The fishing industry has always been important in Scotland. The country is almost completely surrounded by sea and there are countless lochs and rivers with all manner of delicious fresh fish and shellfish lurking within. As the capital, Edinburgh is host to a number of fantastic seafood restaurants with fresh and delicious treats to tempt anyone.
Smoked salmon is a popular export, but you’ll also find outstanding trout, langoustines, lobster, scallops, crab, prawns, kippers, mussels, mackerel, sea bass, and a whole lot more. There are many traditional Scottish dishes that incorporate fish and shellfish, particularly smoked fish.
For the best in fine dining head to Ondine in the Old Town, or for a more laid back experience try the delightful waterfront pub the Ship on the Shore in Leith. There are also bistros, inns, cafes, and even an upscale fish and chip bar. What do they all have in common? They serve up the finest fishy dishes you are ever likely to taste.
If you’re a real seafood fan then Edinburgh can cater for your every whim. You can dine out on the freshest seafood you’ve ever encountered every night of your stay without eating the same thing twice. Without further ado here are the top ten seafood restaurants in Edinburgh.