Joppa Rocks

84 Joppa Road, Edinburgh EH15 2ET
$$$ Seafood

Joppa Rocks is an exciting new upmarket restaurant and bar in Portobello, Edinburgh's Seaside. We specialise in fish and seafood, while also offering meat, vegan and vegetarian options. Enjoying fabulous views across the Firth of Forth, an ever-changing seascape, gorgeous sunsets and tasteful interior decor, we invite you to enjoy the unique Joppa Rocks experience with family and friends. Whether it's a special occasion or just a casual meal, we aim to make every visit a memorable one for you and your guests.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 84 Joppa Road, Edinburgh EH15 2ET
  • Cross Street: Portobello
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | European | Oyster Bar | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01315638014
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday 12:00 - 0:00
Tuesday
Tuesday 12:00 - 0:00
Wednesday
Wednesday 12:00 - 0:00
Thursday
Thursday 12:00 - 0:00
Friday
Friday 12:00 - 0:00
Saturday
Saturday 12:00 - 0:00
Sunday
Sunday 12:00 - 23:45

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
No, it's assistance dogs only due to the restricted space but dogs are welcome at our outdoor tables.
We use an automated table allocation system, which allocates tables based on availability and party size. It fills the window seats first, so booking in advance means you are more likely to get a window table.
Yes, please ask your server for details.
Yes, please ask your server for details.
The quickest and easiest way to book a table is by using our online booking system. If you have a problem with it, then you could try calling but we are often too busy to answer the phone.
Yes, if you just want drinks and nibbles that's fine. We have a good selection of wines, beers and cocktails.
We are currently in the process of updating our menus but we will publish them soon.
We are open for lunch from 12 noon. We may decide to open for breakfast at some point in the future.
Yes, we have a takeaway section offering a selection of fish and seafood. Oscar's multi award-winning gelato is also available for takeaway and we have great coffee.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.59 out of 5 stars based on 806 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2024
Elizabeth H.
Impeccable service - so attentive: proactive

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Jun 10, 2024
Al W.
Excellent from start to finish. Birthday celebration well received as a surprise for my mother in law. Rico's service and attention to detail was suberb. Thoroughly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2024
Patricia H.
Very welcoming, efficient service, good food with lovely sea views.

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2024
Larissa N.
Very lovely restaurant. Staff are all so approachable and attentive.

Overall: 10/10
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May 26, 2024
Judith R.
Lovely lunch great service from rico. All friendly.thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2024
Katarzyna M.
Food was delicious. Beautiful surroundings, nice service with positive energy.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2024
Linda A.
Had a lovely meal at Joppa Rocks. We all had fish and chips. Lovely big fish. Our waiters were friendly and attentive. Asked for a window seat which we were given. Will certainly be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 19, 2024
Robert N.
A wonderful experience.
Business Response:
Thanks Robert.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2024
Julia B.
Great experience! Delicious food, lovely staff, wonderful view!
Business Response:
Thanks Julia!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2024
Elizabeth W.
Yes, this was lovely. The staff all get top marks. The fish chowder was great and the haddock. Lovely coffee and tea. The chips were only 5/10
Business Response:
Thanks for your review Elizabeth and we'll take your comments about the chips onboard.

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Feb 23, 2024
Anne T.
Great food, friendly service and a stunning view in comfortable surroundings. What's not to love?
Business Response:
Thanks Anne!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2024
Jacqui B.
Lovely meal with fantastic service. Will be back !
Business Response:
Thanks Jacqui!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 04, 2024
Brigid D.
Lovely location, delicious food and very good service.
Business Response:
Thank you Brigid.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
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Jan 13, 2024
Lesley R.
Welcoming, helpful and professional staff Relaxed atmoshere Attention to dietary requirements Beautiful food Quality ingredients Overall lovely experience
Business Response:
Thanks Lesley.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2024
Daniel G.
Lovely place, very welcoming staff, and the food was excellent. They also perfectly followed some instructions about a birthday surprise. It was our first time and will not be the last one!
Business Response:
Thank you Daniel.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 03, 2024
Colin R.
Another great meal in Joppa Rocks. Great venue, super staff and good food.
Business Response:
Cheers Colin, glad you had a good time.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2023
Deirdre S.
Staff were really wonderful Took care of the birthday girl aged 88 with such generosity Thank you we will be back
Business Response:
Thank you Deirdre.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Dec 13, 2023
EILEEN M.
Brilliant setting with amazing sea views! Service was excellent - attentive and welcoming. Would highly recommend and look forward to a return visit.
Business Response:
Thank you so much Eileen.

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Dec 11, 2023
David E.
I took my family out for our annual Christmas get-together having never been before to Joppa Rocks. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the day, beautiful venue, excellent service and everyone loved the food. Will be back soon. Thanks everyone working on day. David
Business Response:
Thank you so much for your lovely review David.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2023
Louise H.
Loved our Christmas lunch! Five of us. Great food, service and ambience. And that view… !! Thank you.
Business Response:
Thanks Louise!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2023
Gavin S.
Delighted to find this place so close to home exceeding our expectations. Stunning setting with panoramic views along the Forth (on a clear day anyway) & thoughtful, unfussy decor inside. Staff were both attentive & efficient yet naturally easy going & welcoming. Menu is well suited to the surroundings with the focus on seafood - all done especially well, judging from what our table of five ordered at least - but other dishes with some Mediterranean influence are thoughtfully added & very well prepped & presented… and above all very tasty indeed… Thanks for a great lunch! Will be back for sure.
Business Response:
Thanks Gavin, look forward to seeing you again.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Nov 08, 2023
Pauline M.
As usual Joppa Rocks met our high expectations in all aspects. Both waitresses were very attentive. The food was delicious. Even on a weekday evening there were enough people to ensure a nice atmosphere and on a cold night it was nice and warm, something that is not always the case in other restaurants. We will return.
Business Response:
Thanks for your lovely review Pauline.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2023
Jairo L.
Great food and excelent services
Business Response:
Thanks Jairo!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2023
Carol B.
Everything was so nice,theferrero ice cream cake is to die for,staff so lovely x
Business Response:
Thanks Carol!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2023
Duncan C.
Excellent all round.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
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Oct 09, 2023
Rosalie T.
The weather was dreadful but fantastic to watch from the comfort of Joppa Rocks. Good food and service excellent. Lovely young staff who were very helpful.
Business Response:
Thanks Rosalie! We were surprisingly busy for such a terrible day but, as you say, those stormy seas are great to watch when you are safe and warm inside with good food and company. The sea is ever-changing and ever-fascinating. It's a great place to work!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2023
Karen A.
A fabulous eve. Superb staff and great food & wine. Thank you for the best table in the house! We will be back as soon as we can.
Business Response:
Thank you so much Karen.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2023
Julia M.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Views are AMAZING! The waitress very obliging and helpful. Food excellent and particularly enjoyed the lemon and basil sorbet. We’ll be back!
Business Response:
Thanks Julia!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Sep 22, 2023
Maggie W.
It was our first time here. Waitress very personable. Food really good, we will be back
Business Response:
Thanks Maggie!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2023
Margaret M.
It was a lovely experience from start to Finnish,good choices on the menu really enjoyed the bread felt like home made.The staff was so attentive and friendly without being over board as can sometimes can happen.overall we all really enjoyed our meal and will certainly return.
Business Response:
Thanks Margaret!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 18, 2023
Sara C.
We had a great experience at Joppa, and would highly recommend it. Our waitress Beth, was super nice and took good care of us, always with a smile. (thanks Beth!) The food was delicious and even though it was a bit empty (to be fair we went quite early as we were going with kids...), the restaurant is lovely, clean and very well decorated. Also, the views are amazing! I will definitely come back!
Business Response:
Thanks Sara! Always nice when our staff get a mention and I'm sure Beth will appreciate your comments.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2023
Sabrina F.
We ate a delightful food, served by a very kind waitress.
Business Response:
Thanks Sabrina!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2023
Maria W.
We will go vack
Business Response:
Thanks Maria!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Sep 08, 2023
Edward J.
First Class as always - food was superb - Prawn skewers & Prawn Linguine to share with home made bread was fabulous - staff were very attentive & welcoming - great views over the Forth is an added bonus
Business Response:
Thanks Edward and we'll aim for 10/10 for Service next time.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2023
Margie R.
Great experience our server was just amazing and a great asset to your business. Her name was deepita. Sorry if spelling is wrong but I lost her card. Margie Robb
Business Response:
Thanks Marjie. It's Deepali and she will be very happy to read your review.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2023
Suzy B.
Great service, lovely food and beautiful views - what more could you ask for?!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2023
Carol B.
Lovely day excellent service and the view,something else xx

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2023
Ros M.
We had a great meal at Joppa Rocks, staff were lovely and friendly, fantastic views over the Firth of Forth and the food was great. Will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2023
Fiona C.
Greeting on arrival was brilliant- great smile from female made us all feel very welcome. Restaurant is very well done and looks great - obviously helped by such fabulous location. Food was what we expected albeit couple of guests hoped for more Peas with their fish and chips . Standout apart from location was your people who did a great job looking after us particularly female who initially greeted us Thank you it really does make a difference
Business Response:
Thanks Fiona. You're right, a smile goes a long way.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2023
Sandra D.
Fantastique- We Will be back
Business Response:
Thanks Sandra!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2023
Jennifer M.
The food was excellent, service great, staff lovely and view exceptional. Loved it, will definitely be back.
Business Response:
Thanks Jennifer!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 31, 2023
Aida R.
Joppa Rocks kindly accommodated our request to have a table by the view to marvel at the incredible view! We enjoyed the food very much and the waiter who took care of us was excellent, very friendly. We will be back!
Business Response:
Thanks Aida!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2023
Monique W.
Lovely food with beautiful view of Portobello beach.
Business Response:
Thanks Monique!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2023
Louise W.
Delicious food served by attentive staff in a lovely setting with beautiful views. What more could you ask!
Business Response:
Thanks Louise!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2023
Gregory S.
Great food, service and phenomenal views!
Business Response:
Thanks Gregory!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2023
Alison T.
Great venue, complimented by the sea view. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 10, 2023
Alan B.
We had a lovely, relaxing lunch at Joppa Rocks. The view and the service were exceptional and the fish and chips we ordered were very nice, but no better than what we've had at most of the places we've been to in the UK. I highly recommend the place.
Business Response:
Thanks Alan!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2023
Jeannie M.
A fantastic dining experience. My son and I had the Portugese fish dish between us, and honestly, there was enough for 3 people. The service was exceptional. The view is fantastic. Although we both had as much as we could eat,and a bottle of wine, we didn't feel bloated or any ill effects. I think that was because the food was so fresh,and the restaurant was relaxed and unhurried. The lovely walk back along the prom made it a perfect evening. Thank you Joppa Rocks
Business Response:
Thanks Jeannie!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2023
Derek L.
Lovely food and friendly staff. Would benefit if more windows could open for ventilation ?
Business Response:
Thanks Derek. Yes, that's something we're working on.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 08, 2023
Hamill E.
Took our French guest and were fortunate that we got a lovely window table upstairs
Business Response:
Thanks Elaine!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2023
Patrick M.
One word describes Joppa Rocks Superb.
Business Response:
Thank you so much Patrick.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jul 06, 2023
Rona M.
It was my 2nd visit. It’s a thoroughly lovely restaurant.
Business Response:
Thanks Rona!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2023
Angela H.
Hi, had a lovely time. Food exceeded our expectations, we had read some negative reviews so weren’t sure how it would be. Food, service, ambiance and views were great; the prawn skewers were delicious as was the ice cream. We will definitely be back and would recommend.
Business Response:
Thanks Angela!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2023
Helen W.
First time at Joppa Rocks with a friend. We both agreed the lunch was delicious very generous starters and main course was excellent. We were seated upstairs looking down on the sea great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return
Business Response:
Thanks Helen!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2023
Nicola C.
First time visiting and had a really lovely evening. The venue is beautiful and views are wonderful. Would recommend.
Business Response:
Thanks Nicola!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 0/10
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Jun 29, 2023
Robert N.
Not disappointed, what a wonderful location, quality food and excellent service.
Business Response:
Thanks Robert. But 0/10 for ambience? I'm sure that's a mistake.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2023
Ian R.
Excellent in all respects. Ian Ramsay
Business Response:
Thanks Ian, that's good to hear.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2023
Leigh A.
Our visit to Joppa Rocks, was really good. The food was lovely, and well worth what we paid for. The service was efficient. And our server was pleasant. The atmosphere and views made it even more enjoyable. Will definitely be back again

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2023
Lisa O.
Excellent 1st visit to a local restaurant. Fabulous food, service & atmosphere we will definitely be back soon. Thank you!
Business Response:
Lisa, many thanks for your review and look forward to welcoming you back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2023
Maureen S.
What a beautiful place. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The views superb. We had lunch on a very quiet week day and look forward to coming back maybe of an evening to see the sun going down.
Business Response:
Thanks Maureen for your lovely comments. The sunsets are SPECTACULAR and I can't think of a better place from which to watch them.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2023
Gillian I.
Lovely staff, great location and tasteful decor. Only complaint is my ‘warm salmon salad’, salmon was cold. Was a bit disappointed. Also a slightly limited menu choice. Good to check a new place out, hope it improves.
Business Response:
Thanks for your review Gillian. Points noted and improvements are promised.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 08, 2023
Jenny D.
Very nice dining experience with very nice attentive staff who are working hard to please. Lovely views of the beach. I would say an asset to Portobello.
Business Response:
Thanks Jenny. There are some great independent businesses in Portobello. We live here and so do most of our staff and the majority of our customers. Edinburgh's Seaside is the place to be.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 05, 2023
Bob K.
Great night the food was amazing served by very pleasant courteous and knowledgeable staff in beautiful surroundings people have to realise this is not just a fish and chip establishment but a place of excellence 10/10
Business Response:
Thanks Bob!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
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Jun 03, 2023
Fiona S.
Food excellent, staff new, friendly and enthusiastic, a wee bit training and will be an asset
Business Response:
Fair comment Fiona, they were inexperienced but I think you will see a big improvement since your last visit. Just as friendly but a bit more confidence nowadays.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
May 24, 2023
Viv T.
Fantastic attentive service from lovely staff. Couldn’t have been more helpful. Food was lovely, and the decor and feel of the place was excellent. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2023
Jen O.
Lovely experience, the young team are friendly and helpful. Decor is beautiful and the views to the forth are so peaceful. Quality of food was exceptional the oysters they were so fresh. Only deducted a point as the mussels and lamb were overcooked which was very slightly disappointing. Thank you to all the staff and to Mr Murdochy for creating another lovely place to go in Portobello
Business Response:
Thanks Jen!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 18, 2023
Sylvia G.
A wider choice of desserts would be appealing. Just ice cream or something boozy was disappointing as we are pudding lovers!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2024
Patsy J.
As someone who is generally a fish eating vegetarian, although I didn't choose Falafels, I think seeing them in a wrap did not look appetising, better to have 2/3/4 of them separately, with the other ingredients on the plate, rather than in a wrap! I certainly wouldn't choose them the way they were presented!! This cuts down options as I don't eat seafood! But I still love coming to Joppa Rocks which has lovely ambience & friendly helpful staff!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 08, 2024
Lorraine Y.
Our table looked over the water, stunning views. The food was very good. The service was excellent, very friendly staff, can't wait to go back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 05, 2024
Arthur M.
Very pleasant experience,we chose from the lunch menu,Good food and plenty of it,excellent value with sea views as a bonus

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 24, 2024
Denise F.
A fantastic meal for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and the service was super. They accommodated us bringing a birthday cake and even gave us plates to enjoy a piece after our meal. The birthday girl also go a free ice cream. I wasn’t keen on the chip shops chips as I don’t think they go well with anything other than chippy food. The starters were quite small for the price too. Overall although we had a fantastic experience and would recommend. The view is worth it alone.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 16, 2024
Joan S.
Only had a starter (scallops and green bean puree) which was tasty but the scallops were tiny, so felt expensive for what I got. My friend had the sea food chowder which she thought was delicious and value for money. The glasses of wine were competitively priced. The service was excellent. Although we didn't mind being the only ones upstairs it did mean there was a lack of atmosphere (on a wet Thursday lunchtime) - though the decor and views are really lovely. It is one of my local restaurants, so I will continue to support it and wish it well.
Business Response:
Thanks for your review Joan.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 31, 2024
Louise A.
Another delicious meal served by attentive staff. Thank you!
Business Response:
Thank you Louise.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 22, 2024
AGNE K.
Delicious food, fantastic views, good choices of drinks, attentive staff members and good choice off music!
Business Response:
Thanks for your review Agne.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 06, 2023
Maeve M.
Very enjoyable restaurant with good food, great location and attractive decor. Good service
Business Response:
Thank you Maeve.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2023
John B.
Great lunch with a lovely view and brilliant service.
Business Response:
Thanks John, hope to see you again soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 04, 2023
Alison B.
Very well looked after and of course fantastic view. Lovely way to catch up with a friend visiting from Manchester. Thank you!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 21, 2023
Marjorie D.
The meal was excellent. Sufficient choice to satisfy my daughter who loved her langustines as well as impressed she got chippy sauce as soon as she asked while my son and I enjoyed oysters and fish main courses. View lovely shame it was cloudy but can’t do anything about the weather! It was fairly quiet so ambience pleasant but not ‘stand out’

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2023
Angela T.
Excellent food with very good service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 09, 2023
Stella A.
Food was very good. Quality ingredients. Keep it up. Wine a bit expensive. At least have a bottle or two a bit cheaper. You would sell more
Business Response:
Thanks Stella.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 07, 2023
Peter C.
Joppa Rocks is a fairly new restaurant and this was our first visit. Overall it was very positive, it exceeded my expectations and I would go back again. The staff were polite and helpful, the food was well prepared and tasty and the views from the restaurant are amazing. It was quite busy for a Monday. My only criticisms are that the portion sizes were quite small, and the choice of desserts was limited to ice creams and ice-cream derivatives. Price wise it's not cheap but still reasonable value for what you get.
Business Response:
Thanks Peter. Interestingly, we have had complaints that the portion sizes are both too small and too large. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 05, 2023
Ruth H.
Very enjoyable evening, excellent food, good service, lovely views
Business Response:
Thanks Ruth!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 30, 2023
Caroline R.
Really delicious food served in a great atmosphere with stunning views.
Business Response:
Thanks Caroline!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 14, 2023
Sheila S.
Lovely venue. Sea-bream was excellent. Haddock and chips not as good as expected. Fresh or frozen?Plain peas looked cheap- peas mashed with a little butter/fresh mint would look better. Green Salad looks better in a bowl- looked flat on the plate. Wishing you success.
Business Response:
Thanks Sheila. Our haddock is always fresh. Other points are well-made and we will take onboard. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2023
Annaliese K.
The food was great! All the staff were lovely & helpful.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 10, 2023
Lorraine B.
We had a lovely table next to the upstairs window and the view was wonderful. The decor of the restaurant is very tasteful. We enjoyed our meal very much. There were four us and one person had to wait a while for his main course but the waiter apologised and took that charge off the bill. Think it was just an opening day slip up. A fabulous venue and we will certainly return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 10, 2023
Val W.
Fantastic restaurant and a great addition to Joppa. Food was great. Tzatziki a little too garlicky for my liking, but seafood was great and cooked to perfection. Service a little rough around the edges but made up for it in willingess to put the small issues right. A little pricey for the standard of service. However with smooth and seamless service it would be maybe towards the top end of what I'd expect to pay for a restaurant with fantastic views and great food.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 03, 2024
Emma B.
Lovely meal at lunchtime… amazing views Food tasty and service excellent Quite happy Recommend the feta cheese starter !

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 26, 2024
Jayne S.
Really lovely food and a beautiful view over the Forth to Fife and East Lothian.
Business Response:
Thanks Jayne.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Jan 09, 2024
Trishna S.
Hi it was okay the chips were cold they were meant to be triple cooked but they were just plain chips and the sauce in langoustine's was also cold, sourdough bread could have been softer. The portion of scallops was very small i know it was a starter but the size of the scallops was tiny in comparison to the cost of £14
Business Response:
Thanks for your feedback Trishna and points noted.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 11, 2023
Eilish G.
Cold restaurant unfortunately. Waiter brought expresso coffee when americano was ordered. We paid but another wanted us to pay again in an empty place. Cullin skink was tasty but was served on a cold plate so was tepid. Just the small important matters need to change, training of staff on the small points ? to make this a great local gathering point. Still expecting better service …….
Business Response:
Thanks for your feedback Eilish and I'm very sorry that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. Sounds like you caught us on a rare bad day at the office.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 08, 2023
Tracey P.
Nice restaurant but unfortunately the food didn’t live up to expectations. We had to send one dish back because it was over cooked and we took one dish home so we could cook it! The waitress was lovely but slow. We had to go and find her to pay the bill. We’ll wait a wee while to go again, maybe when its a bit more established.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 22, 2023
Julie M.
Starters were really lovely. Our main (fish and chips) was basically chippy chips - not nearly as ‘special’ as the last time when the same dish was presented more as a restaurant quality meal with different chips. Was a bit disappointed but overall we still had a nice lunch.
Business Response:
Thanks Julie and we will take your comments onboard.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 30, 2023
Claire W.
Really enjoyable time at Joppa Rocks. Great table with a view. Great food and service. Will definitely return. The restaurant was a tad cold, however.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 03, 2023
Marjie S.
We had a lovely evening at Joppa Rocks. Our waitress was delightful, efficient and friendly. My only comment on food is that my smoked salmon starter had very little fish and way too many salad leaves. Apart from that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the meal.
Business Response:
Thanks Marjie. Glad you enjoyed your birthday with us.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 27, 2023
Helen M.
Service was a bit slow but it didn’t bother us as we were out for a leisurely lunch which we got, but some customers may not look on it favourably.
Business Response:
Thanks Helen. All of our dishes are cooked to order, and at peak times this can sometimes mean a longer wait. We're definitely not a 'fast food' establishment. We allocate 2 hours for each table and longer for large groups. We want our customers to relax and enjoy the views and each other's company.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 11, 2023
Liam G.
The various seafood was delicious.
Business Response:
Thanks Liam!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 10, 2023
Anne D.
Great place and space. Will come back. The food was delicious. The choice of ice cream was limited the day we came so that’s why the rating is not higher.
Business Response:
Thanks Anne!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 08, 2023
John C.
More varied menu. Service very good.
Business Response:
Thanks John!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 04, 2023
Gail C.
Very enjoyable. The fennel could have been more tender.
Business Response:
Thanks Gail and comment noted.