Private Rooms

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Café St Honoré

34 North West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 1EA

Barring the name and the elegant Parisian bistro-style interior, it’s been a few years since Cafe St Honore has had much to do with French food. With chef Neil Forbes at the helm the restaurant has turned its focus to using the best of seasonal Scottish…

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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…

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…

Katie's Diner

12 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4HP

Katie’s Diner’s husband and wife team sees Kate take the bookings and prepare the food, while Geoff manages the buzzy hubbub on the ground floor, weaving between the close-set tables and maintaining a friendly and easy banter with regulars and new…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

176 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL

Glasgow doesn’t currently have a Michelin-starred restaurant, but le Chardon d’Or delivers an experience that’s pretty close. Chef Brian Maule spent eleven years with Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, and his experience shows in elegant, precisely…

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The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen

232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ

[Update: In November 2014, the Canon's Gait was refurbished and rebranded (under the same ownership) as The Canon's Gait Craft Beer Bar and Kitchen. The review below reflects a visit prior to that refurbishment.] Situated in the historic Canongate and…

Channings Restaurant

12–16 South Learmonth Gardens, Comely Bank, Edinburgh, EH4 1EZ

It’s not a venue you’d just stumble across: in the basement of a hotel in a residential area of Stockbridge, Channings is part of a mini Edinburgh hotel group. It’s quite a sprawling space inside, with a lovely outdoor terrace where dinner is served on…

Collage

Radisson SAS Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL

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…

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…

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The Howgate Bar & Restaurant

Howgate Village, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 8PY

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…

Kweilin

19–21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

A collection of Georgian rooms on Dundas Street house an Edinburgh institution in Kweilin. Under new management the previous red and lantern-lit interior has been replaced with an elegant European décor including chair covers and stark whites alongside…

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…