Edinburgh Pocket Guides: The Fishmarket

Perched on the stony edge of Newhaven Harbour, The Fishmarket is one of Edinburgh’s best fish restaurants. Managing to team simplicity with modernity, the menu is small but delicious. With all the fish caught fresh locally – and daily – you’re guaranteed a true Scottish experience. The Fishmarket’s interior is an updated take on the classic ‘chippie’, with retro-style menus hanging behind the bar, glinting tiled walls, and funky, sustainable takeaway boxes, for you to enjoy your fish at the water’s edge.

The Fishmarket’s catch of the day rotates regularly, ensuring you a flaky, fresh fillet, battered or breaded to your tastes. Choose also from a range of sauces, dips and sides to make the meal your own. Wash this down with a glass of the smooth, buttery house white.

During the summer (or, if you’re brave, year-round) there is an outdoor seating area which overlooks the pint-sized harbour: grab your fish and chips to-go, and enjoy the slow pace of the locals, and the gentle lapping of the waves. The Fishmarket is fully accessible.


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