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Elliot's Restaurant

3.8
3.8
163 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • 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

What 163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. GK

    GranKaren

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice meal in Elliots. Unfortunately as we were dining early we were the only people in the restaurant so the atmosphere was lacking but that was our fault. However we were made to feel very welcome by the staff who were lovely.
  2. MT

    MamyToubiba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Although my reservation was confirmed and I showed the confirmation email, the restaurant didn't find it. It was very unpleasant to me. But, the manager and the whole team reacted properly with kindness and friendliness. And they arranged a table for me. The rest of the dinner was without any issues. I must tell that the whole team is very helpful.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We stopped in for dinner during our anniversary trip. The restaurant is inside the hotel (walk straight in, up the steps, make a right and go to the end of the hall). The staff was amazing and they really spoiled us! The food—Scotch burger, fish and chips—was excellent. So glad Open Table led us to this place!
  4. CF

    CanadianFoodie

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    A Lovely room and we had an excellent meal! I think the staff appeared to be quite new and the service reflected that: waited a long time for a greeting, water and the opening drinks we ordered. Were asked for our order before receiving menus. Our take away was thrown out as opposed to given to us in a take away box. The staff themselves were lovely and I think with time and training these elements will improve. Importantly, the steak and the fish were top notch.
  5. R

    Rosie

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The restaurant is difficult to find because access is from lobby of hotel. Despite other restaurants in the area overflowing and very difficult to get in, this restaurant was not busy…only 5 tables being waited on. The servers were friendly. The food was mediocre.
  6. T

    Tracy

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I was really looking forward to breakfast as had afternoon tea before which was great but i was really disappointed..my friend and I paid the £17.50 each. I ordered porridge to start then the omlette (spinach was on other dishes but i couldnt have it on my omlette?!) my friend got muesli and ordered a bacon roll..my omlette came less than 5mins after i ordered which was very fast and before my porridge and when i asked if i could have the porridge please 1st i was told the chef was very busy and the waiter was about to leave the omlette on table beside ours for me until i asked if it could be taken back as it would be cold sitting out on table as porridge not out...my friends bacon roll also came 2 spoonfuls into his muesli...i waited a good while for my porridge then waited ages for my omlette .my friend had finished all his by time i had even started i asked where the toast for the table was as it was included in the price the waiter finally brought us 1 slice each after nearly finished .teapot was leaking too then as i was eating the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate!we had already paid before our sitting so just left for our bus trip .there was a lot of staff but service was not great sorry..
  7. CL

    ChristineL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food ambience and staff. Lovely environment
  8. R

    Rediners

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We stayed at the hotel and enjoyed the continental plus hot, ordered breakfast very much even though the service was a little disorganized. We decided to try dinner on our last night in order to have an easy relaxing evening before checking out in the morning- sadly, truly nothing went right. The servers were all very nice but no one understood the menu or what was available. The manager helped fixed some errors but it was not the easy evening we hoped for.
  9. DP

    DavidP

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    staff were very friendly and helpful, food was excellent, the only slight niggle we were not offered any bread rolls
  10. AL

    AprilL

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Staff was very professional and friendly. It took forever to order in the bar area. Chips were cold. Burger was gamey and not very good. I wouldn't go back. The staff was the only redeeming quality. Now I understand why it was easy to get reservations last minute on a Saturday night.
  11. L

    Lizbee

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food excellent service deffo recommend
  12. b

    bsymom

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Not sure what this place is like at night - may be a hip scene - but don't go for lunch. based our visit on pictures of the place which looks pretty. Food was okay. burger terrible - but fries were good. Fish and chips not good - no flavor. There was literally no one in the restaurant - when we arrived they looked at us like who are you and why are you here.
  13. JM

    JoanneM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyable dining experience the staff were very friendly.
  14. MT

    MarkT

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Booked dinner before a trip to theatre. We were delayed in traffic and outwith our booking time ( 20 mins late) a bit worried we would be refused a table but it was not a problem and we were quickly seated. Our server was good although perhaps too long between giving us the menu and coming back for our order and in between eg Also slow in asking us for drinks order etc. wouldn’t normally have been a major issue but we were keen to get prompt service since we were booked at theatre. I think there were some staff being trained on the night which might have contributed to the delays and that’s understandable The food was great. Regrettably we didn’t have time for a dessert First time at this restaurant which is a hidden gem and only marginally outside the main centre of Edinburgh. We will be back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The service was very good all staff where Very nice , our meal was frozen food that was not freshly cooked as I would have thought my chicken just that loaded with garnish and under cooked potato wedges, the whole experience was very disappointing as we traveled through From Glasgow for an overnight, I would also point out that the restaurant is situated within a hotel making it hard to find. The Consolation prize was a very decent mojito.
  16. SL

    SarahL

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Terrible! I booked in for Christmas lunch online four days out. I then called them directly to confirm set menu etc. I arrived and was told it was fully booked and all I could have was breakfast. I’m not a good Christmas person which is lucky as it would have ruined the day!! Also the service was crap. The hostess did not show me to my seat directly but got me to hold stuff including the menu for her while she poured my drink and then cleaned up before leading me to my table. That’s not how hospitality service goes! The food was average. Wasn’t sure if the mushrooms were real or canned. Eggs were an unusual colour inside compared to other restaurants in the area using likely more fresh ingredients. Would not recommend
  17. 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.
  18. LD

    LivyD

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. s

    seebee

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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..
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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 😕
  32. 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.
  33. S

    Scotlass

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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

FAQs

Elliot's Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Elliot's Restaurant

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

Additional information

  • 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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