Monteiths

4.4
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1243 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scottish

Monteiths bar & restaurant is nestled in a fairy-lit close in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The award winning venue is located just off the historic Royal Mile and combines chic cocktail bar with intimate restaurant. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, Monteiths is a must for relaxed dining and innovative cocktails.

Monteiths is by the team behind the White Horse Oyster Bar, Chop House Leith, Market St. & Bruntsfield.

Due to licensing restrictions Monteiths cannot accept children under the age of 5 at any time. Children aged 15 & under can be admitted until 6pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Special Offers

Lunch: 2 courses £16.50

...from a set menu (3 courses £21.50).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 February 2020

Ends: 4 March 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-16:00

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 19 June 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-23:00

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Daily 12:00PM - 4:00PM

What 1243 People Are Saying
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SS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent choice for lots of reasons! Food was excellent and the staff brilliant. Despite it being a Monday night where we had some space, the ambience was still great, it's a really lovely venue that we would very happily recommend! Also a nice covered outside space that still private for those who need a breather!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything lovely

LM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening and the food and wine were delicious! We will definitely be back.

E
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor / feel, great service and delicious - definitely worth a trip

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and experience with outstanding food, drinks and staff. Thank you.

JM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Best cocktails in Edinburgh.

JT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services are fantastic. Will visit again. Thank you!

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always dine at Monteiths when visiting Edinburgh. The food is amazing and the service excellent.

FT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Well decorated. Only disappointment was the cheese course!

BD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb hidden little gem recommended to us by friends!

KH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Four of us all thoroughly enjoyed a three course meal. The staff were lovely and helpful recommending wine etc.

RM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a excellent meal, the food was excellent quality and cooked to perfection. It was very imaginative. The wine was excellent to

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine

DR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service from friendly and knowledgeable staff but I thought my hake portion was far too small for the price paid.

RM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was cooked really well but the size was pretty poor for the price of the meal.
2 x starters and 2 x mains was 75 pound.
Not gonna lie I went for a kebab afterwards as I was still hungry

AD
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

A few issues with our visit. Email sent on Monday, now Thursday and no response. Very dissatisfied.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was closed when we got there got no message or anything

KL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening on Friday at Monteiths. From the minute we were welcomed to the minute we left absolutely everything was perfect. Food amazing, the right balance of service, great drinks choice and really lovely ambience. Will definitely return

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great way to experience Scottish fare with an updated palate. Service was friendly and responsive. Couldn’t have wanted anything more.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, excellent food and service

c
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this restaurant great staff, atmosphere and best if all great food along with some pretty great cocktails.

RT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Small place, and hard to maneuver (even for the staff), but it has a lot of character! Our server was a bit distracted by other tables while taking our order, so we had to repeat ourselves a few times, but I would go back.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We had the crab starter, and was disappointed with it, it was mostly potatoes, And very bland, as for the crab, there was hardly any. Very Unhappy, as the restaurant wasn’t cheap,

C
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

At first we thought we were in the wrong area. Yes, you are crowded and on top of each other. The restaurant is small, but we came to eat and the meal is worth the wait. Everything we ate was outstanding.
Glad we went early since they had fun out of fish by 5:40 pm.

CH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue with a good attention to the food, service and reasonable price for dinner on the royal mile.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful night on New Year’s Eve. The staff were fantastic and very accommodating. Thanks for a lovely evening and for making us feel welcome (we were a group of 14 and yet they were excellent).

LB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’d been to Monteiths once for lunch a few years back which was lovely and expected from the overpriced menu it would be comparable with the other fine dining priced restaurants in Edinburgh.

The venue is lovely, though busy it felt special and unique - what Edinburgh is good for! They were extremely busy. We ordered drinks which took 20 minutes to arrive. The waiter had no clue about the wine list or what to recommend. We ordered our mains - I ordered sides with my steak as did two other guests, while one was told that the duck he was ordering was a “wholesome meal” and he wouldn’t need sides. While we were waiting for the meal a waitress walked by and dropped a spoon covered in sauce down my husband’s Barbour jacket and when the manager was told about it he did clean it and hung it up elsewhere - we had to ask about it to find out it’s fate! I understand mistakes happen, but a little more communication as to how it looked/where it was would have been appreciated. The food then arrived some time later. It transpires the food is more for decoration than eating in Monteiths as our friend’s duck was not “wholesome” it was 2 small bits of duck with some kind of artistic smearing of sauce and popcorn. Thankfully we got some free chips he could eat later due to one of the other guest’s side not being written on the check and so not turning up. The (I can only assume) manager informed us that as potato gratin takes too long to make he’d send over some free chips. These took another 15 mins and had to be asked for twice. The food on the whole tasted lovely, though portions were small. It didn’t fit in with the haphazard service we received and fits in with the fine dining image that I think Monteiths wants to achieve. As a gesture of goodwill the manager took the sides off the bill for us - he was good, and tried to hold everything together on a busy night. A focus on service to match the fine dining style prices is very much needed. We wouldn’t recommend it.

PF
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We decided to have our anniversary dinner here and we had a really nice night. Food was great and the place had a really nice ambiance. We would happily recommend to others. Our only complaint is with the Maitre De who rushed us out the door after the food took a while to come out in an attempt to get ready for the next reservation. The other servers were nice and helped to give us a great anniversary.

MM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails and great atmosphere. Can’t wait to return

MM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Saturday 21st December for Lunch, Staff were excellent, food was excellent and drinks were all excellent. I would highly recommend Monteiths.

S
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had a great time. It's in a great location and the place looks great. The food Is over priced for what you get. It isn't a steak restaurant but the steak is more expensive than some top steak restaurant. The food presentation wasnt great but it was tasty.
I would recomend this place due to location and decor.

P
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice service. We ordered 2 main dishes: baked cod and some dumplings. The cod was delicious! As a dessert, the chocolate and clementine tart was very good as well.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dined on sat evening. Food was lovely, service was ok, and overall quite noisy and a bit on the cool side.

KF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and service, I just struggle to hear over the music

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all round. Attentive and polite with a personal touch.
Food is top notch and value for money.
Cozy atmosphere and perfect ambiance. Highly recommended.

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have eaten here a few times over the last few years and have always had a great experience. If anything the food was even better this time and it has always been very good. We discovered a new wine with the help of the staff and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

CB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, would definitely recommend to anyone. As a gluten free diner, there was no issue in making me feel as welcome as any other diner and everything I wanted was capable of being amended to suit, all meats cooked to perfection, service very attentive and priced very fairly

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice ambiance but poor service. There seemed to be no front of house organising the waiting staff. Had to ask several times for drinks. Cocktails very small and not cheap

SR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, feels special. Very nice atmosphere.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly service. Would definitely return.