Monteiths

4.4
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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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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 1257 People Are Saying
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NF
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. :/

MC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent decor, service and venue. Simple but great menu

ND
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.

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NM
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.

MA
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.

OT
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!

JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

HP
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.

K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

KG
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.

J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely time, location an food. Will definitely be back

AF
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.

SS
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!

R
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.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything lovely

LM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

E
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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
14 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
2 reviews
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).