Private Rooms

38 places

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Number One

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Having held a star for well over a decade, Number One is a go-to for Edinburgh diners desperate for the Michelin experience. Spotless tablecloths, weighty cutlery and trolleys groaning with breads and cheeses all play to the fine-dining formula, and the…

Nile Valley

6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AY

Nile Valley has remained almost completely unchanged for years. The posters wallpapering the stairs down to the dingy basement dining area rotate, advertising new club nights and student drama productions. It’s a Sudanese restaurant, with popular Middle…

The Dome Grill Room

14 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Blessed with marble columns, mosaics, and an apsed south end, there can be few more architecturally elaborate places to eat than the former HQ of the Commercial Bank of Scotland. And it may come as something of a surprise that, although the building…

Rogano

11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, G1 3AN

You would be hard pushed to find many Glaswegians who have never heard of Rogano, one of the City’s oldest institutions. Enter under the neon lobster signage and step into a bygone era. The impressive art deco interior dates from 1935, when the…

La Garrigue

31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH

On the very short list of French restaurateurs who’ve imported a genuine taste of their homeland’s regional cuisine to Scotland, La Garrigue’s Jean Michel Gauffre will certainly be near the top. Here you’ll find the professionalism and élan of a proper…

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The Edwardian Kitchen Restaurant

Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Despite being tucked away in the servants’ quarters of Pollok House, the food here is definitely fit for the gaze of the oil paintings in the formal dining room upstairs. Reading the menu inspires anticipation; starters include baked camembert with red…

TGI Friday's

22–26 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3HT

Vittoria

113 Brunswick Street, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 5HR

Vittoria is an Edinburgh institution, still going strong after 44 years. Visiting either of the Crolla empire’s two august establishments is a bit like touring a theme-park version of Rome – a little plastic, undeniably naff, but ultimately rather…

The Grain Store

30 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW

Given its proximity to Edinburgh’s main tourist route, the Grain Store could easily be the sole domain of Royal Mile ramblers and stuffy club ties, but despite what the Old Town address might suggest, the menu here is far from unadventurous: chef Carlo…

Blonde

75 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QR

With pine panelling and furnishings very much to the fore, it’s easy to guess what might have inspired the title of this venue. Allay any fears of encountering overwhelming Ikea, however, as there’s actually a good sense of identity to this friendly and…

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Malmaison

278 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4LL

The Glasgow branch of the Malmaison hotel chain occupies a striking former church in the Georgian Greek-revival style, but downstairs in the vaulted, richly panelled crypt there’s a fairly convincing facsimile of a Parisian brasserie. Polished wood and…

Restaurant at the Bonham

35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7RN

This intimate wood-panelled dining room belies its status as a hotel restaurant. No soulless design vacuum, the Restaurant at the Bonham is instead a warm, inviting refuge that's often at capacity, even on a snowy Tuesday night, which does much for the…

Bar Soba

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

It’s all about the design at Bar Soba – especially since this incarnation of the bar-diner had an upgrade in 2013 to keep up with its younger sibling. With plenty of reclaimed wood, bare bricks and concrete furnishings, there’s an underlying industrial…

La Fiorentina

2 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1LE

The labyrinthine layout of La Fiorentina, packed as it is is with sculptures and curios, is pleasantly disorientating. Set in a multicultural and vaguely industrial district on the Southside of the Clyde, it is quirky and relaxed. Polpettine to start…

Maison Bleue

36–38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW

It’s easy to spot the North African influence of the Algerian owner and chef at this multi-storey labyrinth on Victoria Street. The comfortable low, cushioned seating that greets you is more souk than chateau, while the menu has many nods to the…

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Mr Singh's India

149 Elderslie Street, Glasgow, G3 7JR

Number 16

16 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5JY

You could live in the area for ages and possibly not even spot this tiny little bistro towards the foot of Byres Road, unflatteringly tucked away between a bookies and an Indian takeaway. With a mezzanine level squeezed in at not much above head-height…

Stac Polly

29–33 Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6NL

Twenty years ago, Stac Polly was in the vanguard of contemporary Scottish cooking – an outrider in the mid-priced desert, flanked by non-gastro pub grub and once-a-year fine dining. Edinburgh’s food scene is a different landscape now, but this trio (the…

Arta

The Old Cheesemarket, 62 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1PA

In Glasgow’s trendy Merchant City the competition among restaurants to attract discerning diners is high. Artà stands out architecturally. Once the location of a medieval cheese market this listed building was developed Baroque style in 2000 into a…

La Bonne Auberge

161 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RL

La Bonne Auberge enjoys an enviable location close to several theatres, cinemas and the Royal Concert Hall, so it’s often busy with locals on their way to a show as well as with guests of the Holiday Inn of which it forms a part. Prix fixe and…

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The Canons' Gait

232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ

Situated in the historic Canongate and ideally placed for its fair share of passing visitors, the Canons' Gait is an understated, no-frills watering hole from the same stable as the city centre Abbotsford and Guildford Arms. There’s a good pint on offer…

David Bann

56–58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

Long gone are the days when it was hard for vegetarians to find anything more exciting than a vegetable lasagne on the average restaurant menu, and in fact these days most bistros and even fine-dining restaurants offer a wonderful range of veggie…

The Indian Cavalry Club

22 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF

This West End institution, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012, is where the old Raj meets modern day Edinburgh. Funky screen prints on the wall look down on crisp linen tablecloths and waiters in military-style uniforms serve classic Indian…

Lancers Brasserie

5 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5BA

Lancers Brasserie continues to bring Bengali-inspired North Indian cuisine to its long-established Stockbridge setting. Split across two ground floor rooms and a separate basement area for private dining, the décor is crisp and contemporary with…

Malmaison Brasserie

1 Tower Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7BZ

Sitting on the dock of the bay (well, OK, firth), the baronial bulk of the Malmaison building and its landmark clock tower have been a focal point of the Leith landscape since the late 19th century, serving as seamen’s mission and notorious haunt of…