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Occupying the first floor of the Hotel Missoni (but entirely separate), Ondine is a clean-lined, contemporary space with a crustacean bar holding centre stage, plus a jazzy helping of baroque fabrics and jaunty art. Lunch could start with brown crab soup and a crispy crab cake, followed by a chunky mackerel curry with shahi rice and raita, with butterscotch pudding for afters. At dinner, there’s some more flashy stuff such as roast monkfish with tomato, chorizo and chickpea stew, plus big shellfish platters and some meaty options including fillet of Orkney beef with roasted bone marrow. Veggies also get a look-in, and the fish-friendly wine list includes plenty by the glass. Chef/proprietor Roy Brett learned his trade with seafood guru Rick Stein, and is hot on ethical cooking – Ondine is accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council for its sustainable sourcing.

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2 George IV Bridge ,Edinburgh EH1 1AD

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Mar 2011

booked this restaurant as it's next door to Hotel Missoni, where we were staying, and it's a fish restaurant. Although the restaurant continued the Hotel's cool and chic feel, we found the food didn't live up to its reputation. If you are not into crustacea (there were four lobster dishes on the menu) naped in garlic butter there was little choice of fish. Shellfish platters and fish curry aside the only choices were sea bass or plaice. We both pumped for the sea bass.(I believe farmed), which was...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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2 George IV Bridge ,Edinburgh EH1 1AD

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Sep 2010

We ate at Ondine whilst in Edinburgh on a little honeymoon. It was recommended to us by the lady who ran the guesthouse where we were staying. She said it was a special place and indeed, it was just right for our special Honeymoon meal. Just after we sat down, two rather stylish businessmen arrived, one having told the other was vegetarian. After looking at the menu, this matter arose. There ensued a conversation where the host, proclaimed, without any malice, ‘…but I though vegetarians ate fish…’...

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Daniel O.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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    Lunchquest Edinburgh :: Ondine | Lunchquest Edinburgh

    Today for lunch I walked up the steps of the mound and looked for the almost hidden Ondine Restaurant that hovers over Pizza Express on George the IV Bridge. The glass entrance and the steps ascending to the sleek black and white dining room made me all too aware that I was dressed for the wrong party.

    Regardless, I took my seat across from a smug looking B, who had just returned from his jaunt to Istanbul where he ate too much meat and just managed to beat the snow into and out of Turkey (a feat of which is down to the Polartross, no doubt...
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    One Two Culinary Stew :: One Two Culinary Stew: Ondine – Edinburgh

    I first visited Ondine shortly after chef-patron Roy Brett launched it six years ago. The food and service were so memorable that I vowed to return. I recently had the opportunity to have my birthday meal at this luxurious seafood restaurant in Edinburgh and it was as wonderful as I remembered… even better, if that’s at all possible.
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  • Cuisine: Fish
  • Area: Central Scotland
  • Price: £34.00
  • Wine: £15.50
  • Champagne: £34.95
  • Private Dining: 10

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