Monteiths

4.5
1146 reviews
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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.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heaven! Food was amazing and cocktails were wonderful 😊

B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked into a cozy corner along the Royal Mile, it is a wonderful place for lunch.

B
Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit at Monteiths was again a wonderful experience. From the cosy environment to the excellent food and good service - we truly enjoyed our dinner. I try to visit Monteiths whenever I am in Edinburgh and I love it. I‘ll be back. Thanks for the wonderful time. Bettina

SH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There were 4 in our party and everyone enjoyed every choice we had made from the menu. Scottish favourites such as haggis, Arbroath smokies (used in a rich and tasty risotto) and venison were served with individual touches that made the dishes special. We would definitely return next time we go to Edinburgh.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

D
Glasgow
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Late lunch with colleagues..restaurant was very quiet. Food ok. Service ok...

JD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff very helpful re allergies. However we go there to eat every year when we come to the fringe and found the choices were limited & portions smaller this year. My husband as no allergies and was disappointed with the limited menu

KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly & helpful staff. Great food (I even managed to get the recipe for their fabulous chutney)

RB
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific evening with excellent food and a masterclass in cocktail making. It’s the middle of EdFringe and the Tattoo, so of course the place was fully booked. Nonetheless the service was gracious and not rushed. The venison, new on the recently refreshed menu, was superb.

A
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious. The only reason I haven’t given it full score is because they forgot our order, therefore the food took very long to come.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We were a party of three. One person’s main course arrived as the other two were finishing.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fantastic food and a really lovely restaurant with great staff. Thank You we will definitely be coming back next time we are in Edinburgh.

AB
Berkshire
36 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant the Food and service is brilliant. Not pompous but very special

LS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Especially the cocktails were delicious! But price quality we thought it was a little bit too exprensive.

JC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Food was excellent, beautifully presented. Drinks were delicious. The lamb was the best I have ever had. Service was VERY good, our waitress extremely attentive. I would definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was great until we were completely finished, all dishes/glasses removed and the waiter was no where to be found with our bill. The food and drinks were really good and loved the ambiance, so I would come back just will make sure to get the bill early.

AB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening spent with friends. Had an a great meal and drinks .

TK
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely wonderful meal with great wine. Very attentive friendly staff. Great atmosphere perfect lighting. Only negative we felt the desserts are over priced. But we will definitely return.

TB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, though over-priced food, cheerful and efficient waitstaff, a bit cramped and very noisy, Monteith’s is a fine restaurant that has been around a while but might be best for affluent young people.

AM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

When I booked the table I requested a quiet table due to my husband having hearing issues. I asked if this wasn't possible then for us to be put at a table next to a wall so we would have noise on one side of us. We were seated at a table in between 2 tables with large groups of people and also in between the only 2 speakers in the restaurant. The noise level was so unpleasant and uncomfortable for my husband we left before dessert. The food was poor, herb twigs in my chicken liver parfait, chicken skin wasn't crispy on my roast chicken and the crackling on the belly pork was rubbery. We won't be eating here again. Birthday treat spoilt.

LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Would defiantly recommend.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. GREAT FOOD. Attentive service. We loved it, thank you x

P
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very pleasant venue with quite good food and excellent service.

PP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Quite expensive, novalue for money.
We were with two kids and they didn't give us any sugestions.

They should advice it's not a place for kids.

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and bar cocktails.

OT
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Far exceeded expectations. Top quality food.
A little expensive but that is to be expected for quality food on the Royal Mile

KL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Possibly the best food I’ve ever had

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely ambience, with food ok but quite pricey. Great drinks. Not kids friendly.

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Produits excellents et très bel accueil
À refaire quand de nouveau à Edinburgh

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Great service.

A bit on the loud side, but if don’t mind it the food and service more than makes up.

NH
London
32 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accessed through, what feels like a secret, a side entrance the royal mile this is a very special sophisticated restaurant with great ambience, just the right level of staff attentiveness, and great food. Would definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab meal, will defiantly be back!

SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Monteiths. Beautiful entrance, lovely vibe, food and wine excellent! A real treat....

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food and service here.

The menu was small but varied with plenty of side options!

Dessert what delicious.

Service was very friendly!

s
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Good service

EH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really stylish restaurant for special occasions- only negative is that it is a wee bit pricey (but not unfair for the style and type of food) and that there are no vegetarian main course options which is a shame.

S
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredibly good value. Service was sensational.

PJ
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal. We started with excellent oysters. I then had the lobster thermidor and my wife had the baked cod. All was superb. The meal was so good, we had to have dessert. Lemon tart and poached pear were the perfect ending. Service was fantastic and the atmosphere was an interesting eclectic.

T
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Monteiths had been highly recommended by two separate people when they’d learned of our trip to Edinburgh. Conveniently located in Old Town, we were sure to make reservations well in advance. Glad we did so as the table seatings are quite limited in this below street level dining facility.

The menu offered more selections than we anticipated with starters we enjoyed ranging from tomatoes and mozzarella (which our server identified as salmon when brought to the table), soup and chicken parfait/pate. My half lobster and fries with herb butter main course was excellent and my husband and dining companions felt similarly about their choices including the lamb, a small but well prepared portion.

We were all a bit surprised by the rather inexperienced waitstaff that contributed to service that was less than what would generally be expected in an establishment such as this but hopefully with time this issue will be overcome and not detract from future diners satisfaction.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and lovely staff, we will be back! xxx

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