Although at first we were the only diners at 5.15pm as we were heading to the theatre soon another couple arrived and then a party of six. The service was attentive and the staff pleasant. The food was hot and delicious. A somewhat hidden gem in Bruntsfield. Have been on numerous occasions and never been disappointed.
The staff were so welcoming and friendly. I ordered the Risotto Verde and it was absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t finish it all, even though I very much wanted to.
The seating is excellent, lots of options, depending on how many are in your party.
The bar staff were terrific, able to recommend local spirits that just hit the spot after a long train journey.
Good value food offers different nights of the week
Great pizza offer on Tuesday
Staff very friendly and helpful
No loud music / great
Excellent food and a little hidden gem will 100% be back
The food and service was excellent but there was no atmosphere as it was, once again, very quiet. It wasn’t very warm, which didn’t help, and when quiet like that, a little background music wouldn’t go amiss. Bar prices a little pricey and again, like restaurant, lacked atmosphere and heating
Food poor . I asked if anchovies could be added to ceased salad apparently only available with chicken . Response could not do . Poor response could not be bothered
The restaurant was not very busy but had a wonderful waitress who was great. The food was good and like the gin menu. Atmosphere could have been a bit more jolly (less choir music more modern) Overall a good restaurant.
Faultless. Amazing food; literally the most incredible steak pie I have ever had, the gravy was so rich I would happily drink it as a beverage, and the meat was so tender that I could cut it with a spoon. Accompanied by mash that was fluffy, pillowy and rich with butter, and roasted root vegetables that were salty and crunchy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside.
After a long day of travel, this was absolute heaven. Plus a blood orange gin and tonic to die for.
The staff are all genuinely lovely human beings, and deserve nothing but the highest praise.
Next time I'm in Edinburgh, I'll definitely be back!
We virtually have the place to ourselves at 5 pm. Very relaxed with friendly staff and good food.
We went for the Thursday night steak and glass of wine offer.
The restaurant was warm, relaxed and quiet.
There was a beer alternative or soft drink option too. The steak was tasty and cooked as ordered. It came with chips, and 3 cooked tomatoes although not our choice.
We then had puddings which were very good (sticky toffee pudding with icecream and raspberry pannacotta).
Good value and good food.
Will recommend to others.
Myself and friends really enjoyed our meal. we had the steak dinner with wine which was great value.
The staff we very polite and friendly.
Hope to come back at some point.
Ordered tomato soup as that is what I was told was the soup of the day but received pea soup, the waiter did apologise but should have asked me before he brought it. Cheese board was awful. Very overpriced for what we recieved and then to top it all they put a gratuity payment on the bill as standard without being asked
Service was very slow on the evening we visited. We waited about half an hour for the Sunday roast to arrive. The couple next to us were in before us, but noone had taken their order before our's. They ordered starters but were still waiting when our food arrived. They asked staff twice to chase up their food. After 45 minutes waiting, they left the restaurant. A couple behind us complained their bittle of fizz wasn't cold. Shame because the food was excellent.
Party of 7 all really enjoyed the food. Very good traditional type food served with good humour. Great to have crispy batter on the fish ! No complaints at all! We will be back!
Had a lovely 'steak night' meal with 3 friends. Food and wine were great and the service too! Can't fault it.
The food was not up to standard. The haggis bonbons were burst and dried, crusty haggis coated the bottom of the dish. Very unappetising and very very dry.
The macaroni cheese was bland with only a hint of cheese. It was served in a white soup bowl with no garnish or greenery to make it more appealing and it tasted as it looked. Truly uninspiring.
For these dishes which are produced by many eateries, the price was extortionate. This was not good value.
We would have complained at the time but were short on time.
Bisque did not have our booking despite using Open Table and so although we were asked if it was a special occasion when booking, it was my Aunt and Uncle's golden wedding, this was not actually acknowledged at all. Fortunately restaurant was quiet as we did not (apparently) have a booking despite my confirmation emails. In fact there was only us and one other table so somewhat lacking in ambience, food was average but service good.
Lovely place with good choice of nice food. The only downside is there is no atmosphere whatsoever.
an altogether pleasant experience with much improved food quality and very good attentive staff
Staff were warm, helpful and a pleasure to be around. Enjoyed the food, which was great for Sunday lunch and made even better by being super family friendly.
Had great night, on my anniversary
I really liked the food here - the restaurant itself lacked atmosphere and felt like a hotel restaurant. The area close to the outdoor area was closed off so maybe it would have been better when this is open.
Delicious flat iron steak with mushrooms, tomato and chips along with a glass of wine on a Thursday night special offer. We were heading to the Kings theatre and this is the perfect place to dine beforehand if you book a table for 5.30pm then there is no rush.
First time I've eaten here and it certainly won't be the last. I had the flat iron steak with peppercorn sauce and it was to die for. I have my steak medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The service was good, very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere all round. I would definitely recommend. A massive 5 stars.
Nice and handy for the King's Theatre, just a short walk down the hill. We got a very cheerful and friendly welcome and when they knew we were going to the theatre, they timed everything perfectly. There's a very reasonable pre-theatre menu and a not too pricey wine list. Overall, a good dining experience. Recommended.
Food was good, service was very poor, over an hour and a half for just starter and main course. Waited 15 mins to receive a desert menu.
Although the food was good, came here hoping to enjoy the pre theatre menu which appeared to be unavailable and the service was very slow.
This place used to be good, but not anymore. We were a table of 8, seated towards the back of the restaurant all alone. The two waiters were young and clearly not trained in how to serve, a management issue more than their issue. Service was slow and lunches came at different times for each of the 8 people. When clearing the starter and main courses, the waitress was able to only carry two plates at a time, once in each hand, not trained at all in how to carry plates. With the distance back and forward to the kitchen, it was taking ages to clear the table. Not once were we asked if "everything was OK with food or whatever"
We asked for the bill and left before coffee and desserts. Service charge was already included as a table of 8 I guess, but when paying we were presented with "do you want to add a tip?" … maybe automatic, but was too much.
There was no point complaining to the staff serving as they were too inexperienced to deal with it. And we did not see one manager, as we were at the back of the restaurant and presumably they were at the front and were unaware of the how the service was towards the back.
Good Place for families but not only.
Regular food cooked very well.
Very disappointing. Ordered afternoon tea for 4 people, were told we couldn't have it all at the same time. Had to wait ages for the other half of our food. Clotted cream arrived with a thumb print in it and covered in jam. Sandwiches stale and tasteless. Cakes were bland. Pretty sure it was still defrosting.... Food nothing special. Terrible table service - I think we knew more about the menu than they did??? Would never go back. They took one afternoon tea off the bill, and gave some dreadful excuses but honestly I think they were embarrassed themselves.
2nd time eating here food good - service as before was very very slow we advised staff we had tickets for a show at 7 pm so arrived at 5.10 pm we were offered our sweet at 6.20 pm which was quite a while this has put us off returning
Enjoyed our meal . Early dinner as we were going to the theatre. Could of done with a bit more bread with the pate left eating pate in its own .........
We've been coming here quite a few times recently, and always been pleased with the food and service.
A bit disappointed on this visit felt there was not a great choice on the menu and table service was very slow
Excellent food, very affordable pricing , polite service. Soups were excellent and so were the Rib Eye and Lamb Shank.
First time to this restaurant, as it was near the theatre 🎭. The decor and lighting tastefully done. Good food selection and very delicious,good choice of wines and service was good not too in your face! Would definitely go back .
We were staying at the hotel next door and had breakfast and dinner here each night. It is an excellent restaurant, friendly service and delicious food. Cannot highly recommend this place enough.
Lovely food and great service - we had a lovely family meal here!
First visit and would return as lovely food and great value for money. A nice relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff.
We go every year before the Panto and all was fine as usual!