survey result

Summary

£68
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Edinburgh’s best fish restaurant – bar none” is a claim often made for Roy Brett’s “excellent” Old Town venue, and long-term fans say it’s “as good as ever”. “My lobster was so fresh and beautifully grilled, the staff were friendly and helpful – a great evening”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastic fresh seafood and fish”, “beautifully and imaginatively cooked”, draw a lively crowd to Roy Brett’s “atmospheric and professional” Old Town venue, where guests are greeted by a spectacular array of oysters. “We return year after year – it’s simply the best fish restaurant we know”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastic fresh seafood and fish”, “beautifully and imaginatively cooked”, draw a lively crowd to Roy Brett’s “atmospheric and professional” Old Town venue, where guests are greeted by a spectacular array of oysters. “We return year after year – it’s simply the best fish restaurant we know”.

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Roy Brett’s “fun” haunt is set around a stylish oyster bar (£1 a pop during ‘oyster happy hour’ 5.30-6.30pm) in the Old Town. A “superb choice” of “spanking fresh fish and seafood is lovingly prepared” (“the roasted seafood platter was worth the flight alone: freshest produce carefully cooked, and a genuine thing of beauty”).

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Highchair,Portions
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No dress code
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Ondine Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ondine Restaurant in EH1, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ondine restaurant.
Philip C
Very underwhelmed - curious as well reviewe...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"Very underwhelmed - curious as well reviewed. Perhaps we were unlucky but would not return."

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Charlotte L
Continues to deliver on its promise. Excel...
Reviewed 7 months, 15 days ago

"Continues to deliver on its promise. Excellent food - for a change I DIDN'T have the sole with shrimps, but the cod with shrimp butter, and my daughter had monkfish chop with bharta aubergine, which converted her to monkfish. Service was impeccable as usual. A great place. "

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Charlotte L
Difficult to have anything other than the s...
Reviewed 9 months, 16 days ago

"Difficult to have anything other than the sole with caper butter, as it is always top-notch.... the starter of crab crumpets, which were light and full of flavour, didn't disappoint. Excellent service as usual "

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Peter W
Small menu, limited choice at the cheap end...
Reviewed 11 months, 1 day ago

"Small menu, limited choice at the cheap end of the wine list but the fish was cooked with precision and lovely to look at. Prices significantly higher than the sample menu on the website but a satisfying evening"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.00 £29.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD
Opening hours
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