
25 Pier Place, Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh, EH6 4LP
  • Telephone 0131 559 3900
  • Food served Sun–Thu 11.30am–10pm; Fri 11.30am–10.30pm; Sat 11.30am–11pm.
  • Average price £10.45 (set lunch); £21 (evening meal)
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  • Website www.lochfyne-restaurants.com

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Loch Fyne Newhaven
Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2014 edition.

This 19th-century former fish market makes a fine setting for a seafood restaurant, with arched floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the airy dining space with light and outdoor tables from which to appreciate the view of the port of Newhaven and the Firth of Forth. Seafood for both the restaurant and the onsite fishmonger is still to some extent sourced from the Loch Fyne shellfish operation in Argyll, although the restaurant itself is now separately owned and part of a UK-wide chain. The menu has pretty much all bases covered, and isn’t confined solely to seafood. So whether you have children in tow and are looking for an inexpensive fixed-price lunch, fancy picking and choosing your own seafood platter or even crave a burger or steak, there should be something to suit. [Not recently visited.]

Located in the historic Newhaven Harbour, Lochfyne Edinburgh fish restaurant offers the best in fresh sustainable produce caught from British waters. Supplied by the original Lochfyne, Inverary, our Oyster and Mussels are famous all over the world.

Our extensive menu is all prepared by our team of experienced chefs from our fresh live lobsters and crabs to our fine selection of homemade desserts. We offer wines for every course and sell bottled beers from around the world to ensure that your meal is relaxed and exceeds expectations.

When the sun is out we have a large decked dining area that looks out over the Forth and faces west for some of the best sunsets around.

Be sure to book a table on busy nights as we find great minds think alike and we would hate to disappoint anyone!

We are currently running a special taster menu for £9.95 which we think will introduce everyone to the world of fish, featuring the best from our menu. It's available every lunchtime and Sunday to Thursday evenings until 5th Jan 2012. In order to be eligible just download your voucher.

Just on the off chance that you can’t even make it to us for lunch, our breakfast menu is available from 9am serving smoked salmon, kippers with freshly ground coffee and teas.

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  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Live music
  • Capacity: 14
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: (2007) 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
  • House wine: £14.25 per bottle

Reviews & features

Eat - Oysters

18 Oct 2007

It’s a homecoming, of sorts. The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar in Argyll is revered on the Scottish food scene, in modern times a place much more worthy of the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ tag than the hill summit a few miles away. The chain of Loch Fyne Restaurants…

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5. Maureen Cavanagh27 Dec 2015, 4:42am Report

My Xmas dinner was beyond doubt the worse one I have ever had, the Turkey was dry & cut far to thick, the Brussels Sprouts were way to hard, the roast potatoes were not cooked long enough, the gravy had garlic in it, all in all a very disappointing experience, the Chef should stick to cooking seafood,

4. Critic's Critic18 Mar 2012, 10:49am2 stars Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill Report

Wouldn't recommend this place. Have been here twice, first time was ok, although service was very slow (both times) - had to work hard to get any help including waiting to pay the bill. However, the food was ok the first time. Recently returned as my partner really likes shellfish / seafood platters. We were told that we got the last platter. My partner happened to see that before they brought our platter there was a discussion about it involving our waitress, two chefs and the manager. One of them left and returned with a crab which had been missing from the platter. Once the food arrived, first of all the hot parts of the platter were not hot since they'd been sitting out. Secondly, the crab was not good, looked and tasted past it's best; we could see why they hadn't wanted to serve it. The worst part was that the manager brought our platter and didn't say anything about the problem, just trying to cover it up. I was not happy so ordered a different main course for myself which to be fair they gave us for free. However, for £110 I expect more and I expect honesty.

3. karina4 Aug 2011, 3:56pm4 stars Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill Report

Lovely place, lovely service and fantastic food. I will def come back for 10.45 lunch menu.

2. Kate1232 Aug 2011, 2:59pm5 stars Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill Report

Wonderfull night out with friends. We booked for a Friday night and even the weather was pleased to see us! The sun streamed through the glass windows as we listened to the Jazz music playing and had a great meal and experience great service. Everyone there is so chatty, friendly and obviously really enjoys their jobs and this makes all the difference! Well done we will be back the lobster platter is to die for......

1. Magnus15 Feb 2010, 7:17pm2 stars Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill Report

I decided to take my girlfriend for a valentines evening meal. Although i know she is not mad about fish, i had heard so many good things about Loch Fyne that, after checking the menu, i was sure she would be able to have something, and hopefully enjoy it. It is also near where we stay and as she was working on Sunday, this was a bonus. i went online the week before and and showed her the 'set' menu and she was especially pleased to see the Dark Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Ice Cream as a dessert option!! Anyway, it is a very nice restaurant, we had good seating and the atmosphere is laid back and private. We both had a steak for main course and were asked if we would like Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, or Boiled Potatoes to accompany the steak. We both thought that was a little odd, but asked for the mash. We also tried to order our sweet but were told politely that this order would be taken later. Overall the food was good but just didn't go the extra mile. You get the impression that they are trying to get every penny they can and cut back on the customer where possible. The steak's were accompanied by a bowl of mash, which was both uninspiring and pretty large in proportion. Half of the portion would have been ample and then maybe we could have had half the vegetable serving each? When we came to order sweet we were told that the chocolate pudding was finished. Was it ever on in the first place? i am not convinced. i certainly never saw anyone have it and heard a lot of people being told that they couldn't have it!!! It took us 15 minutes to try to attract someone's attention so we could pay the bill. i am sure i wouldn't want to ask someone to pay £78 for the same meal we had, so no real surprise in the reluctance to find a volunteer! Overall it was a strange experience. i wouldn't recommend it to anyone based on this visit. It is hard to pin point the main reason for the problem, but certainly i have had much better meals, much better service in much better surroundings for a lot less money. Also, i don't think it is forgivable to put on a set menu, advertise it online 1 month before the given date and run out of portions. Especially in a restaurant that only has a maximum of 96 covers....... and on Valentines day????........ Shocking!!

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Average rating 3.5/5 from 4 reviews of Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill.

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