A fishing village with remarkable food

A short bus ride north of Edinburgh  you find Newhaven, perhaps a little less well known than its near neighbour Leith, but just as easy to get to on any of several buses from the centre.

An historic fishing village built alongside its harbour

P1160031

it offers great walks along the breezy promenade where the views of Fife, the Forth and in the distance its bridges can be excellent.

P1160033

Newhaven Main Street is a little set back and its origins as the homes of fishermen are visible in its buildings, street names and burial ground.

The buildings on the wharf have been re-purposed and there are now 2 largeish “chain” restaurants,

P1160032

but far better in my opinion are the small local restaurants like The Lighthouse and another particular favourite  – Porto and Fi.  This small establishment does enormous breakfasts, light lunches and excellent early evening meals but today we just made time for coffee and home-made cakes.

Almost next door is a terrific local bakery that specialises in pies, cakes and our purchase – BridiesP1160038

but a place no-one should miss is back on the wharf where there is a fabulous seafood shop – Welch’s.  This is the sort of place that the top restaurants cite as their source of fresh fish and with good reason.  With a huge array of the freshest fish and shellfish and an equally enticing selection of smoked and cooked fish – it is almost impossible to choose from everything on offer.

 

We are going to eat well this Easter!

 

 

Advertisements

Published by

helenvw

I love to travel and can count over 50 countries so far. My blogs are designed to create a repository for my travelling memories, but I hope others will find them interesting too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s