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Old Chain Pier

NewhavenEuropean, British
194 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 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 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 - 11:00 pm


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

Menu Highlights



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!

194 Old Chain Pier Reviews

194 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Sarah K.5 days ago · 1 review

Good, lovely customer service. Vegan options too and friendly staff, chatted to us for a good amount of time, really enjoyed it here. Back to AUS now

rena m.2 months ago · 2 reviews

the best fish and chips we have had in a while, the service was topclass could not fault it will be back thankyou for a lovely day

Monika M.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Staff is very good made me feel like home , the dishes are great everything was fresh good quality food Definitely will be back with family and friends

JEAN F.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Excellent as usual. Service was fast and very pleasant. And the view superb with a sunny day. To see the ships sailing past is always a great pleasure.

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.

Miguel G.a month ago · 1 review

Having been to the Old Chain Pier before and really enjoying it, this visit was a bit of a disappointment. It was busy but I felt that didn’t justify being forgot about. We were shown to our table but weren't given any menus or offered drinks. After 20 mins a staff member who hadn’t shown us to our seats asked if we were ok. We got menus and drinks and eventually ordered and the food was good. Afterwards I asked for the bill and again it seemed we had been forgotten about as we had to ask again. Would I come back again ? Yes , good views and good food ,

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!!.

Mike S.4 months 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.

Jane W.2 years 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.