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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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One Square

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR

One Square, an international hotel restaurant in a city-centre Sheraton, sure ticks the moneyed tourist’s boxes, overlooking Festival Square and on up to Edinburgh Castle. There’s much to commend it for Scots too: lovely, kind staff, an elegant…

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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

TGI Friday's

22–26 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3HT

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…

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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…

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…

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…