Agua Restaurant

3.9
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172 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European

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Pre/post Theatre
This Grassmarket gem offers a wide variety of menus for all occasions and all tastes. Drawing on international flavours, our chefs have created an impressive selection of dishes that take the finest Scottish ingredients and give them a modern, international flair. Allow us to entice you with our options.




Explore our impressive menu that will leave you spoiled for choice. With starters, sides, chargrill options and everyone’s favourite; dessert, what more could you ask for? The Set Menu is £15 for two courses and £20 for three courses.
What 172 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.4
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlbertoF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

La carta-menú era escasisima. Los platos estan muy mal elaborados. El servicio deja que desear. A pesar de haber reservado para las 21h. no pudimos tomar postre, pues la cocina estaba cerrada a las 22,15 h. sin advertirnos de tal hecho.
No se lo recomendaría a nadie.

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SarahR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, issue with cooking of the burger, but swiftly rectified.

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HeatherL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good and staff friendly and efficient. Fish and chips excellent and bread freshly baked really good.

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LisaH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service and value for money was outstanding. Would highly recommend and will be back

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre- booked as we were visiting Edinburgh for the day, couldn't find it till we realised it was part of an hotel, the food was amazing very good valve we chose the £20pp menu 3 courses plus a glass of wine.

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MrsWofWorthing
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality, well cooked food. Excellent service, the food and beverage manager, Vinny, was very personable and certainly showed great hospitality. Thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Great coffee too!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service with good value food for during hotel stay or even business meetings. We dropped in because of open reservation time closest to us after long day of exploring castles and we loved our experience!

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Book this resturant when the fringe was on it was lovely have a delicious meal in a lovely quiet air conditioned environment. Staff were very attentive meal good value

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AWatters21
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Portion sizes were very poor. Three halves of small potatoes and 4 green beans and the thinnest slice of salmon. We realise it was a busy weekend, but really disappointed

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice place to hold our office nice out. Great, helpful and friendly staff. Tasty food at reasonable prices. I'd definitely go back and happy to recommend. Nice to have airconditioning on the 1 day a year we need it in Scotland :)

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StuartS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent restaurant, set menu good value for money. Very helpful and friendly waitress. I had pearl barley risotto which was good, but my wife while enjoying her salmon did not like the vegetarian haggis. Overall the restaurant was easy to find and not expensive.

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vipCMBeatz
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reasonable prices and nice food. Very good service.

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ElspethH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place was quiet when we went but was mid afternoon, couldnt fault it

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vipPedroF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Well prepared food and excellent service excellent views over the Edinburgh castle.

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JonathanH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Agua is a hotel restaurant

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scotts
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent New Year day dinner at Agua with suoerb food qualitiy, Very competive Price and highley recomended

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TonyH
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff very friendly and efficient. Nice decor and a place worth visiting.

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GemmaF
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very quiet when we arrived but warmed up. Manager was friendly, warm and accommodating. Food was excellent and the £40 for 2 people for 3 courses inc wine was very good value.

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RebeccaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab find. Food was so tasty and we are of the special menu which is incredible value for money would highly recommend

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NoelH
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We went to Agua for a pre-theatre deal of 3 courses plus a bottle of wine for 40 pounds. Stunning value as the food was first class. Would not normally have booked a hotel restaurant but gave it a chance and was pleased with the quality and portions of the meal. I had the squid followed by Hake and the wife had the spring roll followed by fish and chips. Desserts were also good .Would definitely recommend and will be back to try other options on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great value. 3 course meal for two and a bottle of wine for £40. Food was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good location. Very good value. Good food. A bit quiet.

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SandraK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Staff tried to be accommodating but the standard of food and food presentation extremely poor Raviolli was returned and two ceasar salads were served with no Parmesan cheese Not expecting such poor standard.

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vipMaureenH
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Initial server had no clue about covktails

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CarolS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The wait staff was extremely attentive and the food was fantastic. A+!!

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KerryG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent value lunch with friends. Great central location and food and wine were lovely. Will definitely choose here again for a friends get together.

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KayW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time, staff lovely. Central for town, lovely hotels

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DuncanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Typical four-star hotel restaurant in the evening: really quiet (just four customers, including me) but good good and lovely service. A strong, traditional menu, and a great value offer. Given the slow pace of the restaurant, a lot of the food is premade and then heated up from chilled. That means the food can be served fast, and perhaps even a bit too quickly. For example, I really enjoyed the frittata as a starter, the dauphinoise potatoes with my main course and bread and butter pudding for dessert: all very nicely made. However, with each course it was a bit disappointing that those things were unevenly warm. On the plus side, we were done with all three courses within an hour of arriving, and they there happy for us to finish off our wine in the bar. Lovely decor and great staff, it deserves to be busier.

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DianeG
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Booked a table for husbands birthday, he ordered a burger which came to us within 5 minutes, good we thought but no we were wrong. The burger was not cooked properly practically raw. Was not impressed at all. Ordered again took 20mins cooked.

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LynnL
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food could be better. Sea bass was too salty. Pork belly didn’t taste good either. The only one dish- crispy squid—out of four we ordered was ok. The service was friendly. Location was perfect.

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DavidR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and service!!
As the weather was bad, the restaurant was quiet and initially we thought it was going to feel awkward but there were 3 tables full and was fine. The food was excellent and particularly enjoyed the haggis bon-bon starter and the desserts were amazing! A special mention is deserved by Emma, our waitress who was genuinely friendly and attentive. Probably the best service we've ever had! All of this for £40 for 2 including wine! We would definitely go back!

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Greenmantle
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were delighted to lunch here, we learned that another large party had just cancelled - their loss. The food was very good and reasonably priced and the service excellent. We were then able to relax in the well stocked bar. We will be back.

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ClaireE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing value! Service was great too. Would totally recommend!

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food offer 3 couses with wine to share was great value

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place, great value. Definitely coming back again

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JoanneC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We enjoyed out meal but I was disappointed with the fact that a Valentines Dinner ambience was missing! No roses, flowers of any sort or hearts etc.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a valentines dinner here. The food was great! I hadn’t had calamari that good in a long time. Everything was cooked to perfection without too much of a dent in the wallet. The venue was quiet but we were quite early, so if you like a busier room I would recommend going later.

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BeckyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mam and I came here for a pre-theatre dinner on a Saturday night. We booked for the wine and dine menu, which includes 3 courses and a bottle of house wine for £40.

I couldn't recommend this restaurant (and particularly this deal) enough! The restaurant was quiet and modern, with a nice relaxed vibe. The staff were all lovely, extremely helpful and friendly, and the food was AMAZING. Excellent quality, beautifully presented, and incredible value for money. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked a table for lunch through Opentable. When we arrived, the tables were not set and nobody came to greet us. The staff saw us come in but nobody came to us. We left after 5 minutes

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AmberW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was great!

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