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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Excellent meal and great setting. Great cocktails for after dinner drinks
Waited 6 months to use an Itison voucher. Had the chateaubriand with chips and sauce, glass of wine each then coffees and fudge. Everything was fantastic from service to food. Enjoyed a better wine later. Will try a cocktail on our next visit. Heard a lot about this restaurant and was not disappointed. Thoroughly recommend. Will be booking again soon.
Great to be back after so long, seems to have been taken up a notch.
Food was excellent. Will be back soon.
I felt the food was quite average given the price...expensive for what it was, especially the starter that was lukewarm. :/
Excellent decor, service and venue. Simple but great menu
the service was good, the food and drinks excellent, but the atmosphere is the absolute best part. you enter under a string lit overhead down into a quaint yet cool interior. highly recommend.
Monteiths is consistently good - great fun, fantastic service and a good atmosphere
Amazing experience at Monteith's restaurant recently. We took Canadian and Irish visitors and they all raved about it. Great food, decor and staff. Highly recommend. We'll be back.
When we said we were in happy with the dessert, the waiter returned from the kitchen and said that they had a heat issue in the kitchen and it should not have been sent out. But they had sent it out.
Excellent, forgot one order of cocktails and had to chase after 20 mins but otherwise service and food was excellent. Steaks are fantastic!
The lunch menu was outstanding and great value. I had the house white was great.
Monteith's is a small, slightly rustic, lively bar and restaurant. All staff are attentive and will help make a visit a memorable experience. Excellent selection of bar drinks and cocktail menu. Limited but adequate menu of tasty and well-presented dishes at ££ price point for Edinburgh. Not best suited for Vegetarian/Vegan diners. Highly recommend.
Good food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. Had a lovely evening in here entertaining clients.
We eat here quite regularly, however on our last trip the steaks were slightly more well done than we would have liked. The new dessert menu is pretty poor too. Although, overall we had a lovely time.
Lovely time, location an food. Will definitely be back
Travelling from Lancashire with my partner, I had asked for recommendations from friends for a great place to eat in Edinburgh. Having been to this great city before, I was open to ideas.
This restaurant had been recommended from a friend who had travelled up to Edinburgh in the previous year. Having checked the menu prior to going and the reviews, we were keen to make a visit.
After finding the place ok, upon arrival we were welcomed by the staff, and asked if we wanted a drink before we sat, of which we did. 15 minutes later we were shown to our seats at the back of the restaurant.
Unfortunately, whilst the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was slightly not enjoyable due to the room temperature. Visiting a restaurant like this you want to feel comfortable as part of the experience, and sadly it was ruined slightly because of this.
It may have been the case, that on the night we visited the heating in the restaurant was our of use, however this was not mentioned to us by the staff. All that could suggest this was by the presence of a small electric heater which was not doing the job.
Overall, the experience was not great, despite the great food. We visited a couple of restaurants in our short stay in Edinburgh, and if we were to recommend a restaurant to a friend who was visiting, we wouldn't make this the number one place to visit.
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!
We had dinner here on Valentine's Day. Very cool vibe, excellent food, attentive wait staff.
Lovely evening and the food and wine were delicious! We will definitely be back.
Lovely decor / feel, great service and delicious - definitely worth a trip
Amazing place and experience with outstanding food, drinks and staff. Thank you.
Amazing service and food. Best cocktails in Edinburgh.
Food and services are fantastic. Will visit again. Thank you!
I always dine at Monteiths when visiting Edinburgh. The food is amazing and the service excellent.
Excellent food and ambience. Well decorated. Only disappointment was the cheese course!
Superb hidden little gem recommended to us by friends!
Amazing meal. Four of us all thoroughly enjoyed a three course meal. The staff were lovely and helpful recommending wine etc.
Had a excellent meal, the food was excellent quality and cooked to perfection. It was very imaginative. The wine was excellent to
Great food and wine
Excellent service from friendly and knowledgeable staff but I thought my hake portion was far too small for the price paid.
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
A few issues with our visit. Email sent on Monday, now Thursday and no response. Very dissatisfied.
Was closed when we got there got no message or anything
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
A great way to experience Scottish fare with an updated palate. Service was friendly and responsive. Couldn’t have wanted anything more.
Lovely place, excellent food and service
Just love this restaurant great staff, atmosphere and best if all great food along with some pretty great cocktails.
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.
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,
Monteiths is rated 4.4 stars by 1260 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.