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Good decent restraunts not fast food like other centres , nice day or night for a drink. Good mix of shops and nice clean modern centre, Debenhams was disapointing as a regular to beauty counters I was ignored, 3 counters had no staff and the department lacked the usual friendly and sometimes over selling staff which was disapointing. Overall a very nice centre with cinema, bars, shops and lots for a family, girly day out.
Everything you could possibly want under one roof and a great view to go with it. The architecture inside gives you the general feeling of being on a cruise liner. Very relaxing shopping experience. Plenty places to eat or just sit with a coffee watching what is going on in the harbour or if you want to take in a move there is a cinema.
The best shopping mall in town. Includes a Vue multiplex, indoor skate/bike-park, massive eating area with huge windows onto the sea, and a good soft-play area for your bored kiddies.
High-quality shops over 3 levels and two department stores at each end (BHS & Debenhams).
Also has the former Royal Yacht moored alongside.
Outside the mall is currently a bit of a wasteland but its all part of a massive dockland redevelopment.
Plenty of buses stop outside.
Ocean terminal centre is in Leith just outside Ednburgh. There are regular hgh street stores including gap, French connection, topshop and marks and spencer. It is very easy to wander around and feels very laid back.
There is a cinema on the top floor and some nice cafes and resturants. Outside there on the watersde there are some lovely views and its a great place to unwind and enjoy a drink. A very good place for families to spend a relaxing day and very well served by localbuses etc from Edinburgh city centre.
I really like Ocean Terminal - can you tell? Ive only done about 18 reviews of shops in here! Its just a much easier place to shop rather than princess street. Its clean and a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Theres heaps of buses that go there and theres also easy parking. A good selection of stores and great cinema complex here as well. The only thing is I think they need some better restuarants here. The Zizzi is particularly nice at OT but thats about it.
The rest are sort of set up like school cafeteria's which is kind of weird. They need something really fabulous here with just good food. Apart from that I really cant fault it, great shopping here and its open later than Princess street which is handy.
The one other thing I should mention is the security in here is a little crazy.. I was taking photos of the front of a couple of shops for reviewing and the security guard told us we couldnt unless we were in the photo ... and then proceeded to follow us around the whole shopping centre for the rest of the day!
I stayed near Ocean Terminal on a recent visit to Edinburgh. The first night we wandered over to investigate the shopping centre.
It’s a good place to spend an evening, with shops, restaurants and a cinema. We arrived at around 7pm but unfortunately all the shops were closed. It was pretty quite and seemed a little deserted. It seems a pretty good place but could benefit from having later opening hours and more restaurants. There were some good places to eat including Zizi & Potters but more choice would be a good thing. Especially with it’s location being out of town, I wouldn’t make a special trip here unless I was staying close by.
When this first opened it felt like one of those deserted western towns, the ones with the tumbleweed rolling down mainstreet. It has really changed now and I do love to go here. Its light and spacious and has plenty to keep you amused apart from shopping. There is the skatepark, cinema, britannia (bad, bad, bad) and a selection of restraunts and bars. Pleasant way to spend some time.
Nice views and a good range of shops. All the eateries are great and when you’re fed up you can go an see a film. Great seat pitch in the Vue but the films don’t stay long, so don’t wait if you want to see something that’s not so popular.
I dont agree with the comment 2 posts before on the fact that OT is fairly normally busy. It has a skatepark on 2nd floor and has lots of fun shops as well as the usual ones.
Surely the best shopping centre around though for adults and kids. Many restaurants and cafes as well as the cinemas and the royal yaght Britannia which is a major scottish attraction.
Ocean Terminal is a great shopping complex. It has loads of big name shops such as Debenhams, New Look, Waterstones, and BHS. It also has a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops.
The cinema on the top floor is great, too.
A clean and modern looking building with plenty of facilities like toilets and disabled access. There is also plenty of parking spaces and is served well with buses.
Overall, an enjoyable place to shop.
Ocean Terminal is one of the centre where you really can find just about everything you need under the one roof. From Debenhams to Au Naturale, there’s a store to suit everyone, as well as plenty of cafes and restaurants to sample. Zizzis is worth a particular mention. The centre is clean and spacious and the free parking is a particularly welcome improvement. For weary shoppers, the Vue cinema is the perfect little treat on a rainy weekend afternoon. Ocean Terminal makes for just about the perfect shopping experience, and in addition, not many shopping centres can boast having the Royal Yacht Britannis docked outside!
While Princes Street Mall has gone into decline the reputation of Ocean Terminal has definitely improved. Initially, it seemed to be overrun by neds but now they seem confimed to the cinema, which I’ve only visited once. There are plenty of quality shops and whilst it would be pushing it to spend a whole day there you would still be there long enough to burn a hole in your finances.
Brill shopping centre with loads of really good shops a cinema and also you can go on the Royal Yatch britannina from here.
We stayed near the shopping centre so was easily able to get there in walking distance, plenty of really top class eating places upstairs which look out onto the sea where you can just relax then decide which shop your going in next.
There is a huge debenhams shop and too many more to mention.
You can easily get from the centre to the middle of town by bus which are got right outside and are very frequent. Plenty of car spaces if you go by car well worth a trip there for shopping, must say it is one f the best i have been to for a smaller shoping mall.
Ocean Terminal is a great shopping centre and one which other centres should take note of. It’s easily accessible by a number of buses from town (especially the number 22) and has a huge amount of parking if you want to drive. It’s based down in the Shore area of Leith and includes a visitor centre for the Royal Yacht Britannia.
The centre is airy and light and built over three stories. The main stores in the building are BHS and Debenhams at opposite ends from each other, with the likes of Gap, New Look, Boots, Top Shop, Schuh and La Senza inbetween.
Where the centre really does excel in comparison to others is in the choice of food they have to offer. The food court is a beautiful area, with huge floor to ceiling windows looking out across the yacht and the water. There is even decking outside for the summer months if you prefer to eat out there. There are a number of restaurants within the food court and away, all of which serve up a decent selection of food.
Finally, on the top floor of the centre there is a Vue cinema, which always seems to be surprisingly quiet (so a good place to see new releases) and a skate boarding park (if that’s your thing!)
Ocean Terminal is a shopping centre and tourist attraction situated in Leith, which is in the north of Edinburgh.
The main attraction for tourists here is the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is berthed here. There is also a cruise ship terminal nearby and its lovely in summertime to see the ships arriving and departing and mingling with the tourists onboard.
There are two main car parks at Ocean Terminal, the red and the blue. The “anchor” stores here are BHS and Debenhams and I have to say I highly recommend the Debenhams store and I tend to use this branch far more than the large one on Princes Street.
Other stores within Ocean Terminal include Jane Norman, New Look, Gap, Top Shop, HMV, Au Naturale and a Marks & Spencer Simply Food.
Dining is great here too - there are several choices, including Zizzi for pasta and pizza, Potters Grill, Costa Coffee and Baxters Forthview Restaurant. To be able to dine and look out at Britannia and over to Fife is lovely.
There is also a childrens soft play facility called Molly’s within the centre. You have to stay with your children at Molly’s but you can sit down with a coffee and a newspaper and relax while they let some steam off!
There is also a Vue Cinema within Ocean Terminal so its a great place to head for entertainment as well as shopping.
Parking is free here and the shops are open until 8pm during the week.
Great place to visit , has loads of shops as well as cinemas . Nice bars where you can sit and watch the world go by and it also has the royal yacht brittania moored there. Free parking and good safe place for families.
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