3 The Shore, 0131 553 5080
NEAR 10-minute taxi ride to city centre
One of Leith’s many restaurants where the relaxed atmosphere belies the carefully prepared food, the Shore has a small but smartish dining room off the main bar area. A recent change of hands means fewer fish dishes but old Shore favourites such as the ham hash cakes with poached egg and hollandaise remain. From the main menu, expect the likes of pork belly and scallops served with horseradish, applesauce and pickled white cabbage. Live music in the bar is scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday evening, but it’s not unknown for spontaneous jam sessions to break out on other nights.