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About Monteiths


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.

61 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Scottish, British, Steak

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Sunday
Lunch menu: 12pm-4pm.
A la carte menu: 12pm-11pm
Cocktail bar open until late

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0131 557 0330

Website:
http://www.monteithsrestaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Pay on the street.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private areas of the bar or restaurant bookable.

Monteiths Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (87)
Cosy (81)
Special Occasions (71)
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Romance (58)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Authentic (40)
Local Ingredients (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Seasonal (25)
Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Casual (23)
Lunch (20)
Fun (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Group Bookings (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Business Meals (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Great Beer (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Quick Bite (3)
People Watching (2)
Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 8 January 2018

Wife had scallops and I had oysters and although oysters OK was jealous as scallops were great. Shared a great chateaubriand and no room for dessert. Temperature was batch so didn't stay for a drink. Will definitely be back as the menu looks great but will wait for the weather to warm up.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Had a great meal with my daughter while dropping her off at university. Both ha a cocktail then shared the mussels. An entire of lamb for me and venison for her. We shared a couple of sides then split a dessert. Great meal and lovely ambiance. Would recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 2 January 2018

Amazing food and wonderful ambiance

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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2018

We had dinner on New Year’s Day. We weren’t able to get a table the previous year so had high hopes. We were not disappointed, great atmosphere, superb food & drinks and the service could not have been better. It was not cheap but given how much we enjoyed it, it didnt seem unreasonable. The restaurant is very compact meaning you are sat in close proximity to other diners, and it is in a basement, so if you are particlarly claustrophobic it may not be for you. Otherwise, highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 January 2018

This was my second visit to Monteith's and I was not disappointed. Having visited Edinburgh a few years back, I remember really enjoying my experience and wanted to return. From the atmosphere, to craft cocktails and dinner, everything is recommendable. Thank you for being such a wonderful and memorable experience, Monteith's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Great wee find in Edinburgh’s High Street. Would definitely recommend.

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·Dined on 26 December 2017

This is our second trip to Edinburgh and our second trip to Monteiths. Superb dishes and casual dining experience. We will definitely go back if we are in the area again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 26 December 2017

We had a fantastic boxing day meal at Monteith's. The service was top class all the way and extremely friendly and attentive. The food and cocktails were fantastic and exceeded expectations.

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·Dined on 24 December 2017

Awesome, qirkey, friendly staff and excellent food! Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

It was my Wedding Anniversary,from the start of our meal to the Main meal we were treat like Royalty.The staff shared in our Celebration.My wife & myself will definitely return again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 21 December 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Food and wine were excellent. Great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Fantastic! I have booked again for two time. The service and the food were great!!! The atmosphere was great too! Looking forward to going back. Satisfied Glaswegian!!!! Cocktail bar feel is a great USP!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on 11 December 2017

Every time we are in the neighbourhood we make a point of going to Monteiths, it really is fantastic- amazing food, great cocktails, and such a cosy wee place. It's perfect for a special occasion and the service is always great too. Can't wait until next time ☺️

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

I had booked a table for my boyfriends birthday, we arrived a little early and were seated quickly. I had noted his birthday in my booking and this was very subtly addressed by the staff. Our meal was stunning, wine was perfect and the staff were lovely, very attentive and chatty. They brought him a little birthday dessert and offered to sing, much to his embarrassment ... which made it a successful night. The venison is delicious, Arbroath risotto was very tasty and the cocktail selection is brilliant and very different.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

Was a lovely place food was outstanding!, the service could have been better though they didn't ask us if we wanted an beverages and I had to try getting there attention at least 4 times before they finally responded. Overall the food was delicious and I would still definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Food, cocktails, atmosphere and service were all absolutely top notch. Brilliant place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Great meal, limited but well thought out menu, lovely atmosphere

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Absolutely loved our evening, we were in our mini moon (we got married the day before)! The setting was just perfect, the food was amazing (Chatebriand was to die for) and I could hav drank the cocktails night! Just perfect

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 26 November 2017

Amazing from start to finish - our favourite place in Edinburgh! We Will be back when we next visit. Made the whole trip special.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

We had a girls lunch, there were 6 of floating in and out. The staff were exceptional, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was so relaxing and friendly - what a gem in a beautiful city..... FAULTLESS!!

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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Great food and wine. We shared the chateaubriand and it was a total delight with a lovely bottle of Malbec. Down a lovely side street lit with fairy lights, and a low-lit, cosy ambiance inside.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Lovely place to visit with great food and great service would highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Absolutely brilliant restaurant, from the welcome to the meal and cocktails.

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 (Surrey)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Lovely meal with great service. Busy bustling restaurant and bar obviously popular. Only issue was the music - a tad loud for me but enjoyable music choice.

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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Excellent food and service. Good selection of wines. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

great food, cocktails and cosy atmosphere - topped off with a fantastic 80's soundtrack.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

First time to Monteith's great service and food a hidden gem

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Nice ambiance, good food. Try the peppercorn sauce. Good selections of wine and craft cocktails and the apple pie for dessert was epic! All in all great experience and Monica was a very attentive and informative server. Would definetley return next trip to Edinburgh.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday night it had such a relaxed atmosphere so comfortable. The food was also amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 October 2017

We have travelled from Yorkshire on three separate occasions just to eat here. I think that says it all. We will be back. Grant and Elaine

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Amazing food and cocktails, fantastic staff

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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great ambiance in a cosy atmosphere, food was fabulous, as were the whisky cocktails, and staff very welcoming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Always a favourite... this occasion was my daughter's birthday. The food, wine and service we as always second to none. Fabulous evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on 8 October 2017

We had the Chateau briand for two and it was awesome!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

Had a fantastic time, felt welcomed from the word go, most notably by the friendly Australian and Italian who were working behind the bar. Food was great, small and intimate location but not overcrowded.I ended up proposing here to the better half. Highly recommended

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Excellent food, lovely ambiance and beautiful entrance

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 September 2017

My partner and I visited Monteith's during a short city break to Edinburgh to celebrate buying our first home. The place we were staying had a little info package including recommendations of where to eat and we took a punt on Monteith's and boy it it pay off. The food was delicious, served promptly and they even indulged us with an off-menu cocktail request which was also spot on.

All in all, a great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 22 September 2017

The staff were so friendly & our meal was delicious we will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Fab food. Very accommodating even though we were late for our reservation. Lovely atmosphere. Cosy and comfortable.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Our last night in Edinburgh was even more spectacular and special with our meal at Monthieth's. Service was fantastic, cocktails and wine superb. My Halibut was delish ly prepared. Make reservations in advance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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