Monteiths

4.5
1318 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1318 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeandImogen
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar staff were attentive and friendly. Cocktails were delicious, especially the new Ghandi’s Flip Flop. The bar had a relaxed and cool vibe. We were really pleased to have stumbled across it!

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LisaG
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience2

I’ve already sent an email to Monteiths to complain bitterly

HJ
HelenJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most fantastic meal with excellent service, highly recommended, thanks guy's.

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MildaN
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, a bit expensive but really enjoyed it all.

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LeeannI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, cocktails are to die for recommend the espresso martini and hedgerow spritz can't wait to go back. Highly recommend!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

main course was fantastic but dessert was poor

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a place. Easy to miss location wise but great vibe, food not huge portions but excellent quality. Great staff….a must be if visiting Edinburgh

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AnneG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The halibut was lovely but a small size portion for£28
Goats cheese bonbons lovely.
Haggis bonbons nice.
Black pudding sausages rolls well below average.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Monteiths was amazing. When we arrived the guests at our table hadn’t left yet but the host was incredibly gracious and apologetic. After we were eventually seated he was very accommodating to our enquiries - my boyfriend has a medical condition which prevents him from drinking certain types of alcohol and was able to modify certain drinks and made us completely bespoke ones. He also comped 3 drinks as they weren’t on the menu. Loved it and can’t wait to return!

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Kirsty
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The service was very very slow. It took ages to bring our drinks. The noise level meant that we could not hear what the waiting staff were saying. The menu options were very limited- none of our party found a starter they wanted. The food was delicious but the portion sizes were tiny. The cheese boards was a joke - £13 for 3 very average cheeses. Will not go back,

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Bdaygal
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Starters were a bit underwhelming. One of us had a bar bites option as a starter and it was larger than a starter that was almost 3 times the price. Quite pricey. But I do like it and would go again and maybe pick better!

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice layout, decor and ambience. Very good service and nice drinks. Food a little overpriced and portion size is small. I had the veg’ option which, as nice as it was, was very overpriced at £19. We were able to be moved to the bar area after our booking was up after an hour and a half which extended our stay. It would have seemed short otherwise.

In short - a great place to go for drinks, snacks and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Great staff and excellent drinks. I’d definitely recommend stopping in here. Fantastic place with great atmosphere.

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ChristopherB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fun restaurant/bar with great cocktails and good food. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The place for a perfect night out in Edinburgh!

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SophieP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant - I went by myself when it was quiet. The service and food were excellent. I would highly recommend.

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StephanieW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere - there was a small fire incident at one table but it very well managed and didn’t disrupt our experience! Would recommend the skittles cocktail and haggis xox

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Theycallmeuma
Austin
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibe in a restaurant that does food exceptionally well. Great service also. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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GraceM
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere if a little too dark. Food was lovely and service excellent.

CJ
CathJ
Spain
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little bistro with excellent food, we went there during our short stay in Edinburgh.

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IslaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, very comfortable seating. Fairly priced for Edinburgh. We have 4 different types of cocktails and none were very good tasting but looked good. Personally, i wouldn't go back just for drinks.

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AlyceG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful. We really enjoyed the venison and the house rose wine. Would definitely come back if we visit Edinburgh again.

MW
MarkW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice place inside and tasty food bit the portion size is very small it was like a child's portion and over priced for that . Was so looking forward to eating there but won't be going back

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vipBritkay
London
52 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the pretty entrance, the warm welcome and great food and drink this was a lovely place. The cocktail menu was creative and I loved my burnt pineapple margarita, the sea bass was heavenly and the chips just perfect. We will be back .

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PierpaoloS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very nice atmosphere and attentive staff.

LH
LindaH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for drinks, lovely setting and great service. Will be back soon!

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Susan
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal and service by Georgia. It was recommended to us by a friend and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Thank you!

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NikkiR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Menu was very limited & no steak option which Montieths were always known for. I appreciate change however it wasn’t what I was used to

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Fil2bert
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Didn’t eat, so can’t comment on food, but the cocktails were excellent, the service was great (helped me amend the booking last minute and accommodated a request for outdoor seating) and the atmosphere good too. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience1

Lights glaring in the face - a wee bit not romantic fellas

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SamanthaY
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a very nice meal last night. It was presented beautifully and staff were nice.
I wish they expand their choices in their menu, although not having too many choices is also good that it's easy to choose from.

JP
JaxPanx
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect afternoon especially as first outing after lockdown, so more memorable. Fantastic food and service. Husband especially loved the Laphroaig cocktail. Definitely return on our next visit to Edinburgh and shall highly recommend. Thank you. ⭐

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FionaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very accommodating and pleasant. Food was amazing!

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LisaI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In for cocktails before heading elsewhere for dinner. Lovely atmosphere and great choice on the cocktail menu. Service was quick and friendly and we never felt rushed.
Will definitely be back, hopefully for food next time.

BM
BethanM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, great food, lovely cocktails, good atmosphere

VT
VickyT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time visiting, I like my time there. It was only for drinks so I cannot vouch for the food. Nice ambience and not too loud that you cannot have a conversation. Outside drinking area has heating which was set just right. Overall lovely time, staff were lovely and will be back.

LJ
LeanneJ
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, honestly can’t fault anything it was delicious. Service was also on point, and we were well looked after. Only negative was the noise, the music felt a bit loud and it was hard to hear each other. However, it won’t stop us coming back loved it

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AlejandraP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The noise of the other tables gets trapped in the place so it is very loud. I enjoyed the ambience and the private feeling, but my partner didn't much. The food is a whole experience and we enjoyed it very much.

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Julie
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent, staff were attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was welcoming and prompt in such a beautiful ambience. We shared some unctuous oysters and some venison which was delicious.

SG
ScotlandG
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Slightly tight space on our table for food but there were other tables bigger. We had two main plates and two sides but had we ordered a side of veg there would have been no space.
Food well presented, cocktails delicious and staff very attentive. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Monteiths is rated 4.5 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.