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Elliot's Restaurant, Edinburgh,

Elliot's Restaurant

3.9
3.9
267 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Situated on Waterloo Place, just steps from Princes Street, this Georgian restaurant is the chicest place in the capital to enjoy delicious food and tipples.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Scottish, British
  • 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 8000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Colin Macaulay
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 267 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
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

267 Reviews
  1. DougF

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had dinner here, the last 3 nights, and every meal has been marvellous.complemented by the highly efficient and pleasant restaurant staff . An overall 5 star experience

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  2. DaveM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak and Chips was literally that, no mushrooms, onion rings or salad. Looked like it had been cooked on a George Foreman . Ordered medium but struggled to cut it with a steak knife. 2 burgers had to be sent back as they were still red inside. Desserts were ok. Not the standard of food you would expect for a £200 a night hotel.

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  3. RobbD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Elliot's was a great restaurant. The service was superior and the food was great. I did not understand why there were not more people there. Their loss I guess.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal & great service at Elliot’s. Very comfortable & lovely spacious space. Many thanks

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great as was the value and the waitress (who’s name I sadly didn’t ask for) was great highly recommend specially with the price of the food

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  6. Hoggerz

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good but expect a very long wait over 30 mins for our drink & over an hour for food & wasn’t busy , about 2 other tables maybe! we had to chase them to serve us our order as we were going to the theatre at 2.30 table was booked for 12.30 . A table of 2 people came in after us & they were served before us we questioned this & were told it was because there was only 2 of them !!! There’s was only 4 of us , 1 of our party was gluten free which they acknowledged on check in but there was nothing highlighted on the menu indicating what they could make that was gluten free , we felt before they rushed away perhaps a few mins to explain what she could have would have been better, once mains came the food was good enough we had told them not to hold back making the dessert for us as we now were short of time , the servers then approached us mid way through eating our mains asking if we wanted the sweet brought out now too 🤣🤣, we declined & said please can you wait until we have at least finished eating . When desserts came 2 of us had churros one was coated in sugar & they had just completely forgot to cover the others . When we got the bill they had added a service charge automatically on, it does state this on the menu, we asked to remove it All in all I wouldn’t recommend this place unless you have plenty time to spare rather than the 2 hours we had which we thought was plenty

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  7. david

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Set menue not much choice for meat eaters Cullen skink the deconstructed dish was tasty but could have been hotter Fish and chips batter to thick and plate to small or chips could have been served separately fish on top of large pile of chips difficult to cut up fish.sticy toffe pudding well presented but divided caused it to be dry on outside good flavour.the steak was well cooked rare as requested. The waitresses were extremely helpful and friendly

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  8. DavidH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu could be more extensive for main courses. Seems a bit steep to charge 12.5% for service charge - most places charge 10%!

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  9. AnnB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good. service excellent, could have been a bit more variety on the menu

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  10. AnneB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a welcoming, friendly, highly attentive staff and lovely ambience in the restaurant. Food and choice were exceptional with very generous portions and delicious. Great value for money. Staff went above & beyond to make our daughters 18th bday very special and very good with a friend who had food intolerances. Will def be returning and highly recommend.

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  11. KirstinG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal- just what we were looking for. Delicious food!

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  12. Dave

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely foodband friendly staff. Would recommend to everyone. Have had several meals and will return.

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  13. Cazz

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal, lovely surroundings made all the better by having such exceptional staff

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  14. MoiraM

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We received a warm welcome from staff. The food was hot, tasty and well presented.excellent value for money, would definitely recommend.

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  15. Grant

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, 5 min walk from the train station. Lovely food & great service too

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  16. JudyS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, friendly staff. Food very good, would definitely recommend

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  17. StewartR

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet night, but very attentive staff and tasty food.

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  18. KennyG

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class as usual can’t fault the staff or cooks Great value for money.

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  19. KerryD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Elliot’s. We had 5 star treatment. Staff were friendly, service was quick and they made it extra special for Ellis as he turned 25 yesterday. Staff went above and beyond to ensure we were cared for. I recommend a wee night out there before going to see a show at Edinburgh playhouse. Thank you so much for being kind and welcoming. The staff even kept the cake in their fridge whilst we went to see the show. We were able to then collect it afterwards. The manager checked in on us. Good was amazing. Thank you so much for helping make the night extra special for Ellis

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  20. ScottsfromScotland

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff here are lovely nothing is too much trouble they are certainly an asset to the company

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  21. Jennyd

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow, ordered Isle of Mull Cheddar for dessert and received another type of cheese, disappointing. Other meals were okay.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good great staff very atttentive clean lovely place just a bit chilly

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  23. ValK

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely horrible, food is inedible & service was horrible

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  24. Jo71

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely, service was slow, restaurant was quiet

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  25. TraceyD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was exceptionally slow. Waited approximately 30 mins for starter and a further your for main course. We had to eat our mains quickly as we were attending a show nearby. When we left no staff thanked us for our custom. I would not recommend Elliot's restaurant.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was cold, staff were nice but clueless and the place was dead

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very tasty food, beautiful restaurant, friendly staff!

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  28. SophieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, would definitely come again

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  29. GrahamL

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Your team went above and beyond to make our anniversary meal special. They were all friendly, attentive, but not overly and highly professional.

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  30. RyanF

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfect. Best chicken burger I've ever had.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent attention to detail, nothing was too much trouble. So glad I had booked for our first night there. Great food and service cannot fault anything.

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  32. IANS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food ok but slow service, neighbouring table very unhappy with slow service. Food ok but choice poor. Breakfast again slow. Had to ask for coffee three times. Beans and mushrooms partly warm. Expensive for the level of service.

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  33. GiacomoP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely surprise! We will come back and recommend!

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  34. Hazel

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I had the following Starters Cullen Skink and Tempura sticky chicken. The Cullen Skink was extremely thick and could be eaten with a fork, it should be soup like friend didnt enjoy that. The Tempura chicken was very nice we enjoyed it. We had Scottish Burger next, very big portion but the burger was very dense two of us couldnt finish the burger. The service was excellent the waitresses attentive and surroundings lovely. We would go back but make different choices.

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  35. TraceyS

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and your staff are exceptional!

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  36. Tobic

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was excellent. And the food was tasty.

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  37. PaulB

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitstaff explained the difference between the two and three course meals. We went with 2 two course meals. My partner chose a starter I chose desert and we had different entrees. The starter was Goats cheese & rocket bruschetta, which we split. We thought it was not delicious but enough for a lunch. My partner had the Scottish burger, I had the Battered Haddock, both were cooked to perfection. For dessert we shared the Strawberry crepes, which were delicious. The servings were huge but the cost was very reasonable.

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  38. JessicaJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu is confusing with no published prices. The staff must explain which items are available via self service and which are from the kitchen. Our server did not explain this to us and we sat waiting for our food that never arrived. The pricing is also ridiculously expensive. I ordered a bowl of porridge (oatmeal). It cost 17.50. The cafe next door has the same meal (except better) for 4.50. We did not return for other meals since there are several better dining options nearby.

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  39. Mafillette

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful find. The food was excellent, good portion size and very affordable. Attentive staff with big smiles and a welcoming demeanour without being intrusive. We really enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back. Thanks again.

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  40. JOHNR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Firstly my partner asked for a fish dish, not available at eight 'o' clock! I asked for the other fish dish on the menu, not available? Ordered two starters only one arrived. Waited while my partner ate their starter. Partner had finished their starter then mine arrived; asked the waitress to take it away; didn't look nice anyway. Only other thing on the menu were burgers and pizza; thought it was a restaurant not a fast food outlet. Had a pizza and ate the topping. Only other interest thing was the mouse running around.

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Elliot's Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 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
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Scottish, British
  • 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
  • Executive Chef
    Colin Macaulay
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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