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Previously called Fishers Bistro; see also Fishers in the City.

survey result

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely restaurant by the Water of Leith” is “just the perfect place for a business lunch”, with “lovely staff, simple fish dishes and rock-solid wines”. Set in a seventeenth-century watchtower, it has been running for more than 20 years and is the flagship of a small group with a branch in the city as well as The Shore next door.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you want to eat fish in Edinburgh, this is the place to go”“a great spot at a lovely quiet location down on the dockside in Leith, and just delicious”. Set in a seventeenth-century watchtower, the “characterful restaurant” serves “really good fresh fish, simply and yet imaginatively”. The owners also run The Shore next door, and Fishers in the City.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stick to the seafood” (but without skimping on the “great” puds) at this seventeenth-century Leith harbour watchtower, operating as a restaurant for over 20 years now, and you can't go wrong. They also run two other venues locally: next-door British spot The Shore, and intimate city-centre offshoot Fishers in the City.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Properly fresh fish with no fuss but lots of care” (plus delectable puds) continues to explain the success of this two-decades-old haunt in a historic Leith harbour watchtower. Their sibling venue The Shore, next door, serves British grub, and there’s also a city-centre spin-off, the literally titled ‘Fishers In the City’.

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1 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QW

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
30
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.30 £30.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £2.75
Service 10.00%
1 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QW
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12 am
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12:30 pm‑12 am

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