The Ship on The Shore

Seafood Restaurant and Champagne Bar in Leith, Edinburgh

Reservations: 0131 555 0409


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    The safety of our guests and staff are our utmost priority, over and above the strict hygiene and health and safety standards we have always adhered to, we are also implementing the follow measures:

    The Ship on the Shore is a 1 metre physical distancing zone, please follow the advice of staff and observe physical distancing.

    We are operating a table service only. Please wait at the greeting station upon entry and a member of our team will escort you to your table.

    Please use the automatic hand sanitiser dispenser located at the greeting station upon entry.

    Automatic hand sanitisers are located throughout, one upon entry and one outside each of the toilets.

    Children must remain seated and supervised by an adult throughout their entire visit.

    Full training of our staff on essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette, physical distancing and appropriate risks associated with operating in a Covid-safe workplace.

    Staff temperature check prior to service.

    The restaurant has been adapted to facilitate safe physical distancing for both staff and customers.

    Tables disinfected after customers departure and reset prior to next guests arriving. Please arrive at your specified booking time as we do not have the capacity for waiting.

    Deep cleaning the restaurant after service every evening.

    We ask that you refrain from visiting our restaurant if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

    Please regularly wash and/or sanitise your hands throughout your visit.

    Please follow our bathroom protocols when in the restaurant.

  2. BBC Good Food Guide – Edinburgh’s Best Dish

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    We appreciate the lovely mention of our fabulous Fruits de Mer in the BBC Good Food Guide (July) recommended by Ross Sneddon as Edinburgh’s Best Dish.





  3. The Royal Yacht Britannia

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    Enjoy lunch or dinner at The Ship on the Shore and take the opportunity whilst you are in Leith to visit the UK’s no.1 tourist attraction, a short walk away is The Royal Yacht Britannia. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. A perfect pairing The Ship on the Shore, Seafood Restaurant and Champagne Bar and The Royal Yacht Britannia for a memorable visit to Leith.

  4. Website Upgrade and App Icon

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    We’ve just launched our new website and wanted to tell all our fellow seafood lovers! It looks very similar to our previous design, but thanks to Ramsay, our designer, we now have a mobile-friendly website that changes it’s layout to suit the device you’re viewing it on. Great news for people on the go who want to quickly make a reservation on their mobile.

    You can also add an ‘app’ icon to your iPhone (and other smartphones!) so you can quickly access your favourite seafood restaurant website on the go. All you need to do is visit our homepage while using safari and then press the small middle button at the bottom of the screen with an arrow on it (or a ‘plus’ sign) and press ‘add to homescreen’ and our Ship’s wheel will appear as an app on your homescreen! For other smartphones, a quick google search on how to add a bookmark shortcut to your homescreen (and your device name) should return some instructions, such as these instructions on how to do it for an android phone.

    Feel free to let us know of any issues you may experience when using the website, and we hope to see you all soon.

  5. Fruits de Mer Royale – 360 degree

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    Now you can see our ‘Fruits de Mer Royale’ in all it’s glory – we have created a 360 degree interactive view for you!

  6. Ship Gifts

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    The Ship on The Shore official merchandise is now available! There are items such as golf balls, golf towels, aprons, ties, place mats and dog bowls to choose from.

    Come in and see us if you’re interested, or just ask a member of staff when ordering your next scrumptious seafood meal.


Ship’s Seafood Platter – Loch Creran Oysters, Mussels, Smoked Queen Scallops, Rollmop & Sweet Cure Herring, Clams, Anchovies, Hot & Cold Scottish Smoked Salmon, Arbroath Smokie with Roasted Garlic & Truffle Mayo

— £30

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