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The Shore

) #198 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , Seafood, European
3-4 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QW, Scotland
+44 131 553 5080
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash cake” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3-4 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QW, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had considered this restaurant as a staple when visiting Edinburgh. What's happened? Our food just disappointed both in available choices and quality. Unlikely to visit again as their is enormous competition in the area.

Thank BuellRider_S1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a two month contract in Leith and the Shore was conveniently half way between my work and my apartment in Western Harbour, as indeed were a number of other restaurants, As a "Pub" man and also loving good food, this was a...More

Thank Norman B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop off in Leith, or linger longer and take in some of the evening entertainment on offer. A fine selection of food and drinks, something for every palate and very helpful owner and staff.

Thank BruceN1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a great dinner, just with the two of us. lucky for us somebody cancelled as we did not have any reservations and it was rugby finals night...

Thank Bert D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Made room for us on a buy Thursday night. Excellent choice of fresh-caught fish beautifully served with a smile

Thank trevorbart
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal--fresh fish as the plat du jour was spectacular. Simple prep, letting the freshness of the fish stand out. My husband had prosciutto-wrapped cod and it was also great. Yummy sides of mashed root vegetables and roasted cauliflower. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of...More

Thank YearofYes
Reviewed 13 May 2017

OK so visited recently with family for what was supposed to be a special meal. Unfortunately we thought we had booked Fishers next door...something that happens frequently according to Fishers staff. Same owners but it seems some sites have the two confused or its not...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Just brilliant ingredients cooked really well and served by polite staff. Good wine list to go, very happy and will be back for sure next Edinburgh visit. It's busy so book if you want to get in - well worth the visiting folks :)

Thank Foodiesforfun
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We managed to get a table in the bar on a Sunday lunchtime. The food was just sublime. The daily fish special was hake and was perfectly cooked. The wine recommendation was spot on, the service was attentive and the puddings were yummy. And the...More

Thank Greenlightsal
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to go out with friends for dinner and we were lucky enough to find a table here. Staff really helpful if a bit run off their feet service quick and attentive good selection of beers wines and spirits. Menu well thought out with a...More

Thank DavidM299
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Jennifer S
Are small well behaved dogs welcome?
13 June 2015|
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Response from AyrshireBacon | Reviewed this property |
Of course, all RESTAURANTS welcome small well behaved animals into their dining rooms. Well, so long as they are registered service dogs... #wow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-4 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 553 5080
  • E-mail
Situated on the Leith waterfront, The Shore is the ideal destination for those wishing to spend an evening in Edinburgh���s historic port. Boats line the harbourside where the sun sets slowly on hot summer nights, making The Shore a quiet and idyllic location: perfect for a relaxing evening and an intimate meal. The ambience is warm and charming, enhanced by the traditional and candlelit d��cor of informal 18th century wood panelling, huge mirrors and real fires. The cuisine fuses classic British dishes with a modern European twist; we love the pecan-crusted fillet of ostrich, served with blue cheese dauphinoise potatoes and green beans. After dinner, head to the bar, where live entertainment is provided most evenings by local jazz and folk musicians.
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