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Elliot's Restaurant

3.9
3.9
147 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary European

With its corniced ceilings, Georgian windows and fireplace, Elliot's Bar & Restaurant seamlessly blends its building's rich history with contemporary design details. The plates prepared by the culinary team mirror the physical space, mixing traditional Scottish dishes with innovative, globally inspired bursts of flavour.

Elliot's utilises locally sourced and season-specific ingredients to craft healthy breakfast, light lunch, hearty pre-theatre fare and a stellar a la carte dinner menu. The restaurant's food complements an array of wines, cocktails, spirits - including hand-picked Scottish whiskies like Glenfiddich and Oban - and coffee. Private dining is available in a refined setting at Elliot's Bar & Restaurant.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 22:00
    Saturday - Sunday: 07:30 - 11:00, 12:00 - 22:00

  • Phone number

    0800 049 8302

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Parking Details

    Multi story car park is a 5 minute walk from restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Various bus stops nearby. Bus numbers: 15, 20, 21, 21A, 21C, 22, 25, 27, 28, 28C, 104, 113, X5, X6, X20, X26, X27, X28, X38 and X44.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Lunch

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  1. DM

    DominiqueM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good food and friendly service which does forgive the slight wait in between finishing a meal and paying the bill.

  2. LD

    LivyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    The servers were polite but one spilt the starter on the table then picked it up with his hands and put it back down in front of us which was really disgusting. Starter of haggis was nice but the burger and fish mains were awful no taste and felt like a microwave meal. No atmosphere, music was played intermittently then turned off and restaurant was empty.

  3. KR

    KathR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very nice restaurant Staff was very helpful and pleasant Food was good value

  4. L

    Lgem

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    Waited 30 minutes for anyone to take a drinks order. People arrived after us and was served straight away. The server kept delivering our food to the wrong table.

  5. C

    Cozza

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food deals! City centre but not city centre prices. Lovely ambiance and staff where helpful. Would recommend and will return

  6. LM

    LindaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal, service was great, setting was lovely

  7. GS

    GraceS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Went last night as guests of the hotel for my boyfriends birthday and overall was disappointed with the service. Staff either looked rushed or doing nothing, no one had any idea about the hotel’s Sunday deal which is joint with the restaurant causing a lot of stress, mains were brought out before we finished our starters and just left on the side of the table, and menus were taken away before we even had the chance to order. Overall it was a disappointing experience for the service expected for the restaurant. You could see our server was trying her hardest to manage the section however it was obvious to us and due to her comments that other members of staff were not pulling their weight to provide a good service.

  8. b

    brbar

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We decided to eat dinner in the hotel restaurant after a long travel time coming from the US to Edinburgh. That was a wise decision. The food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. The service was also very good, especially considering the restaurant was short staffed that night so they had to work extra hard to take care of everything.

  9. MF

    MichaelF

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our meal for £22.50 each on set menu for 3 courses additional supplement for steak.We enjoyed all 3 courses which I thought good value for money.Service was good and efficient,the ambiance was nice and quiet.

  10. DD

    DianeD

    Mid Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    The food was delicious but the restaurant was a little soulless. Our mains were served very swiftly after our starters were cleared making it feel rather rushed.

  11. DC

    DorothyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Food was nice, prompt pleasant service. Fairly typical hotel restaurant, nice enough but not much atmosphere.

  12. TG

    TriciaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the staff are nice and would recommend this restaurant to anyone..

  13. SA

    SuzanneA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent, staff very friendly. Excellent value for money

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    Food and service was great. The speakers weren’t working so it felt like I was eating in an exam hall. It was extremely quiet. The food made up for it though.

  15. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Service was good the main thing missing in the restaurant was it was far to quiet it would of been nice just to have a little music in the background, as you could practically hear people eating with it being to quiet, lacking in atmosphere 😕

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Staff were very friendly. However, portion size was in the small size and was definitely not value for money.

  17. S

    Scotlass

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The atmosphere is bit unusual at first because it’s in a big room which feels like a big church hall, however once we settled in and were met with great service, food and drinks we really relaxed. Great attentive staff, lovely choice of food, great choice of more exclusive spirits etc.

  18. JF

    JoshuaFalls

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elliots Restaurant in Edinburgh is always a must when in the area doing some shopping, quick & easy to book a table online and the staff are always fantastic! I was down visiting some family in the area and fancied a spot of dinner, so booked for 7:15pm, upon arriving we were greeted with a very helpful & polite waitress who showed us to our table. They no longer have menus to view it can all be done via your mobile, which is easy and very covid friendly. Our drinks order was taken first by the manager, she was so friendly & bubbly, and had a very good sense of humour which is what you want when dining out. Myself, Dad & Brother all had the Burger and asked for Cheese & Bacon as an extra to which the waitress had to issue with doing, my Mum then had the Steak Sandwich. Around half an hour later our food was served, roasting hot & well presented. I would definietly give the food 10/10, the burger was just right & the steak sandwich was delicious. The restaurant is modern, classy & bright, with tables spread out & served with a jug of water as you are seated. Elliots Restaurant has not once let us down, the food is always to a high standard, staff are great and its centrally located to Edinburgh Waverley making it the right choice for an evening meal. Highly Recommend!

  19. GC

    GrahamC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Only observation would be that the bruchetta could have been warm bread and topping as it was to oily and cold. Main courses were delicious.

  20. AH

    AndyH

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Main courses only basic pub grub standard but puddings very good

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    We were the only couple there which, to begin with, was lovely. however, there was no music or background noise so we felt as though we couldn’t have a nice conversation without it being listened to.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and nice staff. Restaurant pretty empty but with some healthier choices than the local pubs.

  23. MM

    MMcC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Food itself was good but service almost non-existent. 10 minutes to get seated. Long waits between orders. Mistakes with food and bill. No attempts to make things right.

  24. TG

    TonyG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Advised Chicken and Chorizo was good choice and not disappointed. Second time visiting in two days and food was excellent

  25. TG

    TonyG

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, very tasty, staff really attentive. Lovely atmosphere

  26. SA

    ShaneA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good service. Didnt stay at the hotel. And was given the choice of bar or restaurant as not so busy. Given the choice between seating. Waiters were fab, polite and quick. Food was good for value, very tasty maybe needed some vegetables. Overall would definitely recommend.

  27. J

    John

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    It was fairly above average hotel fare. That said, it was enjoyable.

  28. C

    Cip21

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We were not told it was card payment only and we only had cash and we felt really embarrassed as we felt we were in wrong for wanting to pay in cash and the steak was cooked medium/rare instead of well done

  29. BS

    BeverleyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    A good restaurant hampered only be the reduced menu and no alcoholic drinks, due to Covid. Good social distancing with the tables and staff in masks so I felt very safe.

  30. B

    Bahbah

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I ordered the Whiskey Chicken and it was delicious. The mushrooms were amazing. I had a side of potatoes as well. Turkish delight for dessert was unusual but tasty. Good service.

  31. KR

    KarenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The service was fine no waiting, staff friendly, food lovely and good value with unexpected extras of tea/coffee and mince pies only downside was restaurant area was not busy

  32. B

    Browns

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Handy if staying in the hotel, although service not the quickest

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Without a doubt the worst service ever experienced at a restaurant. From forgetting to take initial drink orders, the afternoon steadily went from bad to worse to the point we could only laugh. Waiting staff seemed to lack the most basic training; taking orders wrong, being rude to one of the group and handing over unopened drinks bottles when they finally arrived. Starters served over a 30 minute period between the group then mains served before plates were cleared. Mains served scattered over an hour period with 3 dishes having to be returned to the kitchen to be redone. One to be avoided.

  34. M

    Muffie

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked on line for 4 open table. When son and his fiancé arrived before us they were rudely turned away. Never had a chance to eat there. Went to a restaurant a few doors down they were polite and their food was delicious,

  35. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Some of the food was good, but some was disappointing, some served too cold and a confusing menu covering options for meals and snacks all day, rather than evening meal. Did not meet the expectations expected in a four star rated hotel. The waiting staff were very good.

  36. TS

    TracyS

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food and service was lovely. Wedding party going back and forward through restaurant area was a bit annoying. A separate route to the loos or loos nearer function area would resolve this as well as separate smoking access.

  37. M

    Maggie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Family get together.

  38. MB

    MalcolmB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    There were very few customers in the restaurant however the time for our food to be delivered to the table was astounding. Luckily we were the only table on arrival as the time to wait would have left us giving the lunch a miss.

  39. MA

    MargaretA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Would not return to this restaurant due to poor service. Waited almost an hour for our food to be served even though the restaurant was not busy. Wait for our desert course was also far too long. Table booking was for 5 but no such table ready on arrival - staff required to push two tables together to accommodate. Poor poor poor.

  40. AS

    AlanS

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good freshly cooked food. Portion sizes about right. Quite a few healthy options. Service excellent.

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Elliot's Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 147 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Elliot's Restaurant

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 23-27 Waterloo Place Edinburgh, EH1 3BH

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 22:00
    Saturday - Sunday: 07:30 - 11:00, 12:00 - 22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Multi story car park is a 5 minute walk from restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Various bus stops nearby. Bus numbers: 15, 20, 21, 21A, 21C, 22, 25, 27, 28, 28C, 104, 113, X5, X6, X20, X26, X27, X28, X38 and X44.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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