The Shore Grill & Fish House

The Shore Grill & Fish House
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh, Queensferry Crossing, St Margaret's Head, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1HP
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The Shore Grill & Fish House

Brought to you by the team behind Juniper and Twenty Princes Street, this high-end refurb makes the most of its amazing views across the Forth and especially of the new Queensferry Crossing.

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There’s much to applaud in this new venture based in the DoubleTree hotel on the north side of the Queensferry Crossing. The views for one; a broad wall of windows gives a fabulous outlook to the Forth and the pristine bridge, while throwing natural light on a chic and spacious bistro with sculptured wooden ceiling, open kitchen and a mix of booths and comfortable leather seats. An efficient team of floor staff keep things running smoothly and the wine list is short but punchy. The menu is sprinkled with cheffy touches like wasabi emulsion, beetroot powder and coal aioli and hints of the kitchen’s spirit are present in appetisers like blinis topped with whipped brown crab meat and spiky tarragon hollandaise. Superb rope-grown mussels are escorted by Cullen skink which is rich and creamy with deep, hay-smoked notes. From the mains, seared salmon is a triumph, scorched and intensified by harmonious trimmings of chorizo, fennel, squash and sage. Creativity carries through to desserts where a chunky chestnut mousse is boosted by Marsala honey jelly and dotted with crispy scorched meringues with sweet, gooey centres.

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Malcolm McGonigle visited The Shore Grill & Fish House
  • High point: Inventive dishes brim with Scottish produce
  • Low point: Some flavour combinations don't quite work
  • Notable dish: Cherry smoked fillet of beef carpaccio
  • Average price: £23 (lunch); £23 (dinner)

The latest destination venue from the creators of the acclaimed Twenty Princes Street and Juniper cocktail bar on Edinburgh’s Princes Street, The Shore Grill & Fish House is located in the new DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing which opened in July 2017 following a massive £15m investment which has seen the hotel totally transformed.

With massive picture windows that sweep across the entire frontage this expansive new open plan restaurant & bar offers captivating views of the new Queensferry Crossing that spans the Forth. Other distinguishing features of The Shore include the stunning carved wooden ceiling that nods to The Shore’s maritime location and gleaming brass details that pay homage to the world famous bridges on its doorstep.

Blending visionary design with an exceptional menu, The Shore serves inspired cuisine to deliver an unforgettable dining experience. The seasonally changing all day menu features simple, yet carefully crafted dishes using inventive techniques and the very best local produce and is matched by an equally impressive selection of cocktails, wine and drinks.

Tuck into succulent steak cooked on a Josper grill, fresh, locally sourced seafood and beautifully presented seasonal dishes that showcase the highlights of the Scottish larder as you enjoy beautiful views across the Forth.

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  • Private dining: 70/150/60
  • No. overnight rooms: 147
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening/instrumental
  • Capacity: 100
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £18 per bottle