Ondine

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#90 of 4222 places to eat in Edinburgh
ClosedOpens at 12:00
Seafood, Scottish, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: £19-78
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2 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Visitors book a table for tasty dishes here and enjoy the sights of National Library of Scotland. Discover new tastes of Scottish cuisine in the comfort of this restaurant. Try mouthwatering tempura oysters, lemon sole and fried clams. Most guests recommend trying good ice cream, pudding and parfait. Delicious Sauvignon blanc, rum or whiskey are waiting for you at Ondine. Coffee lovers will find it great.

An intimate atmosphere and beautiful interior make this place so good. This spot is recommended for the accommodating staff. The fabulous service is something these restaurateurs care about. Attractive prices are what you will pay for your meal. This restaurant is a Michelin selection and has been rewarded with 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the inspectors note that Ondine guarantees ultimate comfort.

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Definitely one of the best seafood restaurants in Edinburgh, its a lovely place to be in with friendly knowledgeable staff and excellent food/wine. Pleasantly relaxed atmosphere means that it's easy to relax and enjoy your visit. Be warned though, it's not cheap, but it's definitely worth it.
Modern place central location and happy hour for oysters but you must make a reservation first
Since this place served me the worst meal I’ve had in my entire life, I feel obligated to give them the worst review and rating I’ve given in my entire life. Walking in, the decor was outdated, the host was missing, and another couple tried to retrieve their own coats from the coat room after finding no one available to help them. These should have been the first warning signs. Regardless, due to the high ratings on Yelp, and the note we got saying our card would be charged if we cancelled our reservation, we decided to keep our table. If you’re reading this after making a reservation at Ondine: RUN! Now! Whatever cancellation fee they may charge you is far better than the kind of food and service you’ll get here!We arrived for an 8 PM reservation, and our table wasn’t ready for nearly 10 minutes after, though the restaurant was almost half empty. We ordered drinks and starters, and our mains. The drinks came quickly, the starters took a while. And this is where things really went south. After our starters, we ordered a second round of drinks... and then waited... and waited some more. Finally, a little after 9 PM, we flagged down our server and asked about our main course. It finally came out, more than an hour after we had placed our initial order. The food was terrible. My boyfriend’s langoustine was just ok, and was £30 for 6 pieces. I’m visiting, so I don’t know if that is the standard price, but it seems expensive for just “okay.” I also had a £20 risotto, and the rice was underdone and still crunchy in the center. The whole thing was pretty inedible, and the portion was small and poorly plated given the cost. What made the experience 10x worse is that the entire wait staff seemed to be ignoring us. Nobody stopped to ask how our meal was, or offer a refill of water. Honestly, most of the staff seemed to be avoiding eye contact or talking to us as they walked by. By this point, there were as many staff as diners in the restaurant, so there was no excuse for the inattentive service. Finally, once we flagged down our server and asked for the check, he asked if my meal was okay after seeing half the risotto on the plate— I said it was good. Because what else are you supposed to say at the end of your meal, after you’ve already wasted over an hour and a half at the worst restaurant you’ve ever been to? We were ready to get out of there. I even tipped like an idiot because I’m American and do so out of habit. Our bill was over £100 before tip, and I regret every pound I spent here. I’m only spending 3 nights in this city, and I’m pretty sad that this dump took up a dinner slot on my itinerary when there are so many more amazing restaurants here. Either way, it’s a story to tell, and I hope everyone reading this will be warned of the poor quality.
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2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Features
Сredit cards accepted Delivery No outdoor seating Wi-Fi Booking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00
TuesdayTue 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00
WednesdayWed 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00
ThursdayThu 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00
FridayFri 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00
SaturdaySat 12:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00
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