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Old Chain Pier

Newhaven · European, British · ££££
187 Reviews

About Old Chain Pier

Dear diners, if your group includes diners under the age of 18, please let the restaurant know when making your booking so you can be seated in the appropriate section. Thank you for your understanding.

A landmark on Trinity Crescent, Old Chain Pier invites you to experience incredible seasonal cuisine, tasty pub eats and delicious drinks in an environment that’s sophisticated and cosy. Situated in an historic building just next to the waterfront in Newhaven, Old Chain Pier offers a unique spot to dine on some of Edinburgh’s best cuisine. No matter whether you’re visiting the city for the first time or a seasoned local, Old Chain Pier guarantees to surprise you with their delicious offerings.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Old Chain Pier
32 Trinity Crescent, Newhaven
Edinburgh EH5 3ED

Chef's Choice



Homemade Hummus & Pitta Bread


Scottish Smoked Salmon

with dill creme fraiche, oatcakes and salad garnish

Beer Battered King Prawns

served with a Louisiana remoulade


A Wee Fish and Chips

beer battered angel cut haddock with mushy peas, tartar sauce and hand cut chips

Chicken Tagine

succulent chicken cooked with Harissa and apricots served with cous cous and pitta bread

8oz Sirloin Steak

served with hand cut chips, roast cherry tomatoes and mushrooms


Zingy Lemon Tart

with whipped cream

Deep Filled Apple Pie

served with vanilla custard or ice cream

Oozing Chocolate Sponge Pudding

served with vanilla custard or ice cream
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More about Old Chain Pier, Edinburgh

As one of Edinburgh’s most respected local restaurants, Old Chain Pier is something of a legend around the city. Found on Trinity Crescent in Newhaven, this restaurant is known for offering amazing Scottish cuisine and delicious brews, all the while hosting popular events like a regular quiz night, and offering beautiful rooms for private hire.

Stop by Old Chain Pier in Edinburgh’s Newhaven for brunch on Saturday and Sunday to experience incredible options ranging from the Full Vegetarian breakfast to mains like the Old Chain Pier Fish and Chips. Or, come in during lunch or dinner and choose from an array of starters like scottish smoked salmon, chicken liver pate, and the bowl of chilli beef, before diving into mains like venison and ale pie, a kilo pot of Scottish mussels, classic mac ‘n’ cheese, or a succulent 8oz sirloin steak. There are plenty more seasonal specials on offer, so drop in often to see what’s new!

187 Old Chain Pier Reviews

Norma M.2 days ago · 1 review

Once again had a very enjoyable experience . Food was as delicious as always . Felt sorry for the lovely server as she was covering a lot of tables on her own . All credit to her , she was professional and courteous throughout and had a smile for everyone...nothing was too much bother . Please pass on our thanks to her .

Mike S.10 days ago · 1 review

The Old Chain Pier is a great place for lunch. There are wonderful views over the River Forth to enjoy while you tuck into a delicious meal. Fish & chips comes in two sizes, and the small one is just right for lunch.

Samantha F.10 days ago · 1 review

Food and atmosphere was brilliant. Service was great as always. I’ve invited friends and family who love it old chain pier just as much! Amazing

imgScott C.13 days ago · 1 review

Beautiful food, the staff were brilliant staff, and the place has a brilliant view looking over the Forth. Could not have asked for anything else.

Sally C.a year ago · 1 review

An mainly enjoyable meal for 6 people in the busy and picturesque Old Chain Pier with a couple of exceptions. We requested a swap of the vegetable accompaniment to the Sea Bass (due to a dietary requirement of one of the party) and were told that the Chef did not have any other veg to swap it with (something I found difficult to believe in a busy restaurant). We were then told that we couldn't have anything off the festive menu as we hadn't pre booked it - fair comment until we realised that the Turkey dinner was in fact on the a la carte menu as well. We were then advised that we would have to wait for this to be prepared which we happily did. When the Turkey dinners arrived there was no cranberry sauce and no gravy, and as Turkey is quite dry it really needed something with it.

Aileen H.2 years ago · 2 reviews

A friend and I went there for our evening meal and we had the best cullen skink I have ever tasted followed by a huge portion of mussels - fab! We returned on Sunday for brunch and the full Scottish breakfast was enormous - it set me up for the whole day. What a wonderful restaurant - friendly and helpful staff who were more than able to cater for my friend who has to have a gluten free diet. The views over the Firth of Forth are an added bonus to an already great wee place to eat!

Martin B.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic pub! Friendly staff, great range of drinks and the food was delicious - Will most definitely be back for more. Not a 6 star review as when we sat down for an early meal we were told immediately that they needed the table in 90 minutes - not a massive deal as this place is obviously popular and busy (for good reason) but to be told as soon as we were sitting down immediately put us under pressure to order and eat quickly. Again, not that big a deal and I would recommend this pub to everyone for a great drink and great food - reserve early!!.

Jane W.a year ago · 1 review

We had a very enjoyable evening in the Old Chain Pier having a meal with friends. The food is very good and there is plenty of choice. It's lovely being able to eat and look at the sea at the same time.

Michelle N.2 years ago · 1 review

We arrived to a friendly welcome, the staff were bubbly and knowledgeable about the menu. Both the starter & main course were beautifully presented, definitely freshly made to order, and delicious. The setting was stunning, with wonderful sea views. We were so pleased to have found such a little gem, and would go again if we were here long enough. Thank you for such a wonderful birthday meal xx

Laura M.a year ago · 1 review

The staff were friendly but not vey aware of what was going.on around them. Trying to get their attention wasnt easy. The food was very good. The service was OK. The waitress was very forgetful and we had to keep asking and reminding her. She was new and very apologetic. She had a health problem that was affecting her concentration and performance. When the bill arrived it was wrong. We sent it back and the second bill was also wrong. We sent it back and the 3rd bill was also wrong. Finally the 4th Bill was correct.

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