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The Shore Bar and Restaurant. 3 Shore, Leith.

Posted on: November 3, 2011     |     0 comments

The Shore Bar and Restaurant, 3 Shore, Leith.

Anybody who knows me knows that I have an enormous soft spot for The Shore Bar and Restaurant. Firstly the venue has a certain charm that is lost in modern eateries, the atmosphere envelopes you making leaving hard to do, and then there’s the food.

Living close to The Shore Bar and Restaurant is a great benefit and ensures that friends make the effort to come to the Shore area rather than me trekking into the city centre. On this occasion my lunch companions had travelled from Australia, not just for The Shore Bar, it has to be said.

We shared starters of scallops with a beetroot salsa, and baked oysters. The scallops were little bites of pleasure, the scallops perfectly cooked and the salsa giving a sharp edge on the palette. The baked oysters were simply stunning.

For main course my two Australian friends had The Shore Bar and Restaurant's famous fish and chips, succulent haddock coated in a crisp IPA batter, served with mushy peas (what else??) My partner and I had sea bass on a bed of crab and pancetta risotto. The sea bass had a beautiful crispy skin and incredibly moist meat, with the risotto being the perfect balance to the dish.

We passed on dessert and enjoyed a couple of extra drinks whilst whiling away a fantastic Sunday afternoon, in what is a Leith institution. What more could you ask for?

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