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Menu of the Moment at Ondine Chef’s Table

Firmly established as Scotland’s finest seafood restaurant, Ondine sits in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Two hundred years ago, the area was where the rich pursued their love of seafood. “A party of the most fashionable would adjourn in carriages to one of those abysses of darkness and comfort where they proceeded to regale themselves with raw oysters” wrote local historian Robert Chambers.

Ondine keeps this grand tradition alive today with a bohemian dining room where you can enjoy a single oyster or lobster, fish and chips or a grand seafood platter if you wish.

Panoramic windows offer amazing views of Edinburgh's Old Town, but inside it is all about slurping oysters, cracking crab claws and feeling relaxed enough to do so.

Since it opened four years ago, Ondine has picked up a string of awards and great reviews. It is the AA’s Scottish restaurant of the Year and was the Good Food Guide’s Scottish Restaurant of the Year last year.

Roy Brett’s cooking is simple and classy and in service of some excellent ingredients”
Jay Rayner, The Observer.

“one of Edinburgh's best loved restaurants., which specialises in seafood, sustainability and making customers feel ‘well looked after’”.
The Good Food Guide

"This was a feast, and by the time we'd worked our way through it, I'd fallen in love with shellfish all over again",  
Tracey MacLeod, The Independent.

“among the best restaurants in the country”  
Fish 2 Fork Restaurant Guide

Ondine's menu changes daily, driven by the change in seasons, fish markets and supplies. The restaurant promises to only serve the best and freshest seasfood, so if you are a lover of fish, you will love their latest menu!

New Sunday Menu 
Good news - Ondine is now open Sundays. You can enjoy a relaxed service, tucking into a proper roast with all the trimmings - Ondine style! Served with the papers, good coffee and perhaps a Bloody Mary? End the weekend on the right note. 
Christmas at Ondine
Christmas menus aren't just about turkey and pigs in blanket, it’s also about celebrating the best of Scottish seafood with friends and family!

At Ondine, the crackers on the table are for you lobster claws and there’s still a feast of fun to be had! The dining room boasts its famous, feel good, Christmas-time buzz and the food is still what it’s all about!

If you are looking to avoid turkey and love seafood, then book your table at Ondine. See the Christmas menu below. 

Salmon Gravadlax

Pickled Cucumber Swedish Mayonnaise

Beetroot & Goats Curd Salad

Butternut Squash, Hazelnut Dressing

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Water Biscuits

Duck Liver Parfait

Toasted Raisin Breads

Brown Crab Risotto

Butternut Squash, Parsley

Pancetta Wrapped Cod

Tomato, Bacon & Coco Bean Stew

Steamed Mussels Masala

Coconut, Coriander & Masala Broth

Braised Beef & Scallops

Whipped Potatoes & Chanterelles

Spooned Stilton

Port & Oatcakes

Christmas Crumble

Brandy Custard

Welch's Rarebit

Smoked Haddock, Innes & Gunn

Milk Chocolate & Praline Mousse

Creme Fraiche Sorbet


Book a place at Ondine

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Now open on Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Address: 2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

Telephone: 0131 226 1888


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