Monteiths

4.3
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1257 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.

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NickF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I felt the food was quite average given the price...expensive for what it was, especially the starter that was lukewarm. :/

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent decor, service and venue. Simple but great menu

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GraemeB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monteiths is consistently good - great fun, fantastic service and a good atmosphere

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NMartin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMAMeats
London
98 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent, forgot one order of cocktails and had to chase after 20 mins but otherwise service and food was excellent. Steaks are fantastic!

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JimS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lunch menu was outstanding and great value. I had the house white was great.

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Hell2Please
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Keith
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. Had a lovely evening in here entertaining clients.

KG
KimG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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James
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely time, location an food. Will definitely be back

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AlexF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

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.

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SiobbhanS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
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!

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vipReviewer13
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on Valentine's Day. Very cool vibe, excellent food, attentive wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything lovely

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LauraM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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Emma
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
LucyB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
vipJamesMc
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Best cocktails in Edinburgh.

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JodieT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatieL
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.

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FairT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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BeckyD
1 review