Menus, listings and special offers for all Edinburgh restaurants, cafés, takeaways and pubs

Logo

Home > Directory > Loch Fyne Restaurant

Loch Fyne Restaurant

Fish and Scottish Restaurant

2.2 out of 5 2.2/5 from 19 reviews (add your opinion)

25 Pier Place
Newhaven Harbour
Edinburgh
EH6 4LP

Phone: 0131 559 3900

Loch Fyne Restaurant

Price: £££
Licensed: Yes
BYOB: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 0900-2200

Tags: restaurant licensed fish wifi italian scottish lochfyne mussels oyster

Do you represent this business? Sign up or log in to become a verified editor.

Details last confirmed by admin 7 years ago

Register as a business representative for Loch Fyne Restaurant

You have not yet confirmed that the email address associated with this account () is valid.

When you registered, you should have received a welcome email which contained a link to follow to confirm that the email address is valid. If you have not received it, click below to have it resent.

Once your email address has been confirmed, you will be able to proceed with the process of adding you as a business representative of Loch Fyne Restaurant.

 

Contribute

Review this business
Sign up or log in to edit this listing

Order by

19 user reviews:

1 from JoeyPike (40%) on October 12th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Update - 11/10/09

When I first reviewed Loch Fyne, I mentioned the high prices but that this was countered to some extent by the quality.

Having been a few times since, the latest being last night, I can now firmly say I have eaten my last meal there. It is no longer a lovely place to eat.

Still a nice location, still a nice layout but still high prices and boy oh boy, what a slide in quality (and consequently value). Muffindog is spot on.

Start to finish, we have:

A maitre d/manager who seemed to have been bitten by the huffy monster

A table by the door even though the restaurant was empty

A waiter who didn't know how the lobster was served

A waiter who got extremely confused at ordering five starters for a table of four (starter each and some oysters to share - not difficult)

Measly whitebait portion for a starter

Lobster thermidore served with a couple of leaves classed as a salad

A very pricey "seafood selection" that consisted of two small scallops, one prawn, one small square of salmon, one titchy bit of bream and eff all else

Poor excuse for chips that resembled four times reheats

A waiter who couldn't read the dessert board as he didn't have his glasses

And finally, four production line desserts that would be at home in any Harvester or Brewers Fayre.

With the exception of the chips, none of the food was particularly bad but it was all extremely disappointing.

For this, with a bottle of wine and a couple of softs, it came out at over 35 quid a head.

35 quid a head, I want good creativity, impeccable service, immaculate presentation, quality ingredients and an ambience to match.

35 quid a head is fine dining.

35 quid a head is an exemplary experience.

35 quid a head is about double what Loch Fyne should be charging.

I won't be back, I can dine at Rhubarb for 30/head for goodness sake and that's in a totally different league.

(And who has a special event to mark the launch of their "winter menu"...??? You're celebrating the fact that diners will be eating the same thing every day for the next three months? No thanks.)

This is what I originally wrote last year for comparison.

=================================================

Having dined at a couple of other Loch Fyne restaurants, the Edinburgh branch is definitely my favourite and I've been three times now.

The location is great and the internal layout strikes just the right balance between overly spacious and too cosy.

I always enjoy the view, I always enjoy the service and I always thoroughly enjoy the food.

BUT...

I never enjoy paying for it, I always come out feeling I've overpaid by about 30%.

For what is basically a corporate menu, the prices are a bit steep. At the prices charged, I would like to think the chef was creating something special for me rather than assembling something dictated by head office.

A few more specials or a menu that was updated more often would certainly make for better value in my opinion.

Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely place to eat but you will pay through the nose (as will I the next time I go!!!).

(+4) (0) (+2)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

3.5 from jbm5 (25%) on February 22nd, 2010 (9 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

We visited for Sunday lunch (a very nice day too which makes the walk pleasant) and all in all we had a very pleasant time. They have a set lunch menu which is very reasonable and available every day and kids eat free. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the food was tasty. One criticism would be that the main courses took a little too long to come out (my wife disagreed and said it was nearly too long).

I have eaten here before and the service was shocking that time. Definitely much better now. I think the food is decent too although it's not as good as the original Loch Fyne branch. It's a very nice setting and car parking is handy too. I will go back...

(+1) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from Teddy (19%) on November 15th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh
Image by Teddy

Hmmm, this was really expensive fish, with no sides and really forgetful staff. It's hard to decide which was worse really; the extraordinarily salty fish dishes or the million and one staff members all forgetting to bring you what you've ordered. I don't think there will be a next time!

(+1) (-2) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

2 from Alex (12%) on March 24th, 2008 (11 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

The food was overcooked and too salty. The staff seem a little inattentive, even when the restaurant was at nowhere near capacity. The portions were inconsistent -- some were alright, but others were too small. Finally, charging separately for the vegetables pushes the price right up.

A disappointment.

(+4) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

3.5 from Kenny (12%) on January 16th, 2008 (11 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Nice restaurant, attentive staff and could not really fault the food. However, and it might be because we went on a Tuesday and the main chef probably wasn't on duty but I ordered a tomato and mozzarella salad with my main course and it arrived with feta cheese. When I complained, I was told that they didn't have any mozzarella and they took it off the bill. One main course we ordered was the home-made fish stew with chorizo and olives and it was very nice but there were no olives in it. Small things but you do tend to remember them. We will probably will try it again sometime.

(+2) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

5 from LAWRENCE WHALLEY (12%) on January 22nd, 2009 (10 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Best seafood lunch at the price in Eastern Scotland. Been lots of times, service always excellent and the one time we complained (mussels were below par) staff more than made up. Compared with pub lunches, they're less expensive and food is (almost) always just what we like. Although the weather doesn't compare, the superior service, prices and menus make this competitive with much flashier places on the Med.

(0) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from Sasha (12%) on March 28th, 2012 (7 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

I brought my guests there for a lunch today because I wanted to show some nice place in Edinburgh where we could have a nice view, a pleasant atmosphere and of course a high quality seafood. But what we received was just a nice view... service was very slow.I didn't have 2 hours for lunch (maybe some people do) so I left in the middle of our lunch, hungry and disappointed, leaving my guests to wait for their main courses...

We arrived there at 13.35, ordered our food as soon as we could and received our starters from lunch menu (which is supposed to be a quicker option) at 14.30, then our main courses arrived at 15.00 but to a wrong table where clients almost started to eat what we ordered. Then the waitress just said "sorry", took those plates and brought them to our table.

Sorry, but I didn't have 2 hours for lunch (maybe some people do), especially if it is a week day (Wednesday) and the restaurant was not so full. So I left in the middle of our lunch, hungry and disappointed, leaving my guests to wait for their main courses...

(+2) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from Lucy Law (12%) on October 12th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Sorry the rating stars don't go into negative. Here is a copy of the recent complaint letter sent to said restaurant.

For the attention of the manager:

I would like to bring to your attention the substandard quality of food served on a recent trip to the restaurant. On Sunday the 27th of September on a business trip to Victoria Quay my husband suggesting that we try the Loch Fyne Seafood restaurant. Being a Fishery Officer and having both a keen interest and love of seafood I was enthusiastic about going. We entered the restaurant which I must say was clean and well presented. My husband and I accompanied by our two children decided on the special menu and two childrenÂ’s meals.

Firstly the childrenÂ’s meals, the chips were black, either the oil needed to be changed or the chips had been previously cooked and reheated in the oil thus overcooking them and the Haddock goujons were ok, if not a little greasy; the portion sizes were fair.

The starters: my husband had the mussels which were okay but the portion size was very small. My soup however was both cold and tasted like most of the beach was left in it. I was ready to complain at this point but thought I would reserve judgement for the mains.

The main course: My husband had the salmon and potatoes with red onions. Firstly his salmon was the size of a postage stamp and extremely overcooked, he had a huge portion of thickly cut gooey onions on his place which did not complement the fish and potatoes with no butter or herbs - just slightly undercooked potatoes in a dish; he was not impressed. My main was the hake and Mediterranean couscous. The portion size of the couscous was pathetic - about a heaped dessert soon with no real Mediterranean flavour. The hake which was served on the bone was raw in the middle and the sauce a salty slime that I can only liken to something that is not fit to grace the pages of even this letter. It was inedible. At this point I was ready to let our waitress (who apart from being ill informed about the source of the seafood served was okay) know of my disgust at the meal we had just been served. My husband being a more reserved character asked me not to spoil a rare family evening and with my young son becoming bored and fidgety I was encouraged to leave the restaurant and return to the hotel. My husband and daughter enjoyed a bowl of ice cream each which with the bread was the best part of the meal by far.

Having spent £50 on our what was supposed to be a lovely family dinner before a busy meeting the following day was the worst meal my family and I have ever eaten. I would certainly advise anyone keen to try some local shellfish that the Loch Fyne seafood restaurant was not the place to go.

Food has the ability to make a great day better and leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Such a poor meal left us all hungry and disgruntled and rather poorer that we had set out.

I will certainly not be returning and feel disappointed that Scottish seafood which is some of the finest produce in the world is being served so poorly; it is a disgrace.

(+7) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from sharman (12%) on July 23rd, 2010 (8 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Absolutely dreadful!

Very slow service (1.5 hours to get main), food lukewarm at best and all tasteless.

Desserts equally poor, do not waste your money...

(0) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

4.5 from campbell (12%) on September 3rd, 2010 (8 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

We went in on a whim on a lovely evening in July, because I wanted to sit on the harbour side and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun. They welcomed us, said it was "no problem" to seat us on the balcony, we only wanted one course, and that was also ok, and the staff were very quick too. We returned with a guest on Friday 14th August for dinner. After reading so many bad reviews, I am happy to say that we all had yet another lovely meal. Our waitress introduced herself and sort of allied herself to our service, which was a lovely touch. She asked if we had enjoyed everything, and we had. On a nice evening, with the sun setting, a lively buzz of conversation in the restaurant, and staff who look so motivated and capable, it is a superb place to eat. In the past it was not good, but it really is now. It is much more relaxed and informal, and the old attitude of not giving you a table when the place is half empty (!) has gone!! Long live the new relaxed Loch Fyne.

(0) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from Linda (12%) on July 11th, 2011 (8 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Despite being nearly empty (later this turned out to be not surprising) we were given a poor table well away from the windows in the middle of three large tables, where we then had to wait some time before anyone came to even take a drinks order, while watching the large number of staff hanging around flirting with each other ignoring us.

We ordered some olives as a starter which didn't appear. My husband ordered steak which was dreadful, and came without a steak knife (later supplied by forgetful staff). The seafood (Prawns and scallops) was okay, but nothing to write home about. The creme brulee was rubbery, and the whole ambiance was ruined by waiting staff and even kitchen staff hanging around like they were down the pub having a laugh with each other while paying little attention to the customers.

Shocked at how bad it was which is disappointing as it has a great location and looks nice from the outside. Could have been a regular for us if it was good, but it's not. Won't be going back and would advise you to avoid it. It's also not cheap.

(+1) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from Fi (12%) on July 18th, 2011 (8 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

It's a shame that the once great name of Loch Fyne has been brought to this absolutely dreadful standard thanks to poor food and even worse staff. Our waitress was extremely enthusiastic to the point of being slightly hysterical when trying to sell us the specials board - the amazing smoked salmon starter that had apparently been baked for hours and hours to bring out the most amazing flavour and truly the best thing our waitress had ever tasted, turned out to be a boring and bland smoked salmon course pate with some rocket on the side that had seen better days. My main of fishcakes were lukewarm and came on a plate drowning in oil from a pile of green beans that were very overcooked and tasteless. The smoked haddock risotto was a pile of white sludge that a smoked haddock had dipped its toe in and run away from. When we complained to our waitress at the length of time we had waited for our mains (over half an hour) we were snapped at that we hadn't been waiting THAT long! She then checked with the kitchen and came back to 'correct us' that we had in fact only been waiting 15 minutes and that our meal would be there in a minute! I'm not sure where she conjured up the 15 minutes from but it certainly wasn't correct and I think perhaps what she meant to say was "sorry about that, I'll just checking what's happening"... The food is expensive for what it is and there are much better fish restaurants in Leith. Needless to say we did not leave a tip for our very strange waitress.

(+2) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

2 from Sally Payne (12%) on May 15th, 2012 (7 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

I have recently eaten at Newhaven Loch Fyne and have been disappointed both times. I used to love eating here but the service has become slower and slower, to the point where we started to time how long it took for two of us to receive each course. The bill, needless to say came very quickly!

There is only one Loch Fyne place to eat and that is the original Oyster Bar at Loch Fyne.

(0) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

3.5 from NealeG (10%) on June 4th, 2008 (11 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Went on a sunny Sunday evening with a party of 14 and had a very nice time, staff were attentive while we took ages to order and the food was very good. Nice selections even dishes like chilli squid, plus good presentation. Not too expensive and a great location. I think I would even be happy to go back there for drinks at the wine bar on a nice day.

(+1) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from muffindog (9%) on August 26th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh
Image by muffindog

The Edinburgh/Newhaven restaurant used to be a favourite. Today, I handed back my order of Mussels, many empty, some dead. Replaced - just as bad, or do they 'sell' the empties? No apologies offered.

The chips used to be fresh, cooked in dripping, now soggy nasty McCain offerings. The plaice [tasty & nicely cooked] still had a nasty bit of gut in it.

The house red was powerful but all 3 glasses we had were spoiled by enough sediment to keep a clan of Gypsies in fortunes for a month!

Pity we were not warned of the sad deterioration in standards!

(+4) (+1) (+2)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

3 from Sean (7%) on October 31st, 2011 (7 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Friday night, 22.10.11, booked for 20:00. Table for 2. Friendly greeting and shown directly to our table. Ordered fish and chips for myself, a smoked salmon dish for my partner, a side order of olives and 2 large glasses of the house red. So far so good.

We reckon the restaurant was about two thirds full. We waited. And we waited. And waited a bit more. (pun intended) By now after 20 minutes, only the wine & olives had arrived at our table?! Probably taking pity on us, our waiter supplied a complimentary basket of bread slices and dipping olive oil. Very good. So at least we didn't have to eat the napkins.

When our orders arrived, my fish and chips was something which appeared to be prawns? My English is not so good, but fish 'n chips, is fish 'n chips! More fumbling and apologies. My partner's dinner of salmon chunks and a salad really looked inviting. So hey ho, continued with the bread and wine diet, while the kitchen battered my fish and fried up some chips. Well, when it arrived, looked very fussy in its basket of faked news print. The fish was okay. Just okay. The chips I'd guess were dry roasted? Very odd texture? For £11.95 I'd have hoped for less theatrics and a larger helping.

My partner assured me, the salmon was great, and the sliver of salmon I was offered during the long wait for my food was great.

Maybe it was just an off night? But seriously folks, enough with the sorries and get with serving the right orders, within a reasonable period of time. Your menu prices are up market. Your levels of service during our meal, was down market B&B!

On a scale of 5, you get 3, only by a whisker. A modest meal for two at just over £31 I'd expect sharper service, and getting what we ordered pronto.

(+2) (+1) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

5 from jimobe (6%) on December 6th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

I left Edinburgh to work overseas as a diplomat in 1966. I returned with my wife, to retire to Leith, in March 2007. Shortly thereafter we discovered the Loch Fyne Restaurant in Granton. It is a revelation. The staff are delightful, helpful and attentive. The food is excellent and the atmosphere magical. The Arctic chard if it is on the menu is a must. It is one of the finest fish dishes I have ever tasted, cooked to perfection. The vegetables served with this fish dish are crunchy and fresh. The cost of the meal with a glass of wine was amazingly good value. Highly recommended and we will go back. But you must book. It is very popular, and rightly so.

(+2) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

1 from oh4goodgrub (6%) on May 2nd, 2008 (11 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Yes Yes Yes oh fantastic, Loch Fyne restaurant in Edinburgh, if it's as good as the origional we're in for a treat!!!

I went, I tried to get a table but couldn't. (Ah I hear you all saying "he should have booked!"). The place was practically empty, I asked the nice Maitre D for a "table for two please".

"Sorry sir it's only bookings". I looked around expecting to see a large queue forming behind me... nothing!

"You can have this leaflet which tells you all about the restaurant, and then next time phone us to reserve your table".

What next time! Maybe in a couple of years... I'll just drive to the original thanks.

(-2) (-1) (+2)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

3 from Bill (6%) on July 3rd, 2009 (10 years ago)

Loch Fyne Restaurant, 25 Pier Place, EH6 4LP, Edinburgh

Osysters to die for, they are amazing -

if you like fish this restaurant is a must.

(-1) (0) (0)

Sign up or log in to moderate this review

Review this Business

Been there? Please leave your rating and review.

You are not logged in. Your review will appear more trustworthy if you sign up or log in first.

Your review

[?]

[?]

[?]

 

[?]

 

CAPTCHA Code

[?]