Oysters at Ondine, in Edinburgh


For oyster lovers, the oyster bar at Ondine, in Edinburgh is not to be missed. The Telegraph actually calls Ondine “the best restaurant in Edinburgh“, and also “smart but understated”, which, coincidentally, is also how we like to describe ourselves. Naturally, we needed to visit this place. But first, we worked up an appetite exploring a castle.

Big Castle
Big Castle

Gotta guard the house…

Cannons to Right of Them
Cannons to Right of Them

Seriously, wow. We do not have anything like this in Seattle.

Inside the Castle
Inside the Castle

Ok, that was fun. Now, time for a white burgundy and some oysters at Ondine’s oyster bar.

Thirsty, Post-Castle
Thirsty, Post-Castle

You know that we love our oysters. From harvesting them off our beach on the Key Peninsula, to eating them around town in Seattle, we’re seriously into Pacific oysters. So how pleasant to eat these delicious, briny oysters. Officially, it looks like they were all Pacific oysters, grown in the waters of Scotland. How cool!

Here’s what we had:

Loch Fyne Rock

Loch Fyne Oysters
Loch Fyne Oysters

Sir! We like your oysters!

Nice Oysters!
Nice Oysters!

Caledonian Rock

Caledonian Rock
Caledonian Rock

Heaven…

Hurray!!
Hurray!!

Also, a nice bowl of fish soup served with gruyere and a rouille sauce, and a salad in a bowl. Very nice. Thank you, Ondine, for a lovely Scottish oyster experience.

Soup and Salad, Scottish Style
Soup and Salad, Scottish Style

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