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Edinburgh Seafood Festival

31st MARCH - 2nd APRIL

Edinburgh Seafood Festival is back from 31st March - 2nd April!

We're bringing the quays to the Quarter with a jam-packed schedule of exciting activities, events, Chef demonstrations and opportunities to sample delicious Seafood around the Quarter.

We can't wait to SEA you there!

The Edinburgh Seafood Market, Friday 31st March - Sunday 2nd April, Register Square

A unmissable opportunity to experience the tastes of the sea in the heart of the city!

  • Buy fresh Scottish fish and seafood, and learn cooking techniques and get recipe ideas from our very own fishmonger

  • Meet the team from Isle of Harris Gin as they give guests a rare chance to sample and buy their award-winning gin that uses Sugar Kelp seaweed as its key botanical, which is gathered sustainably by hand from local sea-lochs

  • Tuck into delicious dishes from street-food traders, offering everything from classic fish and chips to seafood tapas, pizzas to poke bowls!

Immerse yourself in a world of seafood at our food and drink destinations, Friday 31st March - Sunday 2nd April

  • Indulge with a visit to Bonnie & Wild's pop-up Oyster and Champagne Bar on Saturday, 1st April

  • Oyster Happy hour at Duck & Waffle - Oysters for just £1.50 at the Bar, Monday - Friday, 4pm - 6pm

  • Ka Pao cooks up an exclusive Seafood Festival menu, influenced by Head Chef Sandy and the team's recent trip to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, where they were on a mission to soak up the tastes, smells and sights that influence their cooking

  • Try Seafood specials from across the Quarter... there's a Mediterranean take on the classic Fish and Chips in The Real Greek, a limited edition Fish and Chips bagel from the team at Bross Bagels and the finest Scottish Mussels from Duck & Waffle, served three ways - steamed, moules frites and chowder - delicious!

Visit the Seafood Stage, Saturday 1st April - Sunday 2nd April, Level 1

We have an exciting line up of events for you to enjoy, all of which are free of charge!


  • 11am: Cooking demonstration and book signing with MasterChef winner and Scotland's National Chef, Gary Maclean

  • 12pm & 2pm: Sushi making masterclasses with Maki & Ramen founder, Teddy Lee

  • 1pm: Live oyster shucking with The Oysterman

  • 3pm: Cooking demonstrations with Chef Brian Grigor


  • 12pm: Live oyster shucking with The Oysterman

  • 1pm: Cooking demonstration with Chef Brian Grigor

  • 3pm: Cooking demonstration with the team from Duck & Waffle

In the Miele Kitchen with Chef Gary Maclean

Scotland's National Chef hosts an intimate cooking demonstration in the Miele Kitchen. This is your chance to learn expert cooking techniques from a MasterChef winner and be inspired to cook with seafood at home. Tickets include fizz on arrival and a signed copy of Gary's book Gary Maclean's Scottish Kitchen.

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Nine course seafood dinner with Chef Paul Wedgwood in the Miele Kitchen

Join Chef Paul Wedgwood in Miele's state-of-the-art kitchen for an exclusive seafood dinner and tasting menu with wine pairing.

Award-winning chef patron, Paul Wedgwood is one of Scotland’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, his creativity and love for Scottish produce is second to none, and he was recently named Scottish Excellence Awards Chef of the Year 2023.

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And if that wasn't enough, there will be an RNLI pop-up, live entertainment from local talent across the weekend and under the sea face painting for the kids (and the adults!)