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July 31, 2014

Fish Eatery

Love ling? Hot for haddock? Mad for monkfish?

If you answered yes to any of the above then you may well fall hook, line and sinker for Fish Eatery which opens to the public today on Edinburgh’s Picardy Place.

The new venture is headed up by chef Jason Wright who also runs the adjacent Steak restaurant.

Scottish seafood

The 46 restaurant aims to serve the best of Scottish seafood at affordable prices. Judging from the menu, the pricing is certainly keen.

The most expensive item on the menu is a chicken and lobster macaroni at £22 but the vast majority of the main courses are under £15.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, from noon until 11pm, Fish Eatery offers, among other dishes, a clam chowder, dressed Newhaven crab, monkfish scampi and a ‘bucket o’ fish’ designed to be shared between two.

Fun menu

It looks as though Jason has had fun devising the menu. One of the main courses is a halibut Kiev served with crab baked beans and waffles.

A teatime menu, served until 6.30pm, offers a choice of three main courses for a tenner. Options include steak frites, moules frites and, of course, a fish tea – fish ‘n’ chips, mushy peas, bread, butter and a pot of tea.

Edinburgh fishmonger Gary Welch is supplying the fish.

Having established the very successful Steak restaurant, branching out into fish may not seem the most natural of moves. However, before setting out on his own, Jason was head chef at the award-winning seafood restaurant Ondine.

Ahead of its opening, Jason commented, ‘I am so excited about opening Fish Eatery especially after the amazing response and success we have had with Steak. It was the next natural step for me and my team and opening another restaurant is something I’ve always wanted to do and now is the right time to do it.  I’m ready and up for the challenge.’