Fresh seafood at The Fishmarket, Newhaven
19:00 – Dinner at The Fishmarket
One of the most exciting new openings in Edinburgh this year, and recently listed as one of the best new foodie experiences in the world by Lonely Planet, The Fishmarket in Newhaven has quickly become a must visit for an Edinburgh foodie weekend.
Newhaven is 5 minutes west along the seaside, and with some colourful houses and a church along its marina, the views stretch right across the Firth of Forth on a clear day.
Aptly in the home of the former fish market, the restaurant takes its produce from Welch’s Fishmongers just next door and with an ex Rick Stein Head Chef, you know it’s going to be great.
What’s really surprising is just how affordable the menu is, for example with fish and chips starting at just over a tenner in the sit-down restaurant, it’s not that much more than a London takeaway.
The quality and freshness of the ingredients are apparent from each bite, from the freshly shucked oysters which are only £1 apiece during the 5-6 p.m. happy hour, through to the plump prawns and the tender fillets in the lightly battered fish and chips.
In the summer months, you can dine on the patio or grab a takeaway, though sitting down in the spacious and airy restaurants and sampling a range of the fish on offer, in my opinion, is the best way to round off your foodie weekend in Edinburgh. (www.thefishmarketnewhaven.co.uk)
Traditional Fish and Chips
And that’s a wrap for your edible weekend in Edinburgh, a complete walking tour of Edinburgh with food and attractions side by side.
Want to know a bit more about what to do in the city?
Here is a list of attractions and day trips from Edinburgh, or if you are touring the country you might want to check out my must-visit places in Scotland.
Lastly, if you’re heading to Edinburgh during August be aware there are five festivals on, and the city has an entirely different vibe. You can read my guide to August in Edinburgh here.
Wishing you a bonnie trip to the stunning capital of Scotland!
* I teamed up with #UncoverEdinburgh to produce this content. All venues visited and content is of my own choice and opinion.