Where to Eat in North Queensferry: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 22, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

North Queensferry is a village in Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth, between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge, and 10 miles (16.1 km) from Edinburgh. According to the 2011 census, the village has a population of 1,076. It is the southernmost settlement in Fife.
Things to do in North Queensferry

1. Room with a View

Hawkcraig, Aberdour KY3 0TZ, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$275 +44 1383 860402
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 398 reviews

Room with a View

Room with A View, Seafood Restaurant situated within the Forth View Hotel in the coastal village Aberdour, Fife. Enjoy succulent scallops, wholesome halibut & Fresh Langoustines and many more delicious seasonal seafood dishes cooked to exquisite perfection. Whilst also enjoying the small but special menu you can enjoy the spectacular views of Edinburgh and the river Forth whilst listening to local Classical Guitar player Nick Rees on the sound system (who also plays live on occasion). Every seat offers a view of Edinburgh or Aberdour Harbour or climbers on the Hawkcraig Cliffs. On a sunny day it is nice to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the garden area or eat Al fresco

Reviewed By AlanYain - Consett, United Kingdom

Often great views from a restaurant equates to overpriced, poor quality food. This definitely is NOT the case with Room with a View. Location is spectacular with panoramic vistas looking over the bay to Aberdour, the Forth Rail Bridge and stretching over to Arthur’s Seat and beyond in Edinburgh.
The restaurant itself is small, only 8 or so tables tucked into a little dining room simply but neatly decorated in the Forth View Hotel. The building is down a steep track from the Silver Sands car park, either walk (no heals/posh shoes) or take the restaurant up on the offer of a lift.
The menu is small and well thought out, not too fancy but still with some innovation. Service was attentive without being overbearing.
Food, primarily seafood as you’d expect, was very well prepared and presented. Tasting plates are on offer for starters and desserts which offer a good chance to try a variety of dishes. Mains were also very well prepared with some interesting flavours and texture combos.
The wine list looks interesting, although unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to try many of them out.
We had lunch for three people - 3 courses with a glass of wine each all for just over £100 - very good value for money too.
Highly recommended.

2. Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill at Orocco Pier

17 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$447 - HK$447 +44 131 331 1298
Excellent
49%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
10%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 445 reviews

Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill at Orocco Pier

Reviewed By xxme - West Lothian, United Kingdom

Orocco Pier on the High street of South Queensferry consists of the Antigo cafe bar and the Samphire sea food and char-grilled steaks restaurant. Both places open almost all day are nicely and modern decorated offering stunning views to the Bridges through their glass lined back walls. Having been many times to the Antigo for breakfast, snacks and drinks, for a special birthday night we booked a table for 8 at the Samphire next door. After a couple of drinks at the bar we were shown to our huge round table with the astonishing views to the rail bridge. The menu is quite small making the choices easy and the wine list covers all different tastes of wine. The food was freshly cooked, very tasty and excellent presented in posh big plates. Highly recommended the warm black pudding with smoked pancetta and baby new potato salad starter, the chicken and duck main courses, the pan seared scallops served with caramelised apples and their steaks. Desserts are out of this world too. The service was nice, friendly and attentive by a young waitress, although was her first night on duty. It was an unforgettable night. The only fault I would say is that the music is not combined with the posh style of the restaurant.

3. The Wee Restaurant

17 Main Street, North Queensferry KY11 1JG, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available European, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$283 - HK$439 +44 1383 616263
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 548 reviews

The Wee Restaurant

Reviewed By Edinburghjimmy - Scotland

We had our St Valentine's Day lunch here, our third visit to what is now our favourite restaurant and it was a good as ever.
The three course set lunch was a very reasonable £20 plus wine and offered amongst other things French onion soup, grilled chicken supreme on a bed of truffle flavoured risotto and cheese or sticky toffee pudding, all of which were absolutely delicious. I forgot to mention the home baked sourdough bread and butter with home made tapenade, but that too was excellent. The tapenade is also available as a take away in a small kilner jar and well worth the £5.
An excellent, friendly little restaurant where you are guaranteed satisfaction every time. Parking can be a bit problematic in the height of summer although there is a large car park under the rail bridge a few hundred yards away.
Highly recommended!

4. The Boathouse

22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 - HK$251 +44 131 331 5429
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 662 reviews

The Boathouse

Reviewed By Keith A - Southampton

Very nice ambience right on the riverbank with great views of the bridge at night. Very pleasant staff. A slightly limited but excellent menu. Very reasonably priced and given the numbers dining it would seem to be very popular with visitors and locals alike.

5. Queen's Spice Indian Restaurant

1 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$133 - HK$549 +44 131 331 4300
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

Queen's Spice Indian Restaurant

Finest Indian cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Management and Staff take great pride in serving you the very best Indian cuisine .

Reviewed By Stuart T - Banknock, United Kingdom

Was looking for a decent Indian restaurant near Dunfermline and looked this place up on Trip advisor, went tonight and had one of the finest Indian meals I’ve ever eaten.
I will definitely be back again, what a find.
I’d recommend the chana puri to start and the garlic chilli tender lamb. Mmmmmmm.
Great food, really nice staff, highly recommend

6. The Railbridge Bistro

4 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TA, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$220 +44 131 331 1996
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 869 reviews

The Railbridge Bistro

Reviewed By Ian M - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Have used this restaurant many time for lunch with foreign business partners, as the location is right beneath the Forth Bridge and the views are we fabulous. The bistro is great for both adults and kids and I especially like eating in the galleries upstairs, which also serves as an exhibition area and is detailed with a complete history of the bridge's construction. Food is always good as is service and staff very good - get in early, as it can be very busy, especially in the busy tourist months - definitely recommended.

7. Antico at Orocco Pier

10-17 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 870 118 1664
Excellent
32%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
13%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 867 reviews

Antico at Orocco Pier

Reviewed By travelmum1 - Edinburgh

Popped in here on a Sunday morning for a coffee and cake on a freezing cold day. Good choice of coffee and cake but there were others eating full cooked breakfasts which looked delicious. This restaurant has lovely views out over the sea and of the Forth Bridges. The hot chocolate with marsh mallows and cookies was fab as was husbands coffee.

8. Ferrybridge Hotel

1 Main Street, North Queensferry EH30 9TU, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Scottish, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Excellent
37%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Ferrybridge Hotel

Located in North Queensferry near Edinburgh underneath the Bridges.

Reviewed By Andrew V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

When entering the Hotel bar for something to eat the fact that there was onlky one other couple there was of no surprise given the rather gloomy dark green interior, and certainly the loud rock music transmitted through poor speakers did not create the ideal ambience for a pleasurable experience. On ordering from a basic menu I decided to risk sausages, mash and onion gravy. The sausages were cooked on just the one side with the underneath quite raw. The mash was acceptable but the gravy, despite being advertised as 'onion gravy' was devoid of any semblance of an onion and consequently as tastless as the sausages.

9. Hawes Inn Restaurant

7 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TA, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch +44 131 331 1990
Excellent
29%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
12%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 1 reviews

Hawes Inn Restaurant

Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Hawes Inn offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.

Reviewed By Robi1603 - Lake District, United Kingdom

Simply to say thank you again for a fantastic Sunday roast served piping hot and promptly considering how busy you were. Special thanks to Kirsty for being courteous and efficient throughout the visit See you soonThank you for your fantastic 5* Review I have passed on your wonderful comments to Kirsty and the kitchen team and they are delighted. Thank you

10. Picnic Coffee Shop

5 Mid Terrace, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9LH, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations Italian, Cafe, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$63 +44 131 331 1346
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Picnic Coffee Shop

Queensferry’s premier cafe with an Italian twist and a “must visit” on your trip. Serving freshly roasted coffee and a range of Italian cured meats – Mortadella, Prosciutto Cotto, Parma Ham with Ciabatta, Focaccia and Panini. Also serving a varied Scottish menu. We pride ourselves with the quality of our food/drinks and our personal friendly service.

Reviewed By DaoHaddington - Haddington, United Kingdom

We take our granddaughter here for lunch after school. The welcome is great and the owner is superb with children. There is a special offer on the menu for children which ticks all the boxes. We get good food too. The soup,panini,sandwiches are all good with lots of fillings to choose from. You can sit and watch all the fresh food being prepared. There is carry out too.

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