Cafe Fish

Price guide: Mid-range

60 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE

Price guide: Mid-range

A buzzing Cafe Fish

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#32 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Cafe Fish

Fresh seasonal fish served simply.

Café Fish was opened in 2009 by a prodigy of Marco Pierre White. Publicity like that did no harm when they first opened their doors, but it is their great reputation for food that has sustained and ensured a loyal following. Young, smiley staff, excellent value and well-produced food make it worth the trip off the beaten track to find.

Food and drink: 

Crab, clams, creel-caught langoustine and diver scallops are among the items to tempt your palate and, at £10 for a two-course lunch, you'll have some money left over for their delicious house Sauvignon Blanc.

Ambience: 

Café Fish is in a traditional Edinburgh high-ceilinged room complete with original rotating door, but the stainless steel bar, walls stripped back to the brickwork and fittings give it a surprisingly modern twist.

Service: 

Informal, friendly.

Location: 

On a corner site in Leith, just a few hundred yards from the waterfront. Not the most salubrious area, but worth it for the experience. 

Price advice: 

The offers on their website change and the menu changes daily. Main courses average at £10 and starters at £5.

More information on Cafe Fish:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
British, Mediterranean, Modern, Seafood
Address:
60 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE
Telephone:
0131 538 6131
Website:
http://www.cafefish.net
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tues-Sat noon-10pm; Sun noon-5pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
funky, Scottish produce

Have you been to Cafe Fish? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

As of July 2011 Cafe Fish has now moved to Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
Same website and still worth going.