Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you

survey result

Summary

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”).

£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.

Summary

“Fresh and delicious fish and seafood” is served in a “classy” yet “friendly and informal” environment at this extremely popular “stylish modern venue”, in an office block, “with great views over busy city streets in the centre of Edinburgh”. Top Tip – “the extra bonus of ‘Oyster Happy Hour’ every day from 5:30-6:30: oysters for a pound at the best fish restaurant in town!”

£74
  £££
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.

Summary

Mixed feedback this year on this “bustling seafood restaurant” – a “spacious and comfortable” operation, in an office block on the Royal Mile. Most reporters vaunt it as offering “Edinburgh’s best seafood”, but it was not without critics who found it “repeatedly underwhelming” and “expensive”.

£68
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A superb choice of fish of the highest quality” and “superb” seafood has established this “lovely, light and bright” operation (part of an office block off the Royal Mile) as one of Edinburgh’s most popular dining destinations.

£68
  £££
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.

For 28 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Ondine?

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
10
80

Ondine Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ondine Restaurant in EH1, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ondine restaurant.
Wilton B
This was our first visit to Edinburgh as a ...
Reviewed 2 months, 8 days ago

"This was our first visit to Edinburgh as a birthday treat for my partner. We thought we'd keep the eating light and so settled for a fish restaurant. After some research, Ondine's seemed to fit the requirements. Overall, we found the food very good but the staff lacking. There was a long wait before being served and we only got served as I had to hijack a member of the waiting staff. He seemed more experienced than the rest of the staff and was very charming. Without his efforts, it could have been a sad evening. Having said that, we will return to the restaurant on our return visit to Edinburgh in June as the food was good."

Report this comment
Charlotte L
Simply the best fish and shellfish in town....
Reviewed 4 months, 15 days ago

"Simply the best fish and shellfish in town."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Ondine?
Post your own review of Ondine and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.00 £29.00
Pretheatre £23.00 £29.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£9.00 £26.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

Best Fish & seafood restaurants nearby

Mussel Inn
Fish & seafood restaurant in Edinburgh
£42
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
Fishers in the City
Fish & seafood restaurant in Edinburgh
£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
Room With A View
Fish & seafood restaurant in Aberdour
£46
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Timberyard
Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh
£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
Gamba
Fish & seafood restaurant in Glasgow
£65
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average