28th September 2018 12.30pm
My parents were in Edinburgh visiting, so we decided to take a stroll in Newhaven on what turned out to be a sunny but breezy day, and try out The Fishmarket. Situated on Newhaven Harbour, The Fishmarket has only been open a few months. Offering both take away and restaurant dining, I would recommend booking in advance, as this place got busy.
We were seated by the window, with a lovely view of the harbour and the Forth, and had a look at the menu. I would imagine most people come here for fish and chips, but there are some other options. I chose the squid and a small portion of chips. My parents both opted for fish and chips, one choosing the medium size and the other the large (you can go as big as ‘whale’ sized). My mum couldn’t resist ordering some mushy peas on the side and I ordered a garlic mayonnaise.
My squid arrived and there was plenty of it, although possibly not enough to justify the price. It was accompanied by a Vietnamese dipping sauce. The squid was not rubbery and the coating was light. The dipping sauce had a sharp edge to it that I loved. This worked really well together. The chips were of a decent standard. I couldn’t really tell the difference in size between my parents’ portions of fish and chips, which was a little odd. They really enjoyed the fish though and agreed that the chips were nice. The mushy peas got a thumbs up.
We were too full for dessert but there were some good things on offer such as lemon posset and chocolate pots.
The Fishmarket was a nice lunch outing, in a lovely setting.
Food – 7/10
Service – 8/10
Atmosphere – 8/10
Value – 7.5/10
Would I eat here again? Probably.
£36 for 1 large haddock and chips, 1 medium haddock and chips, squid, small chips, mushy peas and a garlic mayo.