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Mar 16, 2009 04:42 PM

Accessible restaurants in Edinburgh

I am planning a trip and am concerned about mobility there. Do most restaurants have stairs? If so, could you recommend some places that are stairfree and have fish or shellfish- our favorite foods? Thanks, in advance, for your help.

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  1. Hiya - the Tower Restaurant in the Museum of Scotland has lift access, and fantastic views across to the castle. It serves lots of local seafood - nothing massively adventurous and not cheap, but still, it's a great location.

    Down at the docks, meanwhile, most restaurants I can think of are based on the ground floor - The Shore, The Kitchin, Martin Wishart?
    hope that helps...

    1. The Mussel Inn is on Rose Street, a pedestrian only street a block north of Princes Street. There is ground floor seating and, given the name, it is no surprise they specialize in mussels and other shellfish.

      1. I can't personally recommend any fish/seafood restaurants in Edinburgh as I keep my seafood restaurant experiences to holiday trips to the Scottish Coast. However if it helps, when people think of seafood restaurant they often think of Fisher's - there's two one on the shore in Leith - one in the centre of town - the one in town has a ground floor entrance but I don't know if it has ground floor seating.

        Or Sweet Melinda's which is next to the famous Eddie's Seafood Market in Marchmont and is a ground floor restaurant.